XENIA ISBF annual festival

Celebration of sustainability at XENIA, ISBF’s annual cultural festival

March 2, 2020

The Indian School of Business & Finance (ISBF), one of the top five teaching institutions of The London School of Economics (LSE) in the world, recently celebrated their annual inter-college cultural festival, XENIA, amidst overwhelming participation from students of top colleges of the city.

This year’s gala, themed around Sustainability, was held on 21 February and saw students vying for top honours across competitions like Nukkad Natak, Battle of the Bands and Step-Up. More than 600 students from over 35 colleges including the likes of Sri Ram College of Commerce (SRCC), Hindu College, Jesus and Mary College, Shri. Venkateshwara College, Aurobindo College, Sri. Guru Govind Singh College, Gargi College, Hansraj College, Dyal Singh College, Deshbandhu College and Motilal Nehru College took part in the extra vaganze.

Another pair of judges, Rohit and Sukant Sharma of the band Slaves of Rock, clearly impressed by the energy around the Battle of the Bands, commented, “The crowd and performances were great. The students have some great musical talent which was nice to watch.”

Among the winners of the competitions, Maharaja Agrasen Institute of Technology won the Nukkad Natak while SRCC was the runner-up. Shri Venkateswara College won the Battle of the Bands. Step-Up, the Western Dance competition, saw the Crunk Society of the Aurobindo College as champions while Misbah of Sri Guru Govind Singh College and Enliven of Gargi College were declared runners-up jointly.

In a noble initiative, students of ISBF also ran three fundraisers around the themes of environmental protection, women’s health and education during XENIA 2020. The first one was termed Tree for Breathe, while the second was named LAAL and the third Rang De Basti, resulting in the collection of close to INR 50,000.

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