Shillong, Oct 10 : The flagship event of IIM Shillong - Golf Cup Season 6 ended on a high note on the evening of Sunday, October 6th, 2013. The event was organized by IIM Shillong in association with Meghalaya Tourism. The two day event comprised of the Corporate Golf Tournament and IIM Shillong's Annual Management Fest 'Khlur-Thma' which consisted of inter college competitions in different management domains. The Chief Guest for the award ceremony was Dr Mukul Sangma, Chief Minister, Government of Meghalaya.
The Golf Cup saw participation from more than 100 golf enthusiasts, including more than 40 corporate participants from corporations like DBS Bank, Deutsche Bank, Yen Capitals, and Hindustan UnileverBSE 0.49 % among others.
The event also hosted the presence of top government officials including A.L. Hek, Minister of IT and Health and Family Welfare, Government of Meghalaya and Ashok Thakur, Secretary of Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development.
Khlur-thma, the annual management fest of IIM Shillong, commenced on the first day of the IIM Shillong Golf Cup Season 6. This time Khlur-Thma was fortified with a series of events. There were four on-campus events namely, Professional Golf -The India Story, VainQueur, Touchstone, and Vishleshan. In addition to it there were two video conferencing events named, Shrinkhala, De-Crypt and online events DecipHR, Samuchit, Envisage and Adriane's thread respectively each representing different management domains.
A business summit was also organized which comprised of two conclaves: the Finance Conclave and the North East Conclave. The topic for the Finance Conclave was 'Financial Markets: Issues, Developments and Regulatory Aspects' while the topic for the North East Conclave was 'Balanced development of North East: Issues and Reforms'. The panels gave insights into the root of the problems and suggested solutions for the same.
The game of golf was played in the following categories: 0-10 handicap, 11-18 handicap, 19-24 handicap, longest drive, straightest drive, closest to the pin and women's category. Michael Hek won the prize in the 0-10 handicap category. Amit Shukla Baidya bagged the prize in the 11-18 handicap category. The winner for 19-24 handicap category was R. K. Thakur, IG BSF (retired). The women's category award was won by Suzie Syiene.
Winners of the on-campus case study presentations in Khlur-Thma, were also felicitated during the closing ceremony. Vishleshan, the finance case study competition sponsored by NTPCBSE 0.76 %, was won by the team from ISB, Hyderabad followed by team from IIM Shillong. Winners of VainQueur, the consulting case study competition sponsored by ONGC, was won by the team from IIM Shillong and runners up were from MDI Gurgaon. Touchstone, the marketing case study competition sponsored by Shillong Lajong Football Club, was won by the team from IIM Shillong followed by the team from SIBM, Bangalore.