Embracing Diversity and Commemorating Heritage: IIM Indore Celebrates Janjatiya Gaurav Diwas with Cultural Tapestry Quiz
IIM Indore proudly commemorated Janjatiya Gaurav Diwas, a day dedicated to honoring the invaluable contributions of tribal communities, by organizing a spirited and engaging event—the Cultural Tapestry: Tribal Quiz. Held on November 25, 2023, this event showcased the institute’s commitment to celebrating India’s rich cultural mosaic while fostering a deeper understanding of its tribal heritage.
Diversity is the cornerstone of IIM Indore’s ethos, and the celebration of Janjatiya Diwas resonated profoundly with this core value. Prof. Himanshu Rai, Director, IIM Indore, expressed his delight at the event’s success. Highlighting the importance of acknowledging and honoring the rich tapestry of India’s tribal heritage, he said that at IIM Indore, we believe in fostering an environment that encourages not just academic excellence but also deep respect and appreciation for our diverse culture. “Such events reflect the culmination of this ethos. Witnessing the enthusiasm and participation of our students reaffirms our belief that they will be torchbearers, preserving and promoting our cultural heritage while leading with a strong sense of social responsibility,” he said. He congratulated the winners on this occasion and encouraged continued exploration and celebration of the nation’s diverse cultural legacy.
Students across various programmes—PGP, PGP HRM, and IPM participated in the quiz. The enthusiasm among students was palpable as they gathered to commemorate and delve into the essence of India’s tribal heritage. With 46 participants forming 23 teams, the quiz, focused on various aspects of tribal culture, history, and contributions to the nation’s tapestry. Divided into two phases, the competition showcased the participants’ knowledge, teamwork, and quick thinking.
The quiz procedure comprised an elimination round followed by an exhilarating final Kahoot round. In the initial phase, teams displayed their acumen, with the top eight teams advancing to the final showdown. The Kahoot round, conducted on a digital platform, saw participants engaging in a battle of wits and speed, vying for the coveted top positions.
The winners were as follows:
- First Prize (Rs. 5,000/-): Reetika & Ujjwal Kumar
- Second Prize (Rs. 3,000/-): Pratham Bajaj & Tejas Ner
- Third Prize (Rs. 2,000/-): Ajay Guntreddi & Prachi Singh
Led by Junior Academic Affairs Committee members—Nandini Sethi, Sakshi Shubh, and Bhavya Ranjan—the event culminated in an enriching experience. Beyond mere competition, it was a platform for collective learning.