A show of camaraderie

Last Updated 28 October 2013, 13:53 IST

The annual sports meet of Amity University, ‘Sangathan 2013 – Inter Institutional Sports Meet’, which is organised to promote sports culture and sportsmanship amongst the youth of the country, concluded recently with much enthusiasm and fanfare. ‘Sangathan’ is a month-long sports event which commemorates on the birthday of Ashok K Chauhan, the founder president, Amity Group who strongly believes in the holistic development of the students.

‘Sangathan’ had more than 10,000 students of higher education institutions from all Amity campuses located across India and abroad who zealously participated in sports activities including hockey, cricket, football, tennis, swimming and squash among others.

The team from Amity School of Engineering and Technology lifted the ‘Sangathan’ Trophy with 19 gold medals, 10 silver medals and 14 bronze medals. Thousands of Amitians thronged the Amity grounds to wish their founder president, cheer the participating teams and witness the grand celebrations of the valediction.

The ceremony commenced with the lighting of ‘Khel Jyoti’- which stands for true sportsmanship, healthy competition and camaraderie- by sports captains of various teams followed by an impressive march past.

Beaming with unparalleled excitement and joy, the tiny tots of Amity schools located in Noida, Pushp Vihar and Gurgaon, danced merrily on songs and even performed Taekwondo with finesse.

Addressing the gathering,  Ashok K Chauhan, expressed his happiness over the team spirit, courage and sportsmanship displayed by Amity students across India and abroad.
Dr. Chauhan remarked, “Amity students are different and unparallel; they radiate positivism, hard work, determination and confidence and have a fire within their heart to transform the nation. Amity scientists, true to the mission and vision of their founder president, have filed over 514 patents in a short span of time and declared that the faculty of Amity would publish 3, 000 research papers in renowned journals in next three years, making Amity one of the best Universities of the world.”

During the joyful celebration, Amity’s first state-of-the-art community radio station – ‘Radio Amity’ was also launched by  Ashok K Chauhan, which will be on air 24 hours on 107.8 MHz over a radius of 15 kilometres, covering a thickly populated-underprivileged and middle class- neighbourhood of the University.

One of the students who is working for Amity Radio, Anant Bakshi, said, “The radio station intends to cater to health, educational, environmental, community development, cultural and social welfare, entertainment and awareness and other significant matters. The radio station has its own broadcasting, production and recording facilities as well as transmission.”

Another student, Rohan Kapoor too shared his plans about the radio station, “Except giving information about various topics, we are also planning to introduce a talk show where we can take up relevant issues and invite guests to talk on them.”

Currently, the radio station has three to four RJ’s but plans to induct more for it’s upcoming shows.

(Published 28 October 2013, 13:53 IST)

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