Vaudeville, the annual festival of IMT Dubai has been held on 6th and 7th of March amidst enjoyable milieu. It provided a platform to the students of various colleges across the country to showcase their creativity, express talent and inherent leadership skills through various business and cultural activities. Organizing such a major festival not only provides students the opportunity to express themselves, but also gives them the privilege to learn various business management techniques and networking skills through fun and entertainment.
Preparations for Vaudeville started over a month ago before the actual event with enthusiastic students coming up with creative ideas of events. Organizers screened those ideas and finalized the events over the period of next one month. The count down for Vaudeville has been an exciting wait for the ardent students and participants and a fever has caught up with them in the last one week. The actual arrangements for Vaudeville like logistics and stage set up has started two days before the opening ceremony.
At last came the day. The spectacular event started with the dawn on 6th of March. Participants started registering themselves for various events. It was followed by the inauguration ceremony and soon after that ceremony, various events have started unfolding one after the other. Teams from IMT and other colleges like SP Jain, Amity University, Manipal University and BITS Dubai etc. have participated in various events of Vaudeville. Marketino, one of the most awaited events consisted three rounds which tests a team’s ability in marketing, strategizing and advertising. Other events that took place on the first day are Vaudeville Stock Exchange, Gordon Ville, Phoenix, Cyber Kurukshetra, Meet the Media and Treasure Hunt. If the events in morning and afternoon are more intense and mind consuming, those in the evening are rejuvenating and relaxing. The evening has been a witness to spectacular dance competition, Rock Band and War of DJ which enthralled the audience. With this the first day has come to an end.
Second day again started with registrations followed by various events – Capture the frame, ExQuizIt, Make it from scrap, Suit up, Act your act and also the events that continued from the first day – Marketino, Gordon Ville, Vaudeville stock exchange and Cyber Kurukshetra. Evening was dedicated to cultural events like Face painting, RJ Hunt, Skit, Star night, Fashion show and prize and certificate distribution for the winners and runners up in various events of Vaudeville. The colorful fashion show and hilarious skit stood as the highlights of the evening.The two day grand event was concluded by the Star night program.
Vaudeville 2014 has attracted many sponsors like Red bull, Josh FM, Zee TV, Zee Cinema, Lipton, DIAC Student Hub, E-Max, Barakat, London Dairy and many more and they have set up their stalls in the campus for these two days. Vaudeville 2014 will leave many memoirs to the students, participants and the college in their journeys. The tremendous success of this event is a great leap ahead for IMT and it will surely raise the expectations in the next year.