The School of Economics Commerce and Management of Martin Luther Christian University organised the ‘LYNGWIAR-2023’ from the 22nd to 24th of March, 2023.
The theme of the fest was “The Hearth of Information, Innovation and Knowledge”.
The chief guest for the opening ceremony, Malcom David Roy, an alumnus of IIM Ahmedabad and retired Executive Director of NEEPCO, in his inaugural speech commended the faculty and students of the School of Economics, Commerce and Management for arranging such a fest.
The guest of honour, Ailynti Nongbri, Head of the Khasi Department at Shillong College, with her in-depth knowledge, spoke in length on ‘Lyngwiar’, which was so central to the Khasi folklore but is gradually losing its rightful place.
The Registrar of the university, Iwamon WJ Laloo, elaborated on the importance of experiential learning, i.e. learning beyond the classroom.
A panel discussion on the theme of the fest was conducted on the second and third day. The panel for the second day included Bhogtoram Mawroh of NESFAS, RK Vijay Byrsat from Centre of Learning, Knowledge and Services, Manoj Kumar Mishra from Meghalaya State eGovernance Mission Team and Afu NY Jana, Direction of Operations at Yoga Spice Meghalaya.
The speakers discussed in depth the challenges farmers face in the state and the lack of accessibility to the available schemes. The panel also discussed the suitability of growing cash crops in different areas of the state.
The panel for the third and final day included Roy, BK Sohliya, executive advisor of the Meghalaya Farmers Empowerment Commission, and Chandrakant B Kulkarni, Asst Manager, HR & Admin, Parle Biscuits.
Roy spoke on the theme and stressed on the need for adapting to change. Kulkarni spoke on the food industry and challenges it faces while Sohliya discussed in depth the changing attitudes of farmers and the changing landscape of businesses in Meghalaya as a whole.
Numerous competitions witnessed students from the participating colleges take active part in all events. Events like case study, stock market competition, crossword puzzle, quiz, business story writing, creative ad, business plan competition were mostly related to business and management.
Other activities like marathon, singing, dancing, minute to win it, debate, data interpretation, essay competition, cosplay, etc, were also conducted over three days.
The closing ceremony was held yesterday during which learning institutions were acknowledged for their participation and prizes were distributed to all winners.
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