31st Foundation Day
SIIB Auditorium | July 10, 2023 | 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM |
Batch 2022-24, Batch 2023-25, Faculty and Staff | Participants – 400+
On July 10, 2023, students, faculty, and staff gathered to celebrate the remarkable milestone of Foundation Day. The event began with the symbolic lighting of the lamp, after which the Director honored the guest of honor, Pandit Arvind Kumar Azad ji, and other esteemed guests. Post felicitation, Pandit Arvind Kumar Azad ji graced the stage by delivering a heartfelt note and his decades-old association with the SIIB. Mrs. Ami Parekh proceeded with the event by expressing her gratitude to the Director and Pandit Arvind Kumar Azad ji for the opportunity to be part of the celebration. She introduced all the performers with earnestness to induce enthusiasm among the audience.
The first performers were the talented Tabla alankars, Shri Ravi Guru and Shri Saurav Gulati, and Shri Sandeepan Mukherjee. Their rhythmic performance on tabla captivated the audience to applause spontaneously even during performance. In the second performance Smt. Sahana Banerjee and Pandit Arvind Kumar Azad ji presented a mesmerizing fusion of pure Indian classical music. Their performance left the audience spellbound. The last performance of the event was presented by Mr Rohit Kulkarni on the, Mr Nitin Satva, and Mr Amit Vennu who were the disciples of Pandit Arvind Kumar Azad Ji and also running a band with the name, Triocraaft. They presented a fusion of classical music through Djembe, Cajon, flute and Keytar. They filled the audience with full of energy with a medley of popular Bollywood numbers.
The celebration of 31st Foundation Day of SIIB ended with a deep sense of appreciation. The event brought together the entire SIIB community to commemorate the remarkable journey of the institution.
Key learnings/ takeaways:
“Attending the 31st foundation day of SIIB was an unparalleled experience. I had never thought I would enjoy classical music like this. All the performers touched our souls with their talent. The fusion of Indian classical and Bollywood music was an excellent ending to a perfect event.”
-Anjali Sawhney (MBA-IB, Batch 2023-25)
“On this 31st foundation day of SIIB, we witnessed Pandit Arvind Kumar Azad and his team performing live. The whole event was melodious, and we enjoyed it thoroughly.”
-Suhitha Kondireddy (MBA-AB, Batch 2023-25)
“The foundation day programme was one of a kind. The Indian classical music couldn’t be more soothing, and it felt calming as the event proceeded. The programme was well scripted, and each performance was unique.”
-Sarthak Belekar (MBA-E&E, Batch 2023-25)