newznew (Chandigarh) : “Nothing is as important as passion. No matter what you want to do in your life, be passionate”, said the First lady Smt. Alka Singh Badnore (wife of Shri. V.P Singh Badnore, Governor of Punjab, Administrator Union Territory, Chandigarh), the Chief Guest on the occasion of Annual Day at Dr. Ambedkar Institute of Hotel Management, Chandigarh. It was undoubtedly a remarkable event led by the Principal, faculty and students. The budding hospitality professionals portrayed their dexterity on this occasion to display the creative talents hidden in them.
Shri. Anurag Aggarwal, Home Secretary Chandigarh along with prominent dignitaries of the Chandigarh Administration, Hospitality Industry and Academia graced the occasion with their benign presence.
The Annual Day revolved around the theme “Incredible India” with the auditorium decorated by the students showcasing their enormous flair. The event commenced with the lamp lighting ceremony followed by the students seeking blessing from Goddess Saraswati through a melodious Saraswati Vandana.
The Principal, Mrs. Bharti Tyagi presented the Institute’s Annual Report emphasizing on the pride achievements, excellence in academics as well as co-curricular activities in the year 2016 – 17. She highly praised the faculty and students for taking initiatives in various areas and bringing laurel to the institute.
Following the presentation was a colourful and splendid display of the folklore of “Jewel of Western India”, Garba and Dandiya Raas where the performers showcased their versatility in field of dancing.
The evening was made further extravagant and ostentatious by the release of the 19th issue of “Gourmet’s Affair”, the Annual College Magazine of the Institute by the Chief Guest, distinguished guests along with the Principal and the Editorial Board. The magazine contains the anecdotes of various activities organized by the Institute along with captivating articles and research papers submitted by the students and the faculty of the Institute.
Smt. Badnore addressed the students with her thought provoking speech saying words of wisdom that one could incorporate in their life. She further spoke of the importance of hospitality and its allied sectors in today’s world, its economic help for the development of the nation as well as the opportunities they offer to budding hospitality minds. She applauded Principal and her entire team for providing value based education and receiving innumerable awards, laurels and accolades from distinguished entities of Academia and Industry.
The day concluded with award ceremony in which students in academic and co-curricular activities were recognized. Meritorious winners in the field of academics, sports and extra co-curricular activities were given prizes by the Chief Guest.
DETAILS OF THE AWARDS
- STUDENT OF THE YEAR – Mr. Akshat Varshney
- LADY OF THE YEAR – Tanya Sharma
- GENTLEMAN OF THE YEAR – Mr. Shashank Shekhar
- MOST DEDICATED STUDENT – Ms. Hukme Singh Sachdeva
- ORGANISING STAR OF THE YEAR – Mr. Akshat Varshney
- HOUSEKEEPER OF THE YEAR – Mr. Rohit Sharma
- CHEF OF THE YEAR – Mukesh Singh Narwariya
- F&B STAR OF THE YEAR – Tanya Sharma
- ORGANISING CLUB COORDINATOR – Saksham Saini & Mr. Kartikey Tyagi
- F&B CLUB COORDINATOR – Prateek Bhalla & Mr. Mukesh Kumar
- KITCHEN CLUB COORDINATOR – Mr. Shantanu Sharma & Mr. Prakhar Kapoor
- CULTURAL COORDINATOR – Raghav Verma
- SPORTSMAN OF THE YEAR – Narpinder Singh
- SPORTSLADY OF THE YEAR – Ms. Kirandeep Kaur
- MEDIA CORDINATOR OF THE YEAR – Ms. Vidula Khanna
The cultural event was concluded by the energetic dance performance of Bhangra that cheered and energised the audience. Thereafter, a sense of patriotism was exhibited by unanimous singing of the National Anthem. After the function, a Hi-Tea was organized in the Institute’s restaurant, “Atithi” which was decorated on the theme of Transforming India, where various assortments, delicacies and innovative mocktails were a delight to the guests. The event ended with every shining star carrying a feeling of happiness and achievement within itself. The amazing and colourful items of the show revealed as to how much the entire AIHM team under leadership and guidance of Principal have put in their tireless efforts in exhibiting this program.