Inter Corporate Outbound Nationals (ICON) is the annual "Adventure Sports “event organized by the MBA students of IIT Madras. A student-corporate initiative of the department of management studies (DoMS), ICON has a history of 3 years and like wine gets better with age. It provides the corporate to break free of the cubicle shackle and breathe some fresh air. The huge forested area of IIT Madras provides the perfect setup for this event.
ICON’10 was exactly what the doctors ordered for the corporate and students alike, a rejuvenating getaway weekend. Spanning over three days from 10th September, 2010 to 12th September, 2010, the event saw people from the age of 21 to 45+ jumping in and letting the hair down (literally). Events like Cross country and rafting tested the endurance while the monkey crawl and the crocodile walk saw the corporate become more agile than the Olympic gymnasts. Teams included members from corporate like L&T, TATA, iNautix, Ajuba, Marg and BHEL.
Emerald, a photography contest was held as a curtain raiser to the main event. It was a grand success with around 120 participants and there were 330+ contesting photographs in the lot to choose the winning ones from. The creative imagination of the participants was on display as pictures ranged from stacked water containers to the camera-shy spotted deer-the cynosure of the IIT-M campus.
The top honor went to this picture of the IIT oxidation pond shot against the backdrop of a hostel building by Silambarasan.
Chief Guest for the event was Mr. Z.Mohammad Ajmad, former international football player from India. The fun ended on Sunday with the team from Ajuba emerging as the winner. The winning team and the runners up were awarded prizes sponsored by Talwalkar, Chennai.
All in all, the event was a huge success with the corporate getting rejuvenated and the students motivated. ICON’10 was a big hit and has set a high standard for next year.
DoMS Interface Team,