Para-academic achievements 2013-2014

S.M.Patel Institute of Commerce once again proved its mettle by securing 4 positions amongst top 18 in the finals of the Ahmedabad Mirror Talent Hunt Competition. It was a fierce battle of various talents amongst the college students of the city fighting out for the top honours. Around 400 teams qualified for the semifinals. Out of which 18 finalists will perform at the Grand Finale on 19th May, 2014. Kudos to the following finalists… SMPIC Fashion Show SMPIC Folk Dance – Aaja Nach le SMPIC Western Dance – Nidhip & Group SMPIC Theatrical Performance – Jaimil & Group
SMPIC students  participated in state level competitions organised by Indus University named “Äbhivyakti 2014.”Various formal and informal events were conducted,  in which six teams of  SMPIC won following positions .Three groups of SMPIC headed by Jaimil Joshi, Asma Qureshi and Kunal  Shah stood first in Ad-mad show, Make over-The dress up competition and Treasure hunt. In addition to this, three groups headed by Jaimil Joshi, Dev Shah and Utsav Solanki stood second in Make Over, Ground Zero and Match me-The talent competition also. On the basis of the  best performances’  SMPIC was  awarded grand prize of “The Best College” with trophy and five thousands cash prize.
Veenaveli Inter College One-Act Play Competition 2014
‘Kaalja Kero Katko’ was even performed in Veenaveli Drama Competition organized by H. K. Arts College on 6th February, 2014 at H. K. College Hall. We won the following prizes.
——–Total 6 Awards ——-
Special Awards……………
BEST ACTOR : Vatsal Trivedi (Advocate Munjhaal Anjariya) Asma Qureshi (Revati) BEST MUSIC OPERATION : Kartavya Shah BEST MAKE UP : Gautam Chauhan
Inter-college Poetry Recitation Competition at Umiya Arts College
Smpic(Jaimil Joshi) stood 1st in the poetry recitation competition held at Umiya Arts college in which there were 36 participants and won Winner Trophy and 3500 cash prize.
Nukkad Natak at Renaissance’14
SMPIC stood 2nd in Nukkad Natak at Renaissance’14 organised by B.K. School of Management. Participants were:Asma Qureshi, Palkesh Agrawal, Jaimil Joshi and Usman Khedawala.
All India Essay Writing Event-2013
The following students participated in an essay writing competition organized by Shri Ram Chandra Mission& United Nations Information Centre for India and Bhutan.
  1. Nilesh Anchalia (S.Y.
  2. Mitesh Chhbaria (S.Y.
  3. Eric Patel (S.Y.
  4. Ankit Kandhari(S.Y.
SMPIC team participated in “MONETA 2013”, a national level financial market based management festival at R A Podar College of Commerce and Economics, Mumbai in November 2013. Around 44 colleges participated from all over India. SMPIC students participated in competitions like Bullring, Blackgold, Mutual Fund Challenge, Ideas That Click, Battle of Nations, The Spokesperson, Board Room Challenge and Picasso. Monil Shah and Viveksingh Pabla won the first prize in Battle of Nations. Khyati Mehta and Akshat jain won the 3rd prize in Mutual Fund Challenge. Parth shah and Monil shah Secured 5th position in Ideas That Click -A business plan. They were awarded with medals and certificates.
Students of SMPIC participated in “Protashahan 2013”, National Level Management and Cultural Festival organised by Ganapat University on 25th and 26th October 2013. Parag Shah and Purva Rewlani won the second prize in Bollywood Quiz. Students were awarded trophy as well as cash prize of Rs.1500. Two teams of SMPIC comprising of Gaganpreet Bagga, Manthan Patel, Farhin Rainiwala ,Himani Jain bagged third prize in Treasure Hunt and both the SMPIC teams were awarded trophy as well as cash prize of Rs.1000. In addition to this, individual appreciation was awarded to Vivek Pabla, Nishith Kumarand and Krunal Shah.
Winner at Inter Collegiate Presentation Competition at J. G. College of Commerce
SMPIC secured 3rd position in “MANEDGE 2014” an inter-collegiate presentation competition organised by J.G. College of commerce. Mansi Battiwala from semester-4 made a presentation on “study on financial management”. She was awarded a trophy with certificate.
Yuva Matdaar Mahotsav 2013
Semi Finals
Vivek Pabla from SMPIC secured second position in Ad film making and Pratik Choksi and group emerged as winners in Flash mob events securing second position in ‘Yuva Matdaar Mahotsav 2013’ a state level competition organized by the Government of Gujarat in August 2013. Both the event winners received a cash prize of Rs. 1000/- and certificate of merit by the Government of Gujarat . Vivek Pabla got selected in state level event of Yuva Mahotsav.
In “YOUNG VOTERS FESTIVAL- 2013” a state level competition organized by Election commission of Gujarat State, Viveksingh Pabla of SMPIC bagged 1st prize in Ad. Film making competition in Gujarat state and was felicitated on 25th Jan 2014, National Voter’s Day in the presence of the Governor of Gujarat “Dr. Kamla Beniwal” by the Chief Electoral Officer of Gujarat “Smt. Anita Karwal” with a certificate of merit and cash prize of Rs. 25,000. He was further felicitated at the flag hoisting event on 26th Jan 2014 by the General Manager of Reserve Bank of India Smt. Rakshadevi for this noteworthy achievement.
Isha Samrina of Part I bagged the first prize in poetry recitation competition organized by J. G. Commerce College on 19th August, 2013.
Vishal Chitlangiya stood 1st and Vikas Chitalangiya stood 2nd in State Level Commerce Idol Competition organized by City C. U. Shah Commerce College. SMPIC stood first for the consecutive 4th time.
Prof. B.R. Shenoy Memorial Trophy
Ms. Sonal Pandey of S.Y. won third prize in “Prof. B.R. Shenoy Memorial Trophy”, an inter College Essay – Seminar competition held at CU Shah City Commerce College. The topic was “Demographic Advantages of India”.
SMPIC won in the 9 events . Poetry Recitation– Zalak Nathani Folk Dance Classical Dance– Ashna Shah Classical Instrument(Percussion) Harshil Shah Rally One Act Play Palkesh Agrawal Devami Pandya Danesh Gandhi Dhara Bhatt Anuja Gurjar Dhrumil Shah Asma Qureshi Vatsal Trivedi Riddhish Vora Indian Group Song Priyanka Thakar Bhaumik Bhatt Parshwa Shah Mitwa Tiwari Vishwa Shah Foram Parikh Western Group Song Priyanka Thakar Bhaumik Bhatt Krishna Bhavsar Yash Desai Pratham Shah Parita Shah Western Solo Priyanka Thakar
SMPIC bagged total five prizes in Inter-Zonal Youth Festival ‘Youngotsav 2013’ organized at SMPIC on 3rd and 4th October 2013. 1st Poetry Recitation– Zalak Nathani 1st Folk Dance Aabha Parikh Heli Soni Mansi Prajapati Devanshi Mehta Nirali Shah Drashti Shah Vrushti Trivedi Priyanshi Shah Drashti Acharya Priya Soni Aneri Dudhiya Kathanki Rawal Jaimil Joshi Utsav Solanki Tapan Maheshwari Nidhip Shah Chitanya Patel Akhil Mehta Harsh Thakkar Ashish Yadav 3rd Classical Dance– Ashna Shah 3rd Indian Group Song Priyanka Thakar Bhaumik Bhatt Parshwa Shah Mitwa Tiwari Vishwa Shah Foram Parikh 3rd Western Group Song Priyanka Thakar Bhaumik Bhatt Krishna Bhavsar Yash Desai Pratham Shah Parita Shah 3rd Western Solo Priyanka Thakar


Sports Club Garba Competition
SMPIC won the first prize in Rajasthani Folk Dance and 2nd prize in Raas at Sports Club Garba Competition organized on 4th October, 2013 in which more than 18 Institutional and Professional Garba groups participated.
State Level Raas Garba Competition
SMPIC Folk dance team won Ahmedabad District Level Raas Competition at State Level Raas competition organized by Government of Gujarat on 6th October, 2013. SMPIC represented Government of Gujarat at International Dashera Festival Kullu on 14th and 15th October, 2013 organized by Government of Himachal Pradesh.
SMPIC at West Zone Inter- University Youth Festival
SMPIC Folk Dance Team will represent Gujarat University at West Zone Inter-University Youth Festival in December, 2013.
SMPIC Theatre Achievement
SMPIC’s award-winning play “Tu Ladje Anamika”, written and directed by Shri Abhishek Shah, was invited to be performed at M.P.J.I.M.R. Auditorium, Bhavan’s Cultural Centre, Andheri, Mumbai on 3rd August,2013. A special sponsorship of Rs. 25,000 was awarded by Gujarat Rajya Sangeet Natak Academy for the performance. The students have been regularly giving professional performances of the play. The 13th show in Mumbai was a stupendous success and received standing ovation from the audience.
INT Achievement 2014
SMPIC’s production, ‘Kalja Kero Katko’, has been adjudged as 3rd Best Play in INT and Gujarat Samachar Drama Competition . Around 25 plays were performed in a span of four days in the semi-finals. The play was awarded one of the best six plays in the semi-finals. ‘Kalja Kero Katko’ was performed on 30th January, 2014, by a team of 30 students at Thakorebhai Desai Hall. Harsh Thakkar (M.Com) was awarded the Best Actor Award. Devami Pandya (Sem V) was awarded 2nd Best Actress Award. Dishang Sheth (Sem V) was awarded the special Prize of Best Actor in Comic role. With the support and encouragement of Prin. Dr. Ashwin Purohit, the play was written and directed by Abhishek Shah. The play upholds the dignity of the basic human emotion – love and talks about honour killing.
We further participated in ‘Aarangam’, a drama competiton organized by Rangmandal, Aarogya Samiti and Four Clowns. Around 25 plays which included professionals too, were performed in the competition on 3rd February, 2014, at Rangmandal Hall wherein ‘Tu Ladje Anamika’ was adjudged as 2nd Best Play. Abhishek Shah, the writer and director was awarded with a cash prize of 15000 Rs., a trophy and a certificate.
Lawn Tennis Nandini of T.Y. B.Com. and Priyanka of S.Y. B. Com stood 3rd and 5th in Gujarat University inter college lawn tennis competition and got selected for zonals. Shooting Harshal Patel from T.Y. B.Com created a record by winning 6 gold medals and one bronze medal at 49th Gujarat State Shooting Championship on 18th September 2013. Badminton Shubham Agrawal stood 3rd in Gujarat University Inter college Badminton Competition and got selected for zonal level. Namrata stood 6th in Gujarat University Inter college Badminton competition and got selected for zonal level. Swimming Jaslin Kaur Bagga stood 2nd in backstroke Gujarat University inter college swimming competition and got selected for zonal level. Shivani Shah stood first in freestyle swimming Inter college competition and got selected for zonal level. Best Physique Competition Salman Sheikh of T. Y. stood first in 75 kg Best Physique Competition and Kaivan Dastoor stood second in 70kg Best Physique Competition in inter college competition organized by Gujarat University. Cricket Cricket Boys SMPIC cricket team were the Runners up in GCA cricket tournament and reached in finals. They were also qualified for semi-finals in Gujarat University cricket tournament and Chimanbhai Inter-college tournament . Performance Ruchir Desai, Het Vyas and Jay Shah were selected in Gujarat University Cricket Team. Cricket Girls Girls cricket team were champions of Chimanbhai Girls Cricket Tournament. Performance Priyanka Maheshwari won the Players of the tournament Prize and Rohanshi Amin won the Bowling Prize. Rohanshi Amin also got selected in Gujarat State U-19 Girls team.
Josh 2013 S.M. Patel Institute of Commerce once again proved that it is far above the rest of the colleges in town by winning the intercollegiate event Josh organized by NAEMD. The college won the First prize in all the categories Fashion show , Michael Jackson at Bollywood and the Indian Dance . The cheer for the college was so loud that the college won the prize for the loudest cheer as well. Principal Dr. Ashwin Purohit and the incharge faculty members Prof. Bhavna Parwani, Prof. Bimal Solanki and Prof. Aashal Bhatt have always motivated the students to bring their best. The college has received tremendous support from the management especially Shri Sudhir Nanavati for excelling in extra curricular activities and encouraging the students by awarding cash prizes.
Josh Khusboo Rupani won the 1st prize in Face Painting and 3rd prize in Tattooing competition in Josh 2013.
GlS IC Inter College Competition ( Raang Bahar) Akshat Jain won the 1st prize in On the Spot Painting at Raang Bahar organized by GLS IC.
Young Voters Awareness Competition Kavisha Doshi won the 1st prize in poster making , a state level Young Voters Awareness competition.
GLS Voice Competition Kavisha Doshi, Sem 4 student won second prize in Poster making in the inter GLS institute competition organised by GLS Voice on 20th Jan 2014.
YOUTH FESTIVAL Youth Festival (Ellisbridge South Zone) 23-25th September 2013 SMPIC won in  the  9events . Poetry Recitation– Zalak Nathani Folk Dance Classical Dance– Ashna Shah Classical Instrument(Percussion) Harshil Shah Youth festival Rally SMPIC participated in youth festival rally  based on theme VIHAAN  approximately 35 students participated and SMPIC secured 3rd position. One Act Play Palkesh Agrawal, Devami Pandya, Danesh Gandhi, Dhara Bhatt, Anuja Gurjar, Dhrumil Shah, Asma Qureshi, Vatsal Trivedi, Riddhish Vora Indian Group Song Priyanka Thakar, Bhaumik Bhatt, Parshwa Shah, Mitwa Tiwari, Vishwa Shah, Foram Parikh Western Group Song Priyanka Thakar, Bhaumik Bhatt, Krishna Bhavsar, Yash Desai, Pratham Shah, Parita Shah Western Solo Priyanka Thakar ‘Youngotsav 2013’- Inter Zonal Youth Festival 3rd and 4th October,2013 S. M. Patel Institute of Commerce  hosted Gujarat University Inter-Zonal youth festival ‘Youngotsav 2013’ on 3rd and 4th October, 2013.  Total 27 events were conducted at 7 different venues including College Campus, L. A. Shah College, GLS Skating Rink, GLS Auditorium, H. K. Hall and Thakorebhai Desai Hall. The Inauguration function was held at Thakorebhai Desai Hall. Shri Sudhir Nanavati, Executive Vice President, GLS, Dr. Mukul Shah, In-charge Vice Chancellor, Gujarat University, and Ms. Pooja Gor, TV Celebrity(‘Pratigya’ fame) and Alumni of SMPIC were among the dignitaries present at the occasion.In the inaugural speech principal, Dr Ashwin Purohit, S.M. Patel Institute of Commerce welcomed all and motivated the students to set high standards for themselves and actively participate in various events. Shri Sudhir Nanavati, in his speech, laid emphasis on the fact that such events brought out the innate abilities of students and that GLS has always focused on all-round development of students. Dr. Mukul Shah stressed on importance of such events for youth in present time in his address. The event had 1000 to 1200 student participants of different colleges affiliated to Gujarat University across Gujarat during these two days. About 127 colleges of 5 zones took part in Youngotsav. Competitions were organized during the two-day festival in the area of Music, Literary, Theatre, Dance and Fine Arts and winners of Zonal Youth Festival enthusiastically participated in various events. The Valedictory Function and Prize Distribution were organized at GLS Auditorium. Shri N. R. Shah, Executive Director, GLS, RJ Kunal, renowned Radio Jockey(Radio Mirchi) and Ex-SMPICite, Shri V. K. Chavda, Assist. Director, Youth Welfare Dept., Gujarat University and  Dr.Ashwin Purohit, Principal, S. M. Patel Institute of Commerce  graced the occasion. Inter-Zonal Youth Festival 2013 at SMPIC SMPIC bagged total five prizes in Inter-Zonal Youth Festival ‘Youngotsav 2013’ organized at SMPIC on 3rd and 4th October 2013.  1st Poetry Recitation– Zalak Nathani  1st Folk Dance Aabha Parikh, Heli Soni, Mansi Prajapati, Devanshi Mehta, Nirali Shah, Drashti Shah, Vrushti Trivedi, Priyanshi  Shah, Drashti Acharya, Priya Soni, Aneri Dudhiya, Kathanki Rawal, Jaimil Joshi, Utsav Solanki, Tapan Maheshwari, Nidhip Shah, Chitanya Patel, Akhil Mehta, Harsh Thakkar, Ashish Yadav 3rd Classical Dance– Ashna Shah 3rd Indian Group Song Priyanka Thakar, Bhaumik Bhatt, Parshwa Shah, Mitwa Tiwari, Vishwa Shah, Foram Parikh 3rd Western Group Song Priyanka Thakar, Bhaumik Bhatt, Krishna Bhavsar, Yash Desai, Pratham Shah, Parita Shah 3rd Western Solo Priyanka Thakar
Achievements of Dhwaj Haria
2013 Asian Under 21 Snooker Championship Indore Participant
2013 Asian Senior Billiard Championship Indore participant
2013 Australian Open Billiard Championship Melbourne Top 16
2013 World Billiards Championship(Point Format) London Leeds Rank 29th
2013 World Billiards Championship (Long Format) London Leeds Rank 15th
2013 National Junior Billiards Gwalior Winner
2013 National Junior Billiards Gwalior 5th Place
2013 Gujarat State Junior Billiards Ahmedabad Winner
2013 Gujarat State Junior Snooker Ahmedabad Winner
2013 Gujarat State Senior Snooker Ahmedabad Runner-up
2014 National Junior Billiards Lucknow Winner
2014 National Junior Snooker Lucknow Runner-up