SIERRA’21: Annual Fest of IIM Sirmaur Begins
SIERRA’21, the annual fest of Indian Institute of Management Sirmaur successfully inaugurated on 13 Feb 2021. Sierra is the annual management, sports, and cultural fest where institutes from all over India compete against each another in various events for extravagant prizes. With prizes worth over 8+ lakhs Rupees, the students from various prestigious Institutes like SIBM Pune, IIM Ranchi, IMT Hyderabad, NMIMS Mumbai, and many more will be competing against each other in 13 management events, six sports events, and a cultural event, which all happens to be organized in online mode.
The Inauguration event started with introducing the theme for SIERRA’21, “Breaking Barriers” after which a screening of the event’s trailer was shown to give the audience a brief glimpse of what is to come in the next two days. Following that, Dr. Pradipta Patra, Chairperson Programs, congratulated the organizers' team for organizing this event amidst the shadow of a pandemic. He appreciated the team's indomitable spirit behind the event as they managed to get over 4500 registrations which is a truly commendable and remarkable accomplishment. He then spoke upon the main ideas behind events like Sierra which is actually to give students a chance to expand their peer network. This peer network can be very useful to them throughout their corporate lives. He highlighted that one of the significant advantages that online mode has is that now the students can interact with peers they wouldn’t have had a chance to interact with before, which truly represents the theme of the event, “Breaking Barriers”.
Following him, Dr. Parul Malik, the Co-chairperson Programs, announced the official inauguration of the event. She also talked about the difficulty of the event now that it has to be organized online and commended the team on truly “Breaking Barriers” and creating a mark that is visible on a national level. She congratulated all the students of the institution and encouraged the organizing team on creating a legacy that will last for the next batches to come. She also thanked the staff, the students and all the stakeholders in realizing the event.
The institute also became part of month-long campaign "National Road Safety Month" announced by the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, Govt of India between 18 Jan to 17 Feb. The faculty, staff and students of IIM Sirmaur took a pledge for Road Safety where all of them pledged that they will maintain and respect all the traffic rules.
Towards the end of the Inauguration, the Secretary of Sanskriti – the cultural committee of IIM Sirmaur, Kallol Hazarika delivered a vote of thanks to Prof. (Dr.) Neelu Rohmetra, Director IIM Sirmaur and other faculty and staff of IIM Sirmaur. He also thanked to the students and to all the clubs and committees of IIM Sirmaur for their dedicated efforts towards making this event possible.