The Economics Society of Shaheed Bhagat Singh College hosted its annual Economics Fest, Econotize, on the 3rd and 4th of February on a massive scale. The fest was officially kicked off by the Principal, DR PK Khurana, who showed immense pride in the stature of the event and showered praises on the Economics Society for their proclivity to innovate and generate awareness on the most relevant issues.
The two days that followed proved to be a treat for Economics buffs, as it attempted to explore the depths of the subject, ponder upon some of the biggest challenges to our nation, and apply logical thinking through a stellar line up of diverse events. It pushed participants in their bid to understand how economic policymaking is done at the highest level through its committee simulations of G8+5 and the National Council of Sustainable Development. It also combined the intricacies of the subject with the classic game of Monopoly through an innovative event, Ecopoly.
Debate and Quizzing were also on the menu, as Econotize’16 executed a successful simulation of the famous Newshour Debate along with a multi-discipline general knowledge quiz. In a first of its kind simulation by the Society, the fest also featured a political event ‘Election Manifesto’ that enabled its participants to step into the shoes of politicians with them vying for the position of the Chief Minister of Delhi. The society continued with its trademark event of ‘Paper Presentation’, that challenged its participants to delve into the some of the biggest issue that plague the world. A giant treasure hunt on the second day pushed all players to their limits, in a thought provoking and time bound event. 2 days, 9 events, 1200 participants from 50 different colleges, and one resoundingly successful fest. Econotize’16 was one to remember.