The Department of Business Administration at SJEC inaugurated Zephyr 2024, a National Level Management & Cultural Fest – KONKANCATHOLIC.COM

The Department of Business Administration at SJEC inaugurated Zephyr 2024, a National Level Management & Cultural Fest

March 27, 2024

Mangaluru: The Department of Business Administration at SJEC hosted Zephyr 2024 with the theme Business Warfare: Navigating the Matrix, a two-day event on March 26 and 27 in Kalam Auditorium. The program began by seeking the blessings of the almighty through a prayer led by the MBA choir. Mr. Akhilesh B. C., Project Manager, Moody’s Rating, Bangalore, was the chief guest for the inauguration ceremony. Dr Rio D’Souza, Principal SJEC; Rev. Fr Wilfred Prakash D’Souza, Director-SJEC; Dr Prakash Pinto, Dean-MBA; Ms. Acharya Chitralekha J., Faculty Coordinator; Mr Prajwal; and Mr Hrithik Chand, Student Coordinators, were present for the program.

Mr Prajwal S. K., Student Coordinator welcomed the gathering. Zephyr was inaugurated by lighting the lamp by all the dignitaries. Mr. Akhilesh B. C., the Chief guest emphasized leadership by highlighting the traits and characteristics of successful leaders. He also encouraged students to be courageous and make tough decisions. His philosophy is to “take care of people, and people will take care of your work.” He quoted the saying, “Success is a journey and not a destination.” And concluded by saying, “No risk, no reward,” and encouraging students to take calculated risks.

Dr Rio D’Souza, principal, spoke about the importance of putting in effort. By giving the example of a ball, he emphasized that failing is easier and highlighted the importance of working hard to be successful. He pointed out that rising after failing can lead to enterprising. Dr. Rio D’Souza handed over the token of gratitude to the chief guest.

Rev. Fr. Wilfred Prakash D’Souza, the president of the program, gave the presidential remarks. He encouraged students to learn, grow, and inspire people around them. He also stressed the importance of being humble.

Sweeny Reanna Larsado, 2nd year MBA, rendered the vote of thanks. Ms. Komal, 2nd-year MBA, compered the event. The inauguration was followed by the commencement of management events such as business quiz, best manager, HR, Finance, Marketing and many more. The second day of the fest will showcase the cultural talent of the participants with various events like Treasure Hunt, Brand Rangoli, Face Painting, Fitness Fight, Gaming, Duet Singing, and Group Dance. The fest received an enormous response, with all 18 colleges participating from in and around Mangalore and Shivamogga.