The Department of Economics, Carmel College, organized ECON 2018 which was held on 8th February with participation of 12 different colleges across Goa.  The theme of ECON this year was, ‘Empower Youth to Empower India’. The creative backdrop at the college auditorium brilliantly highlighted the theme and set the stage for the confluence of talents and skills of the participating youth.


 At the inaugural, Ms. Shruti Ekawade, final year student of Economics, in her concept note, explained the theme in the presence of Principal, Dr. Sr. Aradhana, faculty members and students.  Students of Economics presented a dance and musical performance depicting the multi-cultural influences on modern youth before the start of two unique on-stage events.  Eco-Humour saw students analyzing the impact of recent economic policy measures using witty dialogues tinged with humour, sending the audience into peals of laughter.  In Eco-Fusion, participants ably showed the changes in the Indian economy over time, through creative group dance.

ECON 18 also saw students competing in 6 off-stage activities which included pictonomy, step-up, ad-valorem, eco-treasure, eco-rhymes and comiconomics which tested the different skills of students.  Government College, Quepem bagged the first place in both the on-stage events while St. Xavier’s and Government College, Khandola were the runners-up. On the basis of participation and winning in individual on-stage and off-stage events, the Championship trophy of ECON 18 along with cash prize and certificates was awarded to St. Xavier’s College,  Mapusa and Government College, Quepem took the second spot.

The event was sponsored by the State Bank of India, Margao main branch, Mr. John Fernandes and Mr. Francisco Mascarenhas.