Cricket and Colours

As part of a campaign aimed at reducing absenteeism in high schools, students of Symbiosis Institute of Media and Communication (PG-Pune) played a friendly cricket match with children from Netaji S C Bose Madhyamik Vidhyalaya on January 22. The campaign, in association with Charities Aid Foundation (CAF), Pearson Foundation, UN-Habitat and Tata Teleservices, adopted 100 schools in June 2012 and aims at reaching out to 250 schools by the end of this year. The match was followed by a workshop titled "Paint Your Dream". The paintings will be put on sale at the annual festival of Symbiosis Institute of Media and Communication (PG-Pune) FEST-O-COMM which will be held from February 15 to 17.

Innovative Concoctions

Students of International Institute of Hotel Management (IIHM) hosted a mocktail-making competition on February 9. The competition was aimed at making students aware of the shifting trends of beverage consumption by teenagers who want to have a good time in the bar without consuming alcohol. Participants came up with mocktails such as Mirch Mumtaz, Mad Hatters Iced Tea and Mad Hatters Christmas Tea among others. The Pan-e-Muntaz, a pan-based mocktail, bagged the first prize. The competition was judged by Abhijit Mitra, training manager, and Sujith Gopinathan, executive assistant manager, food and beverages, Radisson Hotel, Pune.

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