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IIM Ahmedabad to host inter-college sports event ‘Shaurya’

09 / 10 / 2017 (Monday) || 10:30 AM
Students of the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIMA) are coming together to celebrate the spirit of sportsmanship. The sports committee of IIM Ahmedabad is organising an inter-college sports competition, Shaurya from October 6 to October 8, 2017. Shaurya aims to push sports beyond the corridors of the college and engage with the sporting community outside IIMA. The event has attracted over 1700 registrations from the student community from over 30 institutes. It has witnessed registrations from colleges from all over India including the likes of IIFT-Delhi, IMT-Ghaziabad, and NMIMS Bangalore. The event is spread across three days, and the sports committee is expecting a footfall of over 10,000.

The event will seek the participation of the students in 18 different games including popular sports such as cricket and football and fringe sporting events such as Snooker and Frisbee. While Basketball, Badminton, Volleyball, and Table Tennis have separate teams for women, other sports such as Chess, Carrom, Frisbee and Lawn Tennis will witness participation from mixed teams. The various sports competitions are expecting to have more than a dozen teams compete for the final prize.

Frisbee is the ‘most-played’ sport at IIM Ahmedabad with an almost cult-like following among the IIM Ahmedabad students. The sporting event is eagerly awaited and Shaurya – 2017 has garnered a lot of attention from Amdavadis over social media. The event is expected to be met with a lot of exuberance and zeal this year. The total number of participating colleges has gone up by 50 percent this year and the alumni batches from the past five years have also come forward and agreed to take part in the events.

Comments Sameer Prakash Uppada, sports secretary, IIM Ahmedabad, “We are looking at increased participation this year. This was primarily made possible because of the support we have received from our external sponsor Vector X. Our immediate focus will be on ensuring that the participating teams enjoy their stay here. We hope to strengthen relationships with all participating colleges through this event.”

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Promoted in 1961, the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIMA) is recognised globally for excellence in management education. One of the top management schools in the world, IIMA educates leaders of the enterprises.