The “SNEHA MILAN” is a social initiative undertaken as a part of “NIRVAAN” the intercollegiate cultural festival. The event was organized on Friday, 13 th January 2023 from10.00 am to 5.00 pm. The NGOs, schools and social organisations working for specially abled people to earn their livelihood were invited to exhibit and sell their products. Around 20 organisations actively participated in exhibition. The event was inaugurated by Mr. Rajesh Rane, specially abled cricketer and player of T20 cricket tournament.
The event was supported by Lion’s club of Mahavir Nagar by sponsoring refreshments for the participants during the event. The volunteers of DLLE committee assist participants to sell their products in exhibition. During the exhibition free paper bags were distributed by Kandivali Recycling Centre to promote the usage of paper bags and avoid plastic bags.
The exhibition included handicraft items, fabric based products, soaps, wall hanging, candles, jewellery, chocolates all made by specially abled. The primary objective of the event was to provide platform to sell and promote the products made by specially abled. All the stakeholders of the college showed overwhelming response towards the event. The total sales made during exhibition was Rs.1,45,87/-. The participants of exhibition were delighted by the response received from college and showed keen interest to be associated with college in future too.
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Nirmala Memorial Foundation College of Commerce and Science organised Splash 2.0, an intracollegiate event under the leadership of the Management, Academic Director, Principal of degree college, Coordinators, teachers and the non-teaching staff. As the name suggests, Splash 2.0 is the second edition of this intracollegiate competition. This year too, it encompassed a wide array of activities, competitions and an opportunity for learners to experience entrepreneurship and apply it real time. Held on two days, Splash 2.0 commenced with a grand inauguration ceremony at 12.00 noon on 30 th January, 2023, and then proceeded with a range of talent competitions.
The following competitions were held on
Competitions, Food Stalls and Gaming Corners- an Initiative to Inculcate Entrepreneurship amongst Learners. On Day 2, i.e., 01 February, 2023, learners, under the guidance and encouragement of professors for days in advance, set up stalls of food and games on the campus as part of Splash 2.0.
Every division across all programs participated in the activity. Learners who set up food stalls offered a wide variety of cuisine, consisting of snacks and beverages. All the food articles were priced Rs. 20 or below, which made it possible for everyone to relish the mouth-watering varieties to their heart’s content. In addition, the games were also priced up to Rs. 20, which made for pocket-friendly entertainment and fun.
The competitions that took place on Day 2 are as follows:
They were held for all the programs in separate segments. The learners depicted a variety of concepts via the themes set for each competition. Some teachers also participated in fashion show along with the students. Winners of competitions on both the days were awarded certificates and cash prizes. A finale act was performed, and valedictory was also duly conducted as the culmination of the event.
The objective was to encourage the learners to experience trading, persuasion and earning profits at a micro level. It also included inducing the customer to buy products/ services to hone business skills. Prizes for best stall were also given to learners who displayed the best product, quality and arrangements.
Since all the food articles, beverages and games were affordable at Rs. 20, it was possible for everyone to try out a lot of things on offer. The learners, who set up their stalls, earned brisk profits and gained experience sure to benefit them in future. The institute has undertaken wide-ranging efforts to give practical exposure to learners throughout the year to learners. Splash 2.0 is one such initiative that met with enthusiastic response from every stakeholder, apart from the learners, teachers and non-teaching staff who were a part of this fete.
No. of food stalls: 23
No. of games stalls: 13
Nirmala Memorial Foundation College of Commerce and Science organised its annual intercollegiate fest, Nirvaan 2023 on Friday, 20 th January, 2023 and Saturday, 21 st January, 2023. Themed ‘Indian Vibes with a Western Twist’, Nirvaan 2023 this year has been a platform for students across colleges in Mumbai to showcase their talents to assimilate Indian and Western elements through various performances.
The Management members of the Institute Ms. Aruna Desai, Dr. Denis Desai and Ms. Dhara Desai and I/C Principal Ms. Swiddle D’Cunha rendered unstinting support and guidance to organise and execute Nirvaan 2023.
Dr. Poonam Kakkad, Cultural Committee Convener and IQAC Co-ordinator, and Mr. Rishabh Desai, Assistant Cultural Committee Convener, took the lead to plan and host as many as 33 competitions in the fest, which were held flawlessly.
Around 700 participants from 50 plus colleges participated in Nirvaan 2023.
Chief Guests :
Chief Guest of the Inauguration Ceremony of Nirvaan 2023: Mr. Rajesh Pakhare, noted Line Producer who has achieved the best ad film made for Akashaia Gold Mines in Africa. He has also worked with Amir Khan for Vivo Mobile advertisement and with Ranveer Singh for Colgate tooth paste advertisement. Mr. Pakhare’s son is currently studying at our institute. Having Mr. Pakhare as a judge has given us an opportunity to become more inclusive in our approach. Parents are our valued stakeholders, and collaborating with them is definitely a positive step.
Chief Guest of the Valedictory of Nirvan 2023:
Mr Nilesh Sawe- An eminent personality with great skills, he is the Cultural Coordinator at
the University of Mumbai. He is also a theatre artist and has appeared in serials and films. He has also won prestigious awards in the course of his career journey.
Guests of Honour
Mr Kunal Naik, an Alumnus of 2021 batch
He has rich experience as Assistant Talent Producer at Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Li’l Champs. He has also been seen in the Superstar Singer Season 2. Zee TV’s Dance with Me and also for Sony Entertainment Ke Liye Kuch Bhi Karega. He is judging the event Face Off.
Mr Vaibhav Agrawal
Mr Vaibhav Agrawal is a Defence Correspondent at Frontier India and Mission Victory India. He has worked as a journalist with various online platforms. He is also talented as a professional musician.
Mr Sohil Vora, an Alumnus of 2011 batch
Mr Sohil Vora is a Deputy Manager at Vistara Airlines. The Guests of Honour were invited for the inaugural function of Nirvaan 2023. After a grand inauguration ceremony, the events commenced in full swing and lasted throughout the evening on both the days.
Nirvaan is Nirmala Memorial Foundation College of Commerce and Science’s mega intercollegiate fest organised and managed predominantly by the students of the college. Besides honing key skills of the participants, the college aims to impart holistic healing to
the participants by making them industry-ready and efficient.
Judges at Nirvaan 2023
A panel of distinctive experts, renowned in their areas, presided as judges over the
competitions on both the days. Some of the personalities who graced our event as judges are :
Social Responsibility - a Key Objective Met Successfully Every year, the theme of Nirvaan is unique, and a social responsibility activity is also carried out with it. This year, Sneha Milan, an exhibition-cum-sale was organised in which the specially abled individuals participated. They displayed their products and set up stalls of food articles too. The entire proceeds of the sale went to all the participants. Our institute strived to give wide publicity to the event to ensure maximum visitors.
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On Saturday, 18th December, the Cultural Committee of the College had organised Nirmala's Got Talent -2021 and gave a platform to students to showcase their talents in the category of Dance, Singing,, Photography and Musical Instruments. The Winners for Each Category were felicitated on this day. Boys of Band gave a Live Performance and added glory to the show.
On 10th of January, 2020, Nirmala Memorial Foundation College of Commerce & Science conducted "NIRMALA'S GOT TALENT" in the college premises. The program was conducted with the focus of encouraging our students to comeforth and show case their talents. The various events included therein were :
The students participated with great enthusiasm and won prizes in each category.
Cultural Committee celebrated Friendship Day and Chocolate day on 16th August 2019 for Degree College students with great enthusiasm, fun fare, music and dance. Students presented chocolates to each which depicted their friendship, Dance competition was held for the students who were selected from the semi final round conducted on 13th August 2019.
The judges for the dance competition were the founders of Nupur Dance Academy, Mrs Heena S. Sanghvi and Mrs. Hetal D Shah. They are masters in various dance forms like Bharat Natyam, Folk Dance and Western Dances. 15 students performed in the competition which comprised of various forms like classical, hip hop, bollywood, lavni, Folk Dance and so on. Audience enjoyed all the performances. Judges were highly impressed with the talent of all participants and had a tough time selecting the winners. The judges also performed for the students and motivated them.
The winners of the dance competition were :
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