NAEMD’s JOSH 2019 – the intercollegiate festival ends on a high note and becomes the only college festival that goes beyond festivities to celebrate and contribute towards a better society
Mumbai; November 28, 2019: JOSH 2019 – Mumbai’s one of the most popular intercollegiate festivals held the grand finale of its 14th edition of the festival on today at the Shanmukhananda Auditorium, Mumbai. The month long festival was organized by the students of Garware Institute of Career Education and Development (GICED) & NAEMD Academy of Event Management and Development (NAEMD). The various competitions that students competed in were: Fashion Show, Dance of India (Bollywood Group Dance), Let’s tap around the world (Western Number Group Dance), Body Tattooing, Face Painting, Mr. & Ms. Academia (Beauty & Personality Pageant) and Student Idol (Talent Hunt).
The finale event also brought to a culmination the two-month long activity of JanBaaz Supercops – a thanksgiving to the police force - an activity in which students of NAEMD visited more than 100 police stations across Mumbai and Navi Mumbai, tied a ‘Suraksha’ thread to police officials of all ranks and said ‘Thanks’ for keeping Mumbai safe. More than 2500 police personnel were reached out in this activity. Shri. Harish Baijal, Deputy Commissioner of Police – Mumbai was tied a ‘Suraksha’ thread during the celebrations by students of NAEMD and families of policemen who died on duty were felicitated for their sacrifice and contribution towards Mumbai. Speaking at the function Shri Baijal said, “It is sad that some policemen have to give away their life because of antisocial upbringing. It’s heartwarming to see students of NAEMD appreciating the sacrifices of us policemen. I hope they do more such activities and contribute towards society. ”
Also, this year, as part of the JOSH celebrations, students of NAEMD associated with Saksham (Samadrishti, Kshamata Vikas Evam Anusandhan Mandal), an NGO working in the space of development of specially-abled (divyang) children and adults organized Enable-a-thon for the betterment & empowerment of the Divyangjans.
Talking about JOSH, Mr. Vipul Solanki, Director, NAEMD Academy of Event Management and Development said, “Every year, our intercollegiate festival – Josh – is celebrated with a unique theme of celebrating the spirit of Mumbai. Apart from the high octane competitions that the students participated in and organized, we also encourage students to come with up ideas on contributing to the society. This year, the students came with two ideas: a) To visit maximum number of police stations and tying a ‘Suraksha’ thread to police officers of all ranks and b) Contributing to the welfare of the divyangjans of our society and intended to spend a day with them for which NAEMD associated with Saksham.”
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