Ahmedabad, Sep 5 (UNI) A two-day annual academic festival ''Udaan-08'', commencing tomorrow, will witness participation of major Business Schools of the country with patronage from eminent academicians and practitioners.
The festival will be organised by the Institute of Rural Management Anand (IRMA).
According to IRMA sources, the festival would include academic competitions like B-plan competition on alternative energy sources, the national paper presentation contest, four on-line quizzes, a marketing plan and strategic game sponsored by the Gujarat Milk Marketing Federation and a symposium called ''Navachar''.
''Drishtikone'' is the national paper presentation contest being organised under the aegis of the Student Microfinance Initiative, a student-run international network dedicated to the promotion of microfinance around the world.
Talks by practitioners on contemporary issues of microfinance are a regular of this event. This year, the theme for the paper presentation is ''Develop strategies to overcome challenges and bring about financial Inclusion in urban India through microfinance initiatives.'' UNI PVN SR GT NS0855