Dalal Street Arena 2.0
On the 9th of September 2016, Symbiosis school of Banking and Finance had organized a mock stock event called DALAL STREET ARENA 2.0.which was held at Symbiosis University, Senapati Bapat Road at the SYMBIOSIS VISHWABHAVAN AUDITORIUM.
Students from various colleges came to take part in this event. Participants were mostly from Poona College, Marathwada Mitra Mandal College of Commerce (MMCC), Singhad Institutes and Symbiosis Institutes to name a few. They were welcomed by the volunteers and guided towards the registration desks at sharp 9:50 AM where they also received a notepad, pen and a customized keychain.
The resource person for the day was MR.PURV SHAH, freelancer at the BROKERS FORUM and who was felicitated by Mrs. Manisha Ketkar, Director of Symbiosis School of Banking And Finance. The first session was regarding the career opportunities provided in the financial sector in today’s relevance which was then followed by a lunch and refreshments break. The second session started off at 2:00 PM with a small quiz round to lighten up the mood of the audience. And this was followed up with a session on stock exchange and its working. After the completion of the workshop the mock stock competition started where the participants had to apply the knowledge they received from the workshop and make use of it in this simulation. An Instagram boot was also provided for students to take pictures with.
The winners of the event were Yogesh Mishra,Pooja Ridichatti, Anirudh Rao and Mohammad Kashan Azmi. The feedback received from the participants depicted the success of the event where students found this experience to be extremely fruitful and they would be willing to be a part of the event in the years to come.
Setting a trend- Dalal Street Arena 2015
The warm morning of 25th September 2015 witnessed excitement, enthusiasm and passion running through the veins of the students of SSBF. As a part of its PR initiative, Symbiosis School of Banking and Finance organized its first ever virtual stock trading workshop and competition: “Dalal Street Arena” on 25th September 2015 at Symbiosis Vishwabhawan, S.B Road, Pune. The event was designed to create awareness and improve the knowledge of the participants relating to the functioning and operations of the stock markets.
The participants were undergraduate students of various colleges across Pune and Mumbai. Registrations were received from colleges like MITSOM, Indira and BMCC to name a few. A total of 80 students participated in the event and about 30 on spot registrations were recorded.
The event was conducted in two slots. The morning slot involved a talk on career goals and aspirations by eminent entrepreneur in the field of financial advisory Mr. Purv Shah. In the second slot, a virtual trading ring was created where students were asked to trade in stocks keeping in mind the various market forces. At the end of the event, winners were announced on the basis of highest portfolio value and highest intraday gains. They received cash prizes worth Rs. 10000 and certificates.
Dalal Street Arena turned out to be a huge success and worth every effort put in by the volunteer students of SSBF. All the participants and volunteers had an intellectually stimulating experience and went home better informed and more learned about the secondary market. The whole purpose of the event to raise awareness regarding the volatility of the stock market and its importance in shaping the economy was very well achieved. Inspired by the grand success of Dalal Street Arena, the PR Team of SSBF plans to target students from across the country next year, to have a pan India impact.