The 2nd Inter School Entrepreneurship Fest- Enship 2018, organised by Delhi Public School, R.K. Puram,was held on 14 July, 2018.
A total of 55 schools registered and made the event a huge success, under the guidance of the Principal, Ms Vanita Sehgal, the Entrepreneurship Club Incharge, Ms Anjana Virmani and the Teacher Coordinator, Ms Shalini Harisukh.
The Enship fest comprised of 5 competitions which were conducted simultaneously at different venues- Business Plan, Ad Making, Debate, Business Quiz and a Surprise Event.
The opening ceremony started with the felicitation of the Guests of Honour and Business Plan Judges – Mr Bijoy Kumar Majhi, Founder, Angels in my Kitchen and Ms Varija Bajaj, Owner, Varija Design Studio, followed by Ganesh Vandana presented by Diya Singhal, of Class V11.
In her welcome address, Ms.Vanita Sehgal, welcomed the Guests of Honour. She then spoke of the will and determination of the new generation of entrepreneurs and how they are constantly striving to achieve their goals; how entrepreneurship was not a viable career option in her times and how, in today’s time, it has evolved into one of the most chosen career options. She also mentioned how the Entrepreneurship Club started with just two students who were passionate about entrepreneurship and how they convinced her of the need for a platform for the same despite having other commerce related clubs.
The Guest of Honour, Mr Bijoy Kumar Majhi, emphasised the changes in the field of entrepreneurship in India over the last few years, and how the key to success for a start-up is now dependant on the satisfaction of a need. He explained how the first few years of becoming an entrepreneur and starting one’s own venture can be the most challenging and difficult years of one’s life but it all pays off in the long run. He then shared the story of how he started out with his company in just one location and is now the proud owner of twelve outlets across Delhi NCR with a new one underway. He strives to achieve a nation-wide presence in the future.
Ms Varija Bajaj, the Guest of Honour, narrated the personal story of her road to success. She was a science student and was preparing to become a doctor but she realised that she couldn’t excel in a field she wasn’t passionate about. She was creatively inclined and wanted to do something in designing. She then described her journey from acing NIFT, starting her own venture and expanding her company into other fields. She further accentuated on how entrepreneurship does not have a basic set of rules; rather, it is the brainchild of the entrepreneur and it is all about how they deal with the various challenges life throws at them.
This was followed by a movie on Enship 2018 and thereafter the participants started to disperse to their respective event venues.
THE EVENTS AND JUDGES
Business Plan was an interactive competition that provided a medium for students to showcase their respective start-up ideas using pre-submitted powerpoint presentations.
Mr Bijoy Kumar Majhi and Ms Varija Bajaj, the aforementioned Guests of Honour, were the judges for this competition.
The aim for the Ad Making competition was to give the students an opportunity to present their marketing skills and combine their designed product with theatrical skills to showcase an appealing advertisement. DPS R.K. Puram alumni, Shaurya Jain and Akshay Khandelwal judged the Ad Making event.
The students in the Debate competition contributed their ideas on various entrepreneurship – related issues that were provided to them. DPS R.K. Puram alumni Anu Khandelwal and Tanmay Bansal judged the debate.
The Quizzing competition tested students’ knowledge about recent entrepreneurial ventures and technological advancements in the field of business. DPS R.K. Puram alumni, Aneesh Gupta and Jatin Jha were the judges for the quizzing competition.
The Surprise Event comprised the classic game of Monopoly, with a time limit of half an hour. The one with the most properties and total assets would move to the Final Round. DPS R.K. Puram alumni Shivang Chandna judged the event.
The various competitions provided a huge platform to budding entrepreneurs to showcase their knack and passion in the field of Business.
The closing ceremony began with the felicitation of the Chief Guest, Dr Prabhu Aggarwal, Founding Vice-Chancellor, O.P. Jindal University, followed by a splendid rendition of “The Nights” by the late musician, Avicii, performed by the school choir and a comedy skit by the Expressions Theatre Club, about corporate laws.
The Principal, Ms. Vanita Sehgal welcomed the Chief Guest and congratulated the Club Incharge, Ms. Anjana Virmani, and the Club Appointments for the success of the event. She asked the participants if they enjoyed the event and got an overwhelming response. She mentioned to the students sitting in the audience that winning is not the main objective of participating in a competition but what counts is having new experiences and learning something in the process.
The Club Incharge, Ms Anjana Virmani, thanked the Principal, Ms Vanita Sehgal, for her constant support and guidance which motivated her and gave her confidence to make the event a success. She also emphasised on the hard work put in by the Club Appointments and the Enship Team who worked day and night so that the event could be conducted without any complications. She conveyed her heartfelt gratitude to the Music Department and the Theatre Club for putting up a great show in the limited time constraints.
The Vote of Thanks was delivered by Student Presidents, Sharanya Verma and Shreeya Singhal and Vice President, Shobhan Bhatia, of the Entrepreneurship Club.
The Chief Guest, Dr. Prabhu Aggarwal, in his speech, congratulated the school on the success of the event and commended the performances of all the participants. He encouraged students to pursue entrepreneurship and to change the world. He also emphasised on entrepreneurship being a mindset, and not just the act of starting your own company, which anyone and everyone can have. He highlighted the new spectra of business management in today’s world.
The Award Distribution Ceremony started off with a token of appreciation being awarded to the alumni of Delhi Public School R.K.Puram, who judged the various competitions, for contributing to the success of the event. This was followed by the announcement and award distribution of the winners of each competition and the overall winning school.
The event concluded with the National Anthem.
LIST OF WINNERS
|BAL BHARATI SCHOOL, PITAMPURA
AMITY INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL, NOIDA
NATIONAL VICTOR PUBLIC SCHOOL
|DELHI PUBLIC SCHOOL, NOIDA
DELHI PUBLIC SCHOOL, DWARKA
RYAN INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL, ROHINI
|SPRINGDALES SCHOOL,DHAULA KUAN
GD GOENKA PUBLIC SCHOOL,VASANT KUNJ
BLUEBELLS SCHOOL INTERNATIONAL
|BEST SPEAKER DEBATE||FIRST
|MODERN SCHOOL, BARAKHAMBA ROAD
SPRINGDALES SCHOOL, DHAULA KUAN
DELHI PUBLIC SCHOOL, MATHURA ROAD
|DELHI PUBLIC SCHOOL, FARIDABAD
BAL BHARATI PUBLIC SCHOOL, PITAMPURA
SS MOTA SINGH MODEL SCHOOL, GHK NAGAR
|DELHI PUBLIC SCHOOL, NOIDA
MODERN SCHOOL, BARAKHAMBA ROAD
SHRI RAM SCHOOL,ARAVALI
|Overall Winner||DPS Noida|