Held on 24th December 2019 at the
Venue: Pravinchandra D. Shah Sports Academy, Mumbai
The day is 24th of December. It’s around 6 pm and Devi Prasad Goenka Management College of Media Studies (DGMC) is adorned and all set for its Annual Day Event for 2019. But this Annual Day is different. Nothing of this sort or magnitude has happened on campus before. There’s an ambience of enthusiasm, anticipation and a tad bit of nervous excitement everywhere. Everyone has their eye out for something unprecedented that is about to happen in DGMC. On that day, DGMC celebrated its Annual Day function with an overwhelming and wholesome participation from the students. The success of an event of this magnitude wouldn’t even have been remotely possible without the relentless and tireless efforts of the Principal Dr. Amee Vora.
The evening started off with Ms. Anushka Ghag, performing a graceful dance to invoke the Almighty. This was followed by some melodious singing and thought-provoking poetry recitation by students Samidha and Srijan, respectively. It was then time for the formal section of the evening, for which an esteemed panel had been invited. The Panel of Dignitaries consisted of Shri Aslam Shaikh, a member of the legislative assembly (MLA) as the Chief Guest, Shri Naren Goenka, Trustee RSET as Guest of Honour, Shri Gajendra Chauhan as Guest of Honour, Smt. Kaanchan Adhikari as Guest of Honour, Shri Lalit Saraf as Guest of Honour and Member of the Managing Committee, RSET, Shri Ashok M Saraf, President RSET, Smt. Sunanda Kar, Educational Director, RSET, Shri Saurabh Deshpande, Convener Student Council, DGMC, Shri Mukesh Sharma, Dean DGMC and Dr. Amee Vora, Principal DGMC
Thereafter, the college’s Annual Report was presented by the Principal, which not only included the achievements of the college for the current academic year but also highlighted the milestones achieved during the last academic session. A Prize Distribution Ceremony was held, where talented and performing students in various fields like Academics, Short films (Animation, Fiction and Non-fiction), Culture, and Sports etc. were recognised and felicitated. The college’s alumni were also honoured for their voluntary contribution. Finally, the most prestigious award for the Best Student was awarded to the much deserving Ms Sukanya De. She, then, delivered a heartfelt speech thanking all her cherished people who supported her in this journey.
The Vote of Thanks was then delivered by Dean Mr. Mukesh Sharma. He acknowledged the efforts of the Students, Teachers, and Supporting Staff and thanked the esteemed guests for their precious time and presence.
Coming back to the cultural aspect of the event, the entire event was centred around a grand historical idea. The theme for the Annual Day was ‘Thoughts of Chanakya’ which was presented meticulously by students of DGMC under the extraordinary guidance of Mr. Rahul Antani. The journey showcased Chanakya’s ethical leadership and management principles paired with mesmerising cultural performances from our Indian states choreographed by Mrs. Punita Hirani representing Chanakya’s goal of ‘Akhanda Bharat’. The story revolved around Chanakya and Dhananand’s tug of war to save the kingdom from foreign invasions. The act was performed by Anand Chaturvedi (MACJ) and Srijan Das (SYBAFTNMP) along with students from UG Programmes. The event also bagged huge appreciation and adulation for the Mime act choreographed by Mr. Subodh Surve which portrayed the cons of modernization on the masses.
The colourful night ended with the beautiful thought of Vasudevam Kutumbkam which translates to the idea that the entire world is one family. This message of unity and harmony inherent in our Indian culture was enthusiastically sent across with the international students at DGMC proudly waving their homeland flags along with the Tricolour on the stage.
The annual day showcased the outstanding work of the students and that was appreciated by one and all. The audience comprising of the parents and guests were captivated by the enchanting performances of the students and the soulful symphony of the budding artists. For anyone who attended the event, it was an evening to remember.