The Annual Inter-DPS Commerce Festival-VANIJYA 2017 was held at DPS, Chandigarh on 25th of November, 2017 in the school premises. More than 250 students from 18 DPS schools from across the country were seen competing against each other in the most challenging events. The chief guest for the occasion was Mr. D.P.S. Kharbanda, Special Secretary to Govt. of Punjab –cum – Director of Industries & Commerce, Punjab.
This festival was an endeavour to help create a real business like platform striving to develop business acumen and entrepreneurial outlook in the students. The highlights of the festival were onsite events like Rural Le Carte – The Big-Small Business Challenge, Bizmania – a business quiz, hosted by the very popular RJ Meenakshi from My FM 94.3 was quite a crowd puller. Juggernaut, a game of wits, teaching concepts of economics through a game, Gordian Knot was a challenging Treasure Hunt and Expressions was a Stand–Up Comedy event aiming to bring forth happiness, the final goal in any activity.
It also included three online events, Epeolatry – The hunt for the LitSmart, Tintannabulate – The hunt for the SingSmart and Aperture – The hunt for the ClickSmart. Illustrious people from different fields adjudged the various events. The host school DPS Chandigarh did not compete for the prizes.
The Valedictory and the Prize Distribution Ceremony commenced with a mesmerizing cultural extravaganza which included a soulful song and energetic and vibrant dance performances.
DPS Faridabad was awarded the best performance award for onsite events and DPS Vasant Kunj was declared the overall best performer. The event wise winners are as follows :-
Expressions : DPS Vasant Kunj
Gordian Knot : DPS Mathura Road
Rural Le Carte: DPS Dwarka
Bizmania : DPS Faridabad
Juggernaut : DPS Jaipur
The event culminated with a vote of thanks. Vanijya-2017 ended as a landmark success which left students yearning for more.