ISBF XENIA goes Online, gets Bigger and Better
New Delhi: The 12th edition of XENIA, the popular annual cultural college festival organized by the New Delhi based Indian School of Business and Finance (ISBF), will be a completely online event for the first time since its inception in 2009. Among the many firsts, XENIA 2021, scheduled on February 12-13, 2021, will also see international participation this time from students from Canada and Botswana, namely University of Saskatchewan and Botswana Accountancy College, apart from more than 10 Indian cities featuring the top colleges of Delhi University (DU) being represented.
In keeping with its growing popularity as a must-attend among the University circles, XENIA 2021 has more than doubled its participation from last time, with more than 1000+ registrations already received from 65+ colleges. The figure was 600 and 35 respectively, last time around.
In keeping with the times, the theme of this year’s XENIA has been aptly kept as “Disconnect to Connect”. It basically aims at reminding students about how important it is in life to unplugg to unwind; tuning out to tune in; and disconnecting from their day to day mundane activities and chores once in a while to connect with each other on the finer aspects of life.
A total of 16 solo and team competitions, bringing out different facets of an individual’s talent, are lined up across the two days, with most being streamed online via Zoom. There are a total of 48 prizes to be won across the 16 events as well as INR 2 lakh as prize money, up for grabs.
Commenting on the upcoming festival, Dr. G.L.Tayal, Dean, ISBF, said, “XENIA is the pride of ISBF and it is indeed heartening to see that it is growing in popularity with every passing year. We are overwhelmed by the response received for XENIA 2021 and are proud of what our students have achieved to get this far. All credit goes to them and the teachers. On behalf of ISBF, we would like to extend a warm welcome to all participants and wish them all the very best. It will indeed be a privilege to see a plethora of young talent, the world’s future, showcase their skills in an informal yet competitive environment.”