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BFGI Organised the 3rd Edition of the Most Unique and Vibrant Annual International Fest of the Region ""VIBGYOR-15”

February 23, 2015 - Bathinda, Punjab, India

Business Wire India
The much awaited BFGI’s 3rd Edition of the most Unique and Vibrant Annual International Fest of the region “VIBGYOR-15” marked its opening with huge excitement and enthusiasm at Baba Farid Group Campus, Bathinda. BFGI consistently take unique steps to assist the students in expediting the learning and value addition to their personality & self confidence to face day to day challenges more effectively. One of the unique efforts of BFGI to provide global exposure to the students is BFGI’s Annual International Fest “VIBGYOR”. As the very name suggests this fest offered motley of colors presenting various cultures all across the world, folk as well as of modern technology with a fun and frolic content added to it.

It is indeed a pleasure that this year BFGI joined hands with PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industries for organizing this annual flagship event. With Participants, Exhibitors and Visitor numbers increasing gradually, with each year passing by, the reputation of this International fest has grown both at home & abroad, made VIBGYOR one of the most popular Annual International Fest of Northern India.  So, keeping in mind the increasing demand this year BFGI added one more day to last year’s VIBGYOR in furtherance to which this year “VIBGYOR-15” was a 3-Day International Event.

“Vibgyor-15” was inaugurated by Mrs. Harsimrat Kaur Badal, Union Cabinet Minister of Food Processing Industries, Govt. of India by lighting the auspicious lamp. During the occasion Mrs. Badal said that, “BFGI’s Annual International Fest Vibgyor 2015 is greatly appreciable and admirable. This fest keeps the youth updated about the ongoing and upcoming technologies of the world”. Mrs. Badal Congratulated Mr. Dhaliwal, for establishing an institute like ‘BFGI’ which provides opportunities to the students of this region for exploring global aspects especially by organizing International fests wherein students and people get intercontinental exposure on a single platform. Mrs. Badal was deeply impressed by the involvement of BFGI’s students at the fest.

During the fest Mrs. Harsimrat Kaur Badal, Honorable Union Cabinet Minister of Food Processing, Govt. of India also laid the foundation stone of first ever of its kind School of International Studies” at BFGI campus. “School of International Studies” is being established at BFGI’s campus in order to offer universal competitiveness to the students.
As a part of School of International Studies, Baba Farid Group of Institutions is working closely with numerous top foreign Universities of several countries including Canada, Singapore, Norway, and many more for giving opportunities to students and faculty for Bilateral Research and Development, Faculty Development, Student Exchange, Student Internships, Dual Degree programs, Path Way programs and Distance Learning Programs.  BFGI is doing tie ups not only with the Universities/Educational Institutions of developed countries but with the Industries and Government of all these Countries as well to safeguard the placements of the trained students in the International Market. Mrs. Badal was extremely pleased with the efforts made by BFGI for establishing “Baba Farid School of International Studies” for the youth of the region from where they can get global opportunities to excel. She wished good luck to Mr. Dhaliwal for his future endeavors.
BFGI will be providing skilled manpower of International level through its recently established ‘Unique Skilled development Centre” to the International Industries to cater all of their requirements and making students highly employable, so that the students don’t have to struggle when they migrate to developed countries”.
Delegates and cultural teams from more than 10 countries such as Australia, Russia, Italy Brazil and many more participated at this International event. They presented their respective Folk Dances & cultures at the fest. International Performances by International Artists enthralled the audiences by showing their feats became the core attraction of this International Fest.
BFGI also organized the 1st ever ‘Global Summit’ on ‘Industry-Academia Interface’ as a part of “Vibgyor-15”, keeping in mind the "SKILL INDIA" which is one of the crucial theme of "Make In India" campaign launched by our Honorable Prime Minister, Mr. Narendra Modi, to bring Industry and Academia on the common platform to discuss some of the key issues and challenges related to Skill Development. During this Global Summit BFGI has launched its “Unique Industry Academia Interface Model”. After years of research BFGI came up with this unique ‘Industry-Academia Interface model’. The purpose of this model is to eradicate unemployment from the country. The major threat of Industry is skilled manpower and the major threat of academia is placements. This model addresses both these key issues. BFGI would soon be submitting this model to Honourable Prime Minister of India for his review and further implementation of the same in Indian Higher Education System.

It’s often seen that summits on education, skills and employability are being organized in tier 1 cities however this was the first time that this type of Summit was organized in Educational Institution and that too not in the main stream city but in the small town like Bathinda, Punjab. The very fact that these types of summits have now come out from the main stream cities to the remotest parts of the country is a sign that we have come out from mere policy making & discussions to the execution in real sense and eradication of the major threat of the country i.e Unemployment.

The Chief Guest of Global summit Mr. Parkash Singh Badal, Honourable Chief Minister of Punjab congratulated Mr. Gurmeet Singh Dhaliwal, Chairman, Baba Farid Group of Institutions, Bathinda on his Success and exceptional achievements. Mr. Badal said that, “I believe no other institution in Punjab can perform as well as BFGI is performing. I feel highly honoured to be the part of this Global Summit. I prefer attending the events wherein people make huge efforts for the development of not only education sector but of whole country. It’s commendable that BFGI has prepared its ‘Unique Industry Academia Interface Model’ to eradicate the problem of unemployment which will surely reduce the problem of drug addiction of our country  which people get indulged into due to the stress of being unemployed.” He committed to acknowledge and honour Mr. Gurmeet Singh Dhaliwal on coming Independence Day for all his great efforts he is making to develop education sector. Mr. Badal was extremely happy with the arrangements of the institution as he praised the management, infrastructure and the efforts of BFGI.
Mr Gurmeet Singh Dhaliwal, Chairman, BFGI at the summit said that, “This summit is the result of enormous collective efforts of dignitaries and experts from Industry, Academia, Industrial Associations and Government bodies. I am happy to reveal that we have successfully signed MOU’s with 25 companies and have a target of signing 100 MOU’s in 2015.” It’s great that more than 30 International & National panellists and more than 150 delegates with expertise became the part of Global Summit and shared their valuable opinions. Panellists from MHRD, UGC, AICTE, DST, CSIR, NSDA, NSDC, Sector Skill Councils, various renowned industries and government bodies also attended the Global summit.
During this Global Summit Mr. Parkash Singh Badal, Hon’ble Chief Minister of Punjab also laid the foundation stone of India’s First ever In-house Skill Development Centre which will be established at BFGI campus in association with National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) with the initial cost of Rs. 20 crores.
BFGI believe in the effective combination of Corporate Support and Student participation that has made this International Festival a success. Inspired by this notion of Industry-Academia collaboration BFGI organized a ‘BIZ Show’ during “Vibgyor-15” wherein all the renowned Multinational Companies exhibited their upcoming products / innovations as the display for the audiences. BFGI invited all the big Corporate giants who showcased their products in this International Event for the public so, that the students of region should be acquitted with the recent developments in the field of modern technology. Massive participation of Multinational Companies was made to the Biz Show.
As we all are aware of this fact that Agriculture Industry is the backbone of Indian economy, BFGI considering it as the moral responsibility in order to cater the intent of the farmers of the region has also organized an “AGRI EXPO” at Vibgyor15. It was another major attraction in which Agricultural machines with latest technology were displayed and Agriculturists & Farmers were able to have a look upon all the Hi-Tech agricultural machineries under one roof. Farmers were easily able to book these modern machines as per the needs and requirements.
The fest also offered a variety of Technical & Management competitions under ‘TECHNOWORLD’ and ‘MAGNET’. Students from IITs, IIMs, NITs, Engineering Colleges, Business Schools, and Degree Colleges & Schools Nationwide had participated in the these events. In Technoworld competitions like Aero Modeling, Fast & Furious, Clash of Robos, Robo Empire, Robo soccer, Bursting Throttle, Extreme Warrior (Heavy weight Robos 60kg), Quadcopter, Scrap Heap challenge, Sumo Warrior (Light Weight), Line Follower, Pole Accelerator, Pole Escalator, Project Mania were organized wherein students from esteemed technical Institutions from worldwide showcased their talent. Dr. Buta Singh, Dean Academics, Punjab Technical University after inaugurating the event said that, “All the models shown by students are commendable. I have rarely seen such amazing models in any institution. I am highly impressed and motivated today by all the participants.” In Magnet which includes a plethora of exciting and thrilling non-technical events like: Ad Mad Show, Fashionista (Fashion Show), Biz- Craft, Biz-Quiz, Head Scratch, Face Painting and T-Shirt Painting etc were also held.
A very rare opportunity for the public to see the latest weapons and equipments of Indian Army and Indian Air Force in an extraordinary “DEFENSE EXHIBITION” at the fest was incomparable. Indian Army showcased numerous Missiles, Rifles, Army Tanks, hand grenade and other army equipments. Students were astounded by seeing the latest army equipments at the fest.
In a bid to stir some excitement to the lovers of cars & bikes, “AUTO EXPO” was organized this has showcased some International Auto Brands.
Thrilling Bike Stunts performed by Professional Stuntmen from the Bollywood was worth seeing which gave the Goosebumps to audience. This year “Solo Dancing” competition was also organized where competent dancers from all across the world competed for the trophy of “Dancing Star VIBGYOR – 2015”. While considering the love for pets especially dogs VIBGYOR – 2015 also avouched an exclusive “DOG SHOW” in which different pedigree of dogs was exhibited.
Realizing the importance of acquainting the students with good literature an “International Book Fair” in association with “National Book Trust (NBT)” was the part of this International event as well. 
This fest also gave a flare of Rock music for giving the global musical experience to the youth of the region. For this BFGI organized a competition of Rock Bands under an event named as “BATTLE OF BANDS” in which the teams of Rock Bands of reputed colleges and schools from all across the nation and from other countries as well.  
The Adventurous sports, earlier considered as a novelty, have now become the craze for young people and thrill seekers. A set up of thrilling “Amusement Park” was made available for the public to take pleasure to the highest level of physical exertion.
It is pertinent to mention here that the Live Performances of the renowned Punjabi Singers Gurdas Maan along with Jassi Gill, Prabh Gill, Babbal Rai, Kaur B and Roshan Prince gave a hit to all the viewers. Mr. Maan gave a phenomenal performance on the song "Dil Da Mamala Hai'. All the Punjabi singers mesmerized the audience with their scintillating performance by performing the medley of hit songs from their albums and films. People were found deeply lost into the rhythms and ambience of the Live Show organized by BFGI in association with Speed Records. Mind boggling celebrities live performances entertained the audiences all 3 days at the fest. Vibgyor 2015 concluded well with the gathering of 2 Lac visitors.

About Baba Farid Group of Institutions: 

Baba Farid Group of Institutions (BFGI) is one of the premier educational institutions situated in north India at Bathinda, Punjab. BFGI is managed by Baba Farid Vidayak Society founded in 1993 under the encouraging patronage of prominent educationists from Malwa region Punjab. The group is being managed by its Chairman Mr. Gurmeet Singh Dhaliwal (Bharat Jyoti Awardee), an eminent educationist. It nurtures  the strength of more than 10,000 students engaged in more than 50+ regular courses the field of Engineering, Management, Commerce, Arts, Science, Computers, IT, Humanities, Agriculture and other professional courses. BFGI has been putting its earnest efforts since last few years in the field of education to eradicate unemployment. The journey that started way back in 1993 from a primary school to Baba Farid Group of Institutions in 2015 has been absolutely great and fruitful for BFGI. Associated with some of the greatest multinational companies of the World that include Microsoft, Oracle, SAP, HP, HCL, Nokia to name the few, BFGI is the only institution in the region having associations with almost all the major industrial bodies of the Country that includes FICCI, CII, ASSOCHAM, PHD Chamber, AIMA, NASSCOM and many more. The goal of these collaborations for BFGI is to build sustainable, multidimensional relationships, partnerships that enhance the opportunities for students of BFGI to study, research & be employable in any part of the World. Recently BFGI has been selected & ranked among the top 9 E-Governance campuses in India

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Mrs. Harsimrat Kaur Badal, Union Cabinet Minister of Food Processing Industries, Govt. of India with Mr. Gurmeet Singh Dhaliwal, Chairman, Baba Farid Group of Institutions, Bathinda laying the foundation stone of first ever of its kind “School of International Studies” at BFGI campus. 

Mr. Parkash Singh Badal, Honourable Chief Minister of Punjab with Mr. Gurmeet Singh Dhaliwal, Chairman, Baba Farid Group of Institutions, Bathinda laying the foundation stone of of India’s First ever In-house Skill Development Centre which will be established at BFGI campus in association with NSDC with the initial cost of Rs. 20 crores.

Source: Business Wire India


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