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 Published : Saturday, 31 January, 2015 02:20 PM
IIM Raipur’s flagship event Equinox 5.0 – the annual business-cum-cultural festival kicked off today with a great excitement and enthusiasm. Equinox 5.0 is a 3 days event which is completely student-organized and witnesses students from the different b-schools across the country, coming down on one platform and competing head-on in multiple business and cultural events.
The special guests who were present for the opening of the event were Mr. Vinod Jaiswal, DGM SBI Bank and Mr Pradosh Kumar Jha, AGM IDBI Bank.The faculties of IIM Raipur including Prof. B.S. Sahay, Director, IIM Raipur;Dr. Vinita Sahay, Chairperson Fellow Programmes; Dr. Sanjeev Prashar, Chairman Placement and Dr. Ashish Kumar Garg, Chairperson Student Affairs were present to embrace the event.
The Title sponsor of the event is SBI and the Platinum sponsoris IDBI Bank. And the event is co-sponsored by Union Bank of India, Videocon Telecom, EOS Cinemas, Hettich Exclusive store and Radio Mirchi is their Radio Partner.
The business events included a series of simulation games, live case studies and quizzes that tested the fundamental principles from the various spheres of management. Some of the events were featured as a part of this year’s edition of Equinox are ‘Udyam’- the B-Plan event, ‘Propergy’-a resource management simulation game, ‘Seeker’- an online treasure hunt, ‘Grey Carnage’ - the HR based case study competition, ‘I am Legend’- an event where participants had to make crucial decisions under stress, Tarkash- a debate competition. 
Other events include- Chanakya – a simulation game to test the strategic minds of the participants; LANnihilation - LAN Gaming competition; and Mudit Vriddhi – a game to promote the Chhattisgarhi handicraft. Besides business events Equinox will also showcase several cultural events such as, Nukkad – a street play, Verve- the fashion show, Armageddon- a rock concert and Footwork-the dance event, where the students will get an opportunity to display their talents. The business events will be held at the IIM Raipur campus and the cultural events will be staged at RTO Ground, Shankar Nagar.
Equinox 5.0 will conclude with the most awaited event - an enthralling performance by Sunburn- electronic dance music, on 1st of February from 07:00 PM to 10:00 PM at RTO ground. Passes for Sunburn will be available at the venue on the day of the event on a first-come-first-serve basis.
This year the event is being organized on an unprecedented scale with a bigger budget and more participation than ever before. The various clubs of the college are gearing up to create the most challenging of competitions which will challenge the brains of the best minds of the country on the one hand and will provide unbridled fun to the participants on the other.
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