CONCORDIA 2019 – XCOMM MEDIA FEST
The Xavier School of Communications (XCOMM) of Xavier University Bhubaneswar (XUB) hosted inter-school talent and quiz competitions on November 8, 2019 under the title ‘Concordia’- XCOMM Media Fest 2019 at Xavier University campus.
The Dean of the Xavier School of Communications, Fr Donald D’Silva, SJ extended a warm welcome to all the young participants who represented their schools wished them good luck with a belief that all the teams selected for the final rounds would give a tough competition to each other keeping true spirit of competition.
The aim of conducting Media Fest was to bring together the Plus Two level students of Eastern Region of India to promote talent and creativity among students. Through “Concordia” – XCOMM Media Fest 2019, University is trying to encourage students to give a break from their busy academic schedule and invest their energy on expressing themselves in the areas that matter them most.
The Quiz master for the day was Mr Bivash Rath Attreya, a member of Odisha Quiz Club, conducted the event efficiently. Since there was overwhelming response for the event, organizers had to conduct elimination round to take a call on six finalists for the event
Overall winners rolling trophy went to BJEM School, Bhubaneswar. Concordia Quiz event
At the valedictory function, the Vice-Chancellor Dr. Fr. Antony Uvari, S.J., extolled the efforts of the faculty and students of the Xavier School of Communications for their efforts in organizing the event successfully by bringing the young minds to the University campus and creating an opportunity for them to interact and learn from each other. He welcomed the young students to pursue their higher education in the Xavier University and bec ome men and women for others with a moto of Inspiring Futures and doing more.
The Chief Guest for the event Shri Shashi Bhushan Upadhyay, Director, Jindal Stainless Steel Limited, Bhubaneswar addressing the gathering urged the students to keep their eyes and ears open with regard to fast changing social life, and plan their future with great care and caution.
The event was witnessed by Xavier University students, teachers and guardians of the participants and invited guests.
About 120 students from various Inter Schools participated in the events such as Photography, Drawing, Poetry Writing, Caption Writing and Quiz Competitions. Theme based competitions helped them to bring out the best of their imagination and creativity. The quiz topics covered general knowledge, sports, politics, prominent personalities, literature and media.
Winning teams of Quiz received a maximum of cash prize of Rs 15,000/- Rs. 12,000/- and Rs 9,000/- along with winner’s certificate. The winners other categories in the competition received a sum of Rs 5000/- each.
Every bit of the quiz and other competitions were exiting not only to the contestants but also to the audience. It was indeed an enriching experience for the audience thereby providing an ample scope of learning and exploration of new ideas, facts and knowledge for the participants. The event was anchored by Ms Anam and Ms Priyanka Das, students of BSc Mass Communication under the able guidance of Prof. Nirmalya Baral and his team. The event was witnessed by Xavier University students, teachers and guardians of the participants and invited guests.
“CONCORDIA” XCOMM QUIZ 2018
Xavier School of Communications (XCOMM), Xavier University Bhubaneswar hosted its maiden Quiz Competition on December 01, 2018 at Xavier University Campus. Thirteen teams from Higher Secondary Schools and Eleven teams from colleges participated in the event.
The event started with a welcome address by the academic coordinator Dr. Vijay Kumar Vijayan followed by an introduction by the Dean of XCOMM Fr. Donald D’Silva, SJ at Mini Auditorium, Xavier City Campus. After the elimination round Mr Bivash Rath Attreya, the Quiz master for the day, a member of Odisha Quiz Club, along with his associates Mr. Abhijit Mohanty and Mr. Sanket Tripathy conducted the competition with utmost professionalism and fairness.
At the valedictory function, the EX-Vice Chancellor,Xavier university Prof. Dr. Fr. Paul Fernandes, S.J., extolled the efforts of the faculty and students of XCOMM for their efforts in organizing the event successfully by bringing the young minds to the University campus and creating an opportunity for them to interact and learn from each other.
Winners of the ‘Concordia’ – XCOMM Quiz 2018 were honored with prize money, memento and certificate. In the plus two category winners were Satyajeet Rout & Abhishek Rath from DAV Public School, Unit -8, Bhubaneswar, and under college category winners were Piyush Kedia & Baibhab Pattnaik from IIT, Kharagpur.