Garodia School of Professional Studies’ much awaited Annual Exhibition and Seminar – Genesis 2016 was a great success with various activities, presentations, workshops and interactive sessions between the students and the professional from the interior design and fashion industry. This year, as a prelude to Genesis, the students launched a social awareness campaign against Air Pollution by educating the residents of Ghatkopar regarding the ill effects of leaf burning and providing solutions. This included a street play, ‘Sunosuno!’ which was promoted by the Rotary Club (Ghatkopar). A grand logo design contest amongst past and present students of GSPS marked the beginning of this fest. The event was inaugurated by Ar. Aparna Surve, Principal of Aditya College of Architecture, with Guest of honour, Haresh Mehta of Jayna Packaging Pvt. Ltd., Smt. Sarita Garodia, Ar. Gurunath Dalvi and Shruti Garodia amidst a crowd of over 200 students. There were several presentations by eminent personalities like Jaydeep Ghag of SainKonzepte on Exhibition spaces design; Ar. Anirudha Chitnis of Chitsons on Residential Interiors; Sanjay Manocha of the popular magazine ‘Lace and lingerie’ and Mili Gada and Paresh Gada of Aishwarya Design Studio. The students of the Interior Designing department had created life size model displays which were judged by an eminent jury panel. The entrance façade followed a ‘Go Green’ concept and had reusable and recyclable materials. There were nine varied installations based on different themes like ‘Dream run’, ‘Mandala’, ‘Strings of Art’, ‘Box of life’, ‘Coral-unity in diversity’, ‘Rise’, ‘Tree of Knowledge’, etc. A café based on the concept of a dhaba was designed using eco-friendly materials. The Exhibition – Seminar, ‘Genesis 2016’ culminated on a great note with a grand cultural programme, by the students, judged by Monish Babre, director of Kimaya Motion Pictures International. All in all, the knowledge shared by the eminent panel of speakers enlightened and motivated the students immensely.