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Alliance University Celebrates the Success of Alliance ONE 2.0 Fest, Advancing Sustainable Development Initiatives

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BENGALURU, India, April 23, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — Alliance University culminated it’s one of a kind annual carnival Alliance ONE 2.0, in a resounding success. Held from April 18th to 20th, 2024, the event served as a cornerstone for the university’s steadfast commitment to promoting sustainable development. Institutions such as RV University, Jain University (Faculty of Engineering, Center for Management Studies, and CMS Business School), SSMRV, and National School of Business actively participated alongside Alliance University teams, fostering a vibrant atmosphere of diversity and collaboration.

Born from a student-led vision of unity and a sustainable future, Alliance ONE debuted as an intra-university event, capturing the essence of “One Family, One Earth, One Future.” Now, in its second edition, Alliance ONE transcends institutional boundaries, fostering innovation and responsibility among young minds. This commitment aligns perfectly with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), making Alliance ONE a testament to driving positive change for a world built to last.

Alliance University kicked off Alliance ONE 2.0 on April 18th with a rousing inaugural ceremony. Mr. Abhay G. Chebbi, Pro-Chancellor of the University, delivered a keynote address emphasizing the critical role of SDGs in safeguarding a cleaner future for generations to come. Reaffirming Alliance University’s dedication to global sustainability efforts through exceptional education, Mr. Chebbi also acknowledged the invaluable support of public and private partners in fostering a robust ecosystem for sustainable development. Later in the inaugural, Dr. Priestly Shan Boaz, Pro Vice-Chancellor of Academic Affairs at Alliance University, elaborated on the succession of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) from the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), with a focus on transformative thought leadership in education. He spoke about the institution’s commitment to educating and empowering students to contribute to achieving the SDGs.

The event revolved around three core themes: Functional Excellence, Cultural Tapestry, and Physical Prowess. In the Functional segment, students tackled real-world problems aligned with the UN’s SDGs. By leveraging an interdisciplinary approach incorporating liberal arts, law, technology, and business, they proposed actionable solutions for a more sustainable future. The Cultural segment celebrated India’s rich heritage through dance, drama, music, and fashion, fostering appreciation for diversity and national identity. Finally, Physical Prowess events promoted teamwork, camaraderie, and physical well-being through various sports competitions amongst students from across the nation.

Accomplished professionals from academia, industry, and the arts judged the competitions, providing valuable feedback. Recognizing outstanding contributions, prizes were awarded in the categories: Functional solutions and Cultural presentations. This recognition served as an incentive for future generations to actively engage in sustainability and cultural preservation. Alliance ONE 2.0 became a vibrant platform for intellectual exchange, artistic expression, and collaboration, offering a holistic experience that celebrated the dynamism and potential of India’s youth as future stewards of a sustainable future. Winners from the physical rounds were also recognised for their ability to complete the sports tasks.

Alliance ONE 2.0 concluded with a prestigious jury panel awarding cash prizes totalling Rs. 3,75,000 to deserving teams. This esteemed panel, comprised of industry leaders and artistic luminaries like Karthik Kittu (Start-up Karnataka), Himanshu B. (Everything Recycles), Anil Vaidan (Geras Health), Rachana Sehgal (Luxe by Roma), Ankita V (VONS & Kalanjali), Pallavi Raghavendra (Anurag Kalaa Gurukula), and Raksha Rao (Mahati Nada Kendra). The jury members evaluated the teams based on creativity, innovation, and contributions to sustainable development goals.

An inspiring valedictory ceremony marked the grand finale. Alliance University dignitaries and guests addressed the gathering. Mr. Mathew Thankachan, Senior Director of Student Support Services at Alliance University, lauded the event’s success, while Dr. Abhishek Venkteshwar, Assistant Director of Student Support Services, summarized its lasting impact. Dr. Chandni Pathak, Assistant Professor in the Science Department, conducted a lucky draw that had a Decathlon bicycle awarded to the fortunate participant. Alliance University extends its gratitude to all participants, along with partners including Think Raw India and Decathlon Play, Propelled, and all others who significantly contributed to the event’s success.

With winners emerging from institutions such as NSB Academy, Centre for Management Studies (Jain University), and RV University, alongside the host, Alliance University, securing the overall championship, the event demonstrated a spirit of unity and progress toward a sustainable future. The event ended on a high note with commitment of a much bigger, bolder, and better next edition.

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