Sri Aurobindo College organised “Mettle” fest in the college campus to make students experience the practical applicability of the Marketing and Finance knowledge they learn in the classrooms. Mettle also focuses on polishing the entrepreneurial skills of the students. Brigadier H S Bhandal, Director Education, Principal Dr. R L Behl, Prof Jai Parkash and Mettle Facilitators declared the fest open and gave their best wishes to all the participating teams. Brig Bhandal and Dr Behl motivated students to participate in the fest with positive attitude and learn maximum by application of the knowledge gained in the class room.
The fest has been sponsored by Bullseye, Ludhiana, Co-sponsored by Octave and Uber and organised by student facilitators Anish Bansal, Ashu Bansal, Sudeep Kaur, Hetna Takkar, Naveen Chopra, Himanshu Garg, Gautam Bansal, Raghav Aneja, and Chahat Kapoor. Prof.Jai Parkash was the faculty coordinator. The organisers framed the rules of the game and organised event successfully.
The preparation started with the invitation of proposals describing the ideas related to the business plan by the students to showcase on the day of METTLE. It has been followed by a preliminary presentation round.
A total of 11 teams namely Horn Ok Please, The Toonatics, Downtown Carnival, Mini Militia, The Talk of the Twon, The Shack, Naksha of Happiness, Ambrasia N Arcade, Creative Cratz, The Masquerade and M.I.T.R.O.N were shortlisted for the finale of the fest which included students from B.com and BBA First, Second and Final years.
All the teams pooled in their innovative themes, relishing food, thrilling games and beautiful accessories to be marketed on the day of the fest. Along with this they also served the society at large in the form of their Mettle Social Responsibility (MSR) by taking up stand against dowry system, Financial Literacy, PAN Card drive, inter-caste marriage, mistreatment with third gender, women empowerment and entrepreneurship, respect for senior citizens, Road Safety and Traffic Awareness, Green Environment, and also contributed towards “Swachh Bharat Abhiyan”. The teams very enthusiastically faced the business challenge and participated in the Mettle without the aid of electricity and also were motivated to use re-cycled and
re-used material for their business promotional activities.
Principal Dr R L Behl said Mettle indeed was a learning experience for the students by the way of putting theoratical knowledge into practicability and getting the profits as the reward at the end of the day.