Bilkulonline.com, Jan 12: Students of the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Calcutta and Lucknow (IIMA, IIMB, IIMC, IIML) have come together to celebrate sportsmanship, enthusiasm, and fitness through an Inter-IIM sports meet, Sangharsh held at Indian Institute of Management Bangalore from 5th to 7th January 2018.
The Sports Meet boasted of enthusiastic participation from IIMA, IIMB, IIMC, and IIML. Sangharsh witnessed a host of exciting sporting events to offer to the student community-Badminton, Basketball, Football, Swimming, Table Tennis, Lawn Tennis, Cricket and many more. There were a total of 21 medal sports and five non-medal events.
The 12th edition of Sangharsh was inaugurated by Mr. Anshul Kothari, an Indian National Swimmer, as the Chief Guest on January 5, 2018. He has successfully been a part of the teams representing India at the Commonwealth Games 2010, Asian Games 2010 & 2014. He has also received Gold medals along with his team in Asian Age Group Championships 2011 and 2015. Professor G. Raghuram, Director, IIM-B; Prof. Padmini Srinivasan, PGP Chairperson, IIM-B and Prof. M S Narasimhan, Dean Admissions, IIM-B also addressed the participants of Sports meet at this occasion.
The IIMA contingent won a joint second position in the Sports Meet by scoring a total of 111 points inclusive of 3 Gold medals, 8 Silver medals, and 5 Bronze medals. The contingent was fairly represented by both male and female sports players. Om Naik, a PGP1 participant from IIMA, was quoted as describing the event as, “Electric Atmosphere. The passion, the energy & the enthusiasm were amazing.” Harsh Kumar Singh, a Cricket Player representing IIMA, was quoted as saying, “The accommodation and Sports facilities at IIMB were excellent, and the Meet was well organized.” Another Squash player, Aayush Agrawal, vowed by saying, “I will surely incorporate Sports as a part of my daily schedule besides studying. These events make you realize how important it is for your body to be fit and active at all times, regardless of however busy your schedule might be.”
The final standings in the competition are captured below.