HR College’s Official Literary Fest Unveils Wanderlust Magic at HR LitFest 4.0

HR College of Commerce & Economics, Churchgate recently set the stage ablaze with its 4th edition of the highly anticipated HR LitFest on the 16th and 17th of February, 2024. Drawing participants and spectators from the cream of Mumbai’s colleges, the fest embraced the theme of “Wanderlust,” beckoning attendees on a thrilling journey through diverse literary universes, marked by ingenious contingent codes inspired by iconic characters like Harry Potter, Iron Man, Spiderman, and Alice in Wonderland.

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Over 150 enthusiastic participants, representing 10-12 prestigious colleges across Mumbai and student clubs from their very own college, injected this fest with boundless energy, fueled by the spirit of wanderlust and a thirst for exploration.

A highlight of this inter & intra-collegiate fest was the presence of esteemed professionals from various creative domains—acting, comedy, drama, and poetry—who graced the event as judges. Luminaries like Nayani Dixit, Sahil Horane, Bhupendra Singh Khida, and Tanuj Kewalramani not only added prestige but also inspired participants with their remarkable talents and impassioned speeches.

Principal Prof. Dr. Pooja Ramchandani lauded the organizers for their commendable achievement in attracting a sizable audience from top colleges across Mumbai. “I commend the organizers for their remarkable feat in attracting such a huge audience from top colleges across Mumbai. LitFest is an initiative by HR Speaks – the official monthly magazine of H.R. College – a vital platform for students and teachers to voice their opinions, share experiences, and advocate for important issues like mental health and education,” she remarked, officially declaring the fest open.

Dr. Shweta Singh, the teacher-in-charge, played a pivotal role in guiding and supporting the team. “At HR LitFest 4.0, I was enchanted by the theme of ‘Wanderlust.’ It felt refreshingly unique and sparked excitement among participants. Witnessing so many like-minded individuals gather to celebrate literature and creativity was truly inspiring. The fest not only provided a platform but also offered a rare opportunity to connect and showcase our talents.”

At the helm of this extraordinary event were Aisha Merchant, Chairperson, and Vice-Chairpersons Meher Nagarwalla and Tanaya Chavan, whose commitment and tireless efforts ensured the fest’s resounding success!

HR LitFest 4.0 was more than just a literary celebration; it embodied the power of passion, determination, and collaboration. As the curtains closed on another successful edition, the memories of wanderlust and literary exploration will continue to inspire all who were part of this unforgettable experience.

HR College conducts South Mumbai’s biggest annual youth conference ‘Trishul’

H.R. College’s student body ‘Think India HRC’ organized South Mumbai’s biggest youth conference named ‘Trishul’ from 7th to 10th February 2024 in association with V.G. Learning Destination as the title sponsor and Vishwa Samvaad Kendra as the knowledge partner of the event. The conference was inaugurated by Mr. Niranjan Hiranandani, Managing Director of Hiranandani Group and provost of HSNC University, who also served as the chief guest of the event. The event was designed to make each session address a particular problem faced by society, and students were encouraged to share ideas with prominent figures from the industry, government and media.

HR College conducts South Mumbai’s biggest annual youth conference

Among those who graced the event and interacted with students in this event were Mr. Kaustubh Dhavse (Officer on Special Duty to Deputy Chief Minister of Maharashtra Shri. Devendra Fadnavis), Mrs. Shweta Shalini (Advisor to Deputy Chief Minister of Maharashtra Shri. Devendra Fadnavis), Mr. Om Raut (Nationally acclaimed director), Ms. Adah Sharma (‘The Kerala Story’ and ‘Hassi Toh Phassi’ lead star and actress), Mr. Sandeep Singh (Film producer and founder of Legend Studios). During the session, various topics were discussed by the dignitaries such as the growing infrastructural prowess of Maharashtra @2030, changing role and perception of women in media and cinema, new age themes and ideas in the film industry and the impact of OTT and regional films on Indian cinema.

On the last day of the event, students distributed reusable sanitary napkins to 100 underprivileged households in Mumbai under its initiative called ‘Sakhi’, where crowdfunding was conducted to not just ensure sanitary napkins reach impoverished girls but also ensure that proper menstrual hygiene is taught to girls who have recently attained puberty.

Prof Pooja Ramchandani, Principal of H.R. College of Commerce & Economics says, “With this uniquely designed youth conference, the college aims to bridge the gap between leaders and youth to help address real world problems of our nation. The event was curated by Think India HRC, a student body in our campus that works especially on solving such problems and mobilizing youth towards national reconstruction of ideas, values and discipline.”