General Events & Management Society – GEMS

GEMS promotes the holistic development of students and inculcates managerial skills among them. The club plays a key role in the individual growth of each student.

It helps in organising the Annual Prize Distribution, Bazaar an annual event where students put up stalls to develop entrepreneurship skills and organize a Christmas party every year for underprivileged children.

ACTIVITIES 2023-2024

AHAAN 2023

August 11, 2023

The General Event Management Society of H.R. College of Commerce & Economics successfully hosted AHAAN, a social initiative aimed at raising funds for cancer patients and survivors in collaboration with the Indian Cancer Society. The generous contributions exceeded Rs. 4.5 lakhs. These funds will be utilised to support various initiatives such as raising awareness, providing treatment to patients and conducting screening tests.

In addition to the fundraising efforts, the core team of GEMS organised several activities throughout the month of July.

  • Instagram Live Session

    July 4, 2023         Attendees: 25

    The team of GEMS hosted an Instagram live session with Mr. Parth Ganatra. The live session provided valuable information regarding cancer.

  • Relay for Life

    July 9, 2023         Attendees: 100

    Along with Indian Cancer Society, GEMS organised Relay for Life, an international initiative for cancer survivors. There was a rally on Sunday Streets, Marine Drive, where artists performed for the survivors. The initiative got recognition from news channels and was trending on twitter.

  • Visit to Indian Cancer Society

    July 14, 2023        Attendees: 75

    The team of GEMS visited the Cancer Society, Parel and planned an afternoon of games and activities with the survivors. The activities included karaoke, dance, charades and meditation.

  • Instagram Live Session

    July 18, 2023        Attendees: 25

    The team of GEMS had another live session with Cancer specialist Dr. Rohan, on the topic of Cancer awareness.

  • Sunday Streets

    July 23, 2023        Attendees: 50

    To raise funds and create awareness, GEMS went to Marine Drive on Sunday to conduct a contribution drive and organize crowd activities such as singing, ball games and other crowd engaging games.

AHAAN 23 raised 4.5 Lakh rupees, increased awareness and also created significant impact.


August 1, 2023 - September 4, 2023

The Department of Commerce along with General Event Management Club (GEMS) conducted a 40 Hr Event Management Certificate programme. The certificate programme had an enrolment of 26 students from various streams of H.R. College. The course was conducted by Mr. Pradeep Gidwani a known wedding planner and event planner. The course had three session per week which began from August 1, 2023 to August 31, 2023.

Callisto’23 Report

October 1 - 3, 2023

This report provides an overview of Callisto’23, GEMS’s inta-collegiate fest. In the 4th edition, Callisto provides a dynamic platform for our talented students to shine. This year the theme was Harmony in Chaos, which captures the order in the midst of disorder. Callisto was held on 1st, 2nd and 3rd of October 2023.

The first day had several events in various categories. The day started with the sports event at the Mahalaxmi Turf. This was followed by the improv and mono acting event.

The second day was filled with management and informal events. Stalls were set up in college and participants flocked to check them out.

The last day of Callisto was held in college and the KC Auditorium. The day started with the Literary Art and Fine art events and was followed by What Thumka? And Symphony Sangam, our dance and singing event. The events were judged by some known personalities like Neeraj Yadav and Amit Sinha. The auditorium was packed and everyone enjoyed the atmosphere before the closing ceremony in which the results were announced.

Christmas Party 2023 Report


The General Event Management Society continued with their annual tradition and hosted a Christmas Party on the 23rd of December 2023, for the children of the Foster Care Group, Worli. The core planned some fun activities for the children, along with a skit and dance. A few students from our college itself came and performed a few songs for the children. One of the core members dressed up as Santa and interacted with the children. Food and gifts were handed over to all the children by the core. The event was graced by the Junior college Teacher In Charge, Kirti ma’am.

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ACTIVITIES 2022-2023

AHAAN 2022

August 14, 2022         Attendees: 27         Beneficiaries: 300

The General Event Management Society conducted their social initiative - AHAAN. A donation drive was held to improve the living conditions of the underserved students of the Kaman Tribal School in the district of Naigaon. The donations received in cash crossed Rs. 4 Lakhs. Apart from cash, clothes, stationary, etc. were also collected. Sleeping mats were also provided to the students. The primary aim of the donation drive was to collect funds to conduct repair work for the school. The core team reached the school at 01:15 PM and planned an eventful day full of games like dodgeball, tug of war, relay, and craft activities such as origami paper planes with the children. The event was a huge success and GEMS hopes to conduct many such drives in the future.


December 24, 2022         Beneficiaries: 29

The General Event Management Society hosted a Christmas Party for the students of The Foster Care Group, Worli. The party was conducted in college. The students came in at 11:00 AM, accompanied by 4 of their teachers and were welcomed by the members of the club with music to which they danced to their hearts’ content.

They were greeted by Santa Claus, who distributed sweets among the children followed by an interactive session with the Principal, Dr. Pooja Ramchandani and the faculty in-charge, Dr. Rita Khatri. Students also enjoyed a live music performance. The members of the GEMS club addressed the students, thanked them for coming, and gave them gifts and food.



November 26-28, 2022         Attendees: 120 - 150

The General Event Management Society organized Intra-Collegiate Festival of H.R. College- Callisto’22. The theme for the third edition of Callisto was MULTIVERSE. Numerous events were conducted over 3 days and a total of 16 clubs participated this year.

The pre-event for the fest was held at an arcade in Andheri - “Shott”. Callisto witnessed events ranging from football to a moot court event called “Torts Illustrated”, to a business management event, lastly to an improv event “Autoschediasm”.

The final day consisted of “Step up” - a groovy and fun dance event followed by the closing ceremony where the winners were announced. There was a total of 11 events, the highlight being the flagship event “The Last Hour” which was an escape room event.

Students from various clubs came forward and exhibited their talents along with broadening their knowledge, making new connections and creating memories. The fest was a huge success.


November 26, 2022

The Beautiful Game was a sports event in which there were 5 participants in one team. It was an all-boys event in which one team had to score a goal in the opponent’s team’s net. It was an offline event.


November 26, 2022

First Foot Forward was a corporate pitching event in which there was 1 participant per team. In this event the participant had to pitch their product to the judge. Participants had to be innovative and set foot to be an entrepreneur.


November 26, 2022

Rajneeti was an event on politics. There were 4 participants in each team. Each team had to put forward their ‘Mann ki Baat’ leading the world to a better path. They had to make a powerful slogan for their campaign.


November 27, 2022

Autoschediasm was a comic improv event. There were 4 participants in one team. Each team had to do improv in which they had to build a story according to the situation given to them using only a specific number of words and then using different accents.


November 27, 2022

Paint a Tale was a 2-person event in which one participant had to recite a story and the other had to paint the story on paper. The participants had to portray their story through their work of art. It was an offline event.


Eliminations: November 26, 2022         Finals: November 27, 2022

The Last Hour was the flagship event. There were 2 rounds in this event and there were 2 participants in each team. This was a surprise event. The finals was an escape room round.


November 28, 2022

Myriad of Landscapes was a surprise event. Each team had only 1 participant. The participant had to make the right choices and connect the dots which will give them the best balance of a vivid journal.


November 28, 2022

Torts Illustrated was a courtroom-based event in which each team had 2 participants. In this event, one team was on the opposition side and the other team was on the proposition side and there was a judge. The two teams had to argue on a topic.


November 28, 2022

The Sound of Music was a singing event. There were 3 participants in each team. Each team had to sing their song live and use at least one instrument compulsory in their performance. It was an offline event.


November 28, 2022

Step Up was a dancing event. Each team had 6-10 participants. Each team had to put on a dance performance on the stage using the songs of the famous singers assigned to them.


First Place: Public Speaking & Debating Society
Second Place: Investment Club of HR College
Third Place: The Sports Council
Best Contingent Leader: The Students’ Council


March 11, 2023         Attendees: 170-200

The General Event Management Society organized the most colorful and the most memorable Intra-Collegiate Flea Market of H.R. College of Commerce & Economics - Bazaar’23. Each club had set up different stalls, selling different items like accessories, cakes, snacks, etc. The Bazaar went on from 10:00 AM to 05:00 PM. There was music, dancing and lots of fun. Students came in from different clubs to buy goodies from the various stalls. There were about 16 stalls in total, which included the club stalls as well as a few external stalls.

The event was an immense success. The main aim of Bazaar’23 was to ensure that students from various clubs come forward and showcase a wonderful fair. Bazaar was a great way for students to display their entrepreneurship and business skills.

There were 3 categories of awards:
Maximum Footfall Award: Marathi Vangdmay Mandal
Business Tycoon Award: The Students’ Council
Best Business Strategy Award: Student United Way

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ACTIVITIES 2021-2022

T3 - The Test Time
July 31 & August 1, 2021

GEMS hosted its first edition of “T3 - The Test Time” as an Intra Collegiate event. More than 18 Clubs, 19 Contingents, and 38 Participants competed against each other to win the podium of T3. It was an intensely competitive and engaging Trivia competition. Contingents were quizzed on a variety of subjects, including general knowledge, academics, and even memes.

July 31, 2021

The day started with the Opening ceremony in the presence of the Principal Dr. Pooja Ramchandani, Contingent Leaders, Assistant Contingent Leaders, Participants, and the entire Core Committee. The Principal addressed the participants and appreciated the efforts of the organizing committee in her opening speech. The opening ceremony was followed by the Elimination round of the event. The elimination round was a rapid-fire round. There was also a President's round that was a thrilling surprise element.

August 1, 2021

8 contingents qualified for the final round. The contingents were given lifelines such as 50:50, Audience poll, Switch the category and Switch the person in this round. The final round ended with great enthusiasm and the competitive spirit of all the participants.

September 4, 2021

Conducted a webinar titled “GEMSTONE” on Event Management with Mr. Gaston D' Souza, a Corporate Trainer, Motivational Speaker, Compere, Event Host, Anchor, and Event Planner. He is the Founder of an Event Management company named 'Gaston D' Souza Inc.' located in Mumbai.

The webinar began with our hosts introducing our guest speaker who then went on to take the stage as he introduced himself and narrated various anecdotes from his life, explaining his experiences of organising and managing several events. He touched upon the 5 components of Event Management which include, Research and Goal Setting, Designing the event, Branding, Coordination on the day of planning, and Exhibition of the event. He guided the students and showed them the importance of effective communication using the acronym HOT (Honest, Open, Two-way Communication)

As the hosts opened the floor to questions, Mr. Gaston happily went on to answer each one of them and made sure no doubt remained and constantly encouraged students to capitalize on their strengths and improvise on their weaknesses.

October 23, 2021

GEMS organized a Micro Photography Competition for budding photographers. It is the vision, creativity, and art of a person behind the cameras who does absolute justice by capturing the beauty of this world.

There were 60+ entries for this event, each one enhancing the competition level. Mr. Fenil Shah, a very prominent personality was the judge of the event.

The winners were:

1st Place: Guneet Sandhu
2nd Place: Kunal Dodeja
3rd Place: Yadnesh Shastri

November 26 - 28, 2021

Amidst the pandemic, while the world is opening up again, GEMS organised the second edition of a three-day hybrid (online and offline) intra-collegiate fest called 'CALLISTO' which included a total of 10 events within the three days for the clubs of HR College. The various events were as follows:

November 27, 2021

The first-ever edition of The Celestial Crown was conducted online via Zoom. This fun-filled event is a platform for the participants to showcase their personality, speaking skills, confidence, and talent.

For the eliminations, the participants were required to send in their talent videos according to which they were judged.

The 16 qualified participants moved on to round 1 which was a surprise round. They spun the wheel to decide their question number and were presented with the respective question. The participants were given 1 min of preparation time. The 10 qualified participants moved on to the final round, Round 2. In this round, the participants strutted the ramp to the snippet of the song shared the previous day that was followed by Q&A by the judge. The song chosen was ‘This Is What You Came For’ - Calvin Harris, Rihanna. They were judged based on their outfit relevance to the theme - Masquerade Ball, ramp walk, and Q&A.


Elimination/ Round 1 - November 26, 2021
Round 2 - November 26, 2021
Finals - November 28, 2021

Torts Illustrated was an event organised to test the debating and problem-solving skills of the students. Participants were required to emulate a lawyer and to make the best argument possible to either set their client free or put a criminal behind bars.

Torts Illustrated eliminations and Semi-finals were conducted online. The Finals were held offline on the second day in the 5th Conference Room at H.R. College. The room was set up like a moot courtroom with witness boxes. The two finalists even dressed the part and were given lawyers+ robes. The unique element in this round was that the prosecution and defense got a chance to question a panel of witnesses from the case. There were two judges for the final round; one of which was a Bombay High Court lawyer!

November 28, 2021

The brainy gem was the flagship event of Callisto'21. It was inspired by a World famous board game. Participants had to use their strategies very wisely to win the game. It was a three-hour-long game but everyone thoroughly enjoyed it. The competition was very fierce and in the end, there were three winners.

November 28, 2021

Autoschediasm was an improv event where participants were given a topic on the spot with variations. This event had 2 rounds and the second round had a surprise element.

November 26, 2021

Rajneeti was a political event where all contingents presented themselves as political parties, competed against each other, and campaigned over various social topics to be the ruling party.

In Round 1, teams were introduced and their objectives as a political party were stated and judged based on a voting system. In round 2, parties were given a social topic to campaign with 20 mins of preparation time. After completion of their campaigns, each team asked one question to the other party. Teams were judged based on their campaign and question & answer.

November 18, 2021

Marketing Geek was a surprise spin-the-wheel event hosted online. The first round was a trivia quiz that was based on brands and companies. 8 teams qualified for the finals where 3 wheels were spun giving each team the components, based on which they had to prepare a presentation in the next 30 minutes. Each team then had 5 minutes to pitch their idea to the judges, and the team with the best idea, creativity, and innovation won the event.

November 26, 2021

Midday Medley was an online singing competition comprising two rounds. The singers competed with more than just their vocals. Midday Medley participants performed a medley of songs based on words assigned to them.

November 26, 2021

Panaché was the fashion and styling event of Callisto'21. In round 1, participants were required to replicate a famous look of a fashionable fictional character allotted to them. In round 2, participants were allotted a situation and a mandatory item. The participants were required to dress according to the situation while also inculcating the mandatory item.

November 27, 2021

Wicked Wickets was a cricket event organised on turf at NSCI in Worli. Every participating contingent was required to form a team of 6+1 players. Out of the 16 contingents that participated in the League Stage, 2 contingents qualified for Round 4 – Finals. The best contingent won the winner’s trophy.

November 27, 2021

Curl It In was a football event organised on turf in Worli. Every participating contingent was required to form a team of 5+1 players. Round 1 was a League Stage where 16 contingents competed against each other. 8 of them qualified for Round 2: Knockout Stage, 4 of the skilled contingents moved forward to Round 3: Semifinals, and 2 contingents qualified for Round 4: Finals. The best contingent won the winner's trophy.

END THE TABOO: Let's Talk About Sexual Health
February 20, 2022

GEMS of H.R. College of Commerce hosted an Instagram Live Session with the esteemed Dr. Anjali Kumar (MBBS, MD) who is a senior gynecologist, high-risk pregnancy expert, and sexual health spokesperson.

Dr. Anjali spoke about her area of work, stressed the importance of ending the stigma surrounding sexual health, and encouraged the students to educate themselves and know and speak more openly about it.

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ACTIVITIES 2020-2021

July 7-9, 2020

A fun photography contest with the theme 'micro photography'; to encourage people to take a fresh look at home photography using a micro lens or a phone.
The shortlisted 8 contestants were judged and selected by Vinay Kumar, founder and creative visionary at Kodeblack Creative. The top 8 pictures selected were first put up on GEMS Instagram story along with a poll and the top three pictures were chosen according to the maximum number of votes.

July 10, 2020

A relaxing Zen doodling workshop conducted by Kamalrukh Gotla, a Chartered Accountant by qualification but an artist by passion with an experience of conducting 250+ art workshops. 50+ attendees were present for this Zoom Workshop,

July 12-18, 2020

3 interactive and insightful Instagram live sessions were held to break the stigma around mental health through personal experiences of the speakers:

‘MENTAL HEALTH SESSION’ - July 13 with Farrhad Accidwala, an HR Alumni, a TEDx speaker and a Mental Health influencer.

‘COOKING AS A THERAPY’ - July 15 with Ripu Handa, winner of the Masterchef India Season 3.

‘BODY POSITIVITY’- July 18 with Natasha Noel, an Instagram Celebrity and a Trained Yogini.

July 19 to 25, 2020

July 20 - An Instagram live concert featuring Ashwin Adwani, a breakthrough performer and Avanti Nagral who is the first in the world to pursue a dual degree of both Harvard University and Berkeley College of music. She has also performed at the United Nations and the TEDx conferences globally.

July 23 - An Instagram live concert featuring Akshath Acharya, who recently released his new single "Bad for me" and Mallika Mehta, an alumna of Berkley College of Music & Harvard University, who is known as the Adele of Mumbai by leading international magazines like Rolling Stones.

July 25 - The week ended with a dance workshop conducted by Naina Modi a 21-year-old certified Bollywood dancer and Youtuber. 30+ attendees danced along with Naina on Zoom.

July 31, 2020

An introductory session to the Stock Market was conducted with Rohit Ingulkar on Instagram Live. Rohit is the founder of THE UNEMPLOYED CEO. He is a Stock Market Consultant and Human Physiology Expert.

Various topics that were covered in the session were - Cash Market, Basic definitions (Nifty, Sensex, Bear and Bull market), myths related to the Stock Market, a basic introduction to Fundamental and Technical analysis, etc.

August 1, 2020

JOB SEARCH with Building an Effective CV and LinkedIn Profile, a webinar with Satyam Khandewal. Various topics that were covered in this session were the scope of different fields (Specifically MBA), importance of a LinkedIn profile and digital marketing.
Various doubts and queries of the attendees were addressed. 75+ students who were provided with E-certificates attended the webinar conducted on Zoom.

November 28-29, 2020

General Event Management Society organised a first of its kind two day virtual intra-collegiate fest called 'CALLISTO' for the esteemed clubs of HR College, with an aim to provide students with an opportunity to showcase their talent, skill and wit via a plethora of competitions. The various events were as follows:

WEBINAR - Mr. Sanchayan Bhattacharjee, a renowned journalist currently working as a manager at the Jio Institute, organized a webinar on 'Busting Myths about Journalism' - 33 Participants.

TORTS ILLUSTRATED - an event organized to test debating and problem solving skills of the students. Participants were required to emulate a lawyer and to make the best argument possible, to either set their client free or put a criminal behind bars - 23 Participants.

TRIVIALOGY - a quiz based event with some twists and turns. The event had one elimination round with two phases. Categories for the quiz were My city, My state, Finance, Economics, Sports and Current affairs - 66 Participants.

THE DILEMMA - an event based on Social Issues prevailing in our society. This event revolved around checking the participants' adaptability with social issues. Participants were required to come up with creative solutions to tackle social issues provided to them - 42 Participants.

EFIMERIS - a journalism based event, which had 2 rounds. Participants submitted a newspaper with 2 articles in round 1 while in round 2 they emulated news anchors - 14 Participants.

AUTOSCHEDIASM - an improv event where participants were given a topic on the spot, with variations. This event had 2 rounds where the second round also had a surprise element - 48 Participants.

The Final Winners of Callisto 2020:

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ACTIVITIES 2019-2020

CHASE 2019
August 9 & 10, 2019

Chase is an annual treasure hunt event held by the General Event Management Society of H.R. College. The main goal of the event is to build teamwork and the spirit of participation among the participants and organising committee. Each year, newly admitted freshers of the junior and degree college participate in the event in huge numbers and display their intellect and problem-solving skills through this activity.

AHAAN 2019 - A Ray of Hope
November 15 & 17, 2019

Ahaan - a Ray of Hope, is an initiative by the General Event Management Society, to reach out to the underprivileged part of the society by raising funds and channelizing them for the benefit of such people. This year, with the help of PRAABHU NAYAN FOUNDATION, a 2-day social event was held, where members gave a helping hand in organizing a sports day for the physically challenged and the abandoned children of the farmers.

December 14, 2019

Awards won were:

Best Club Award:Economics Club of H.R. College

Business Tycoon:Cascade Club - winner for earning the maximum profit

Business Brainer:Economics Club of H.R. College for creativity and Best Business Idea

Marketing Geek:Hindi Sahitya Parishad

December 20 & 24, 2019

G.E.M.S celebrated Christmas with Sind Modern High School students on December 20. On December 24 the celebration was with the Foster Group children in the college. G.E.M.S. has been organizing the Christmas Party for the Foster Group Children for many years now.

On both mornings many games were played, with no room for boredom. Presents were given to winners of the games, followed by cutting of the cake along with their teacher in-charge. The kids then happily danced their hearts out to Bollywood tunes. Santa Claus made a grand appearance and gave the children their presents and sweets. The children enjoyed the event with our members with much enthusiasm. A package of food with snacks and a drink was relished by all the kids. After a few fun-filled hours, the kids waved goodbye with wide smiles on their faces. Overall, it was a very 'Merry' Christmas for everyone.

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