Brewing the sports spirit among youth

SPORTS MEET

Brewing the sports spirit among youth

The youth and sportsman spirit was at its peak during the Rajiv Gandhi Sports Meet - 2012 in Delhi University.

Organised by the National Students’ Union of India (NSUI) the two-day meet included five sports - cricket, football, volleyball, basket ball and boxing.

While cricket matches were organised at Bharat Nagar Cricket Ground, football was held at Chhastrasal Stadium in Model Town and Volleyball and Basketball were held at Sports Complex, Pitampura.

The stadiums throbbed with energy on both the days as around 30 teams turned up to participate in each event from various colleges of Delhi University. In all, the event saw 120 teams join the matches with spirited determination.

The Olympian Yogeshwar Dutt also motivated the players on the occasion: “The quality of sports in our country needs to improve drastically and this event is a very welcome step in that direction.”

Former Indian skipper Mohd. Azharuddin was overwhelmed to see the love for sports among youth. Fortunately, it wasn’t for love of cricket alone that the enthusiasm shone through.

The event proved to be a great platform for youth to showcase their talent. While SGTB Khalsa College bagged the first prize in Basketball, the second position went to Hindu College. In Cricket, Hansraj College beat every other team with its batting skills while Satyawati College (Morning) had to settle with the second position.

In Volleyball, there was a surprise with IG Physical  College winning the first prize by beating Khalsa. Boxing was the domain where Kirori Mal College faced tough competition from Dayal Singh College(Morning).

The prize distribution turned out to be a gala political affair as it was attended by prominent leaders like Oscar Fernandes, AICC general secretary and Harish Rawat Union Minister, both of whom emphasised the importance of a good sports utility and urged the young talents to work hard to perform better.

Promises of assistance to deserving students who excel in sports were also made. Lets hope the promises are kept too.

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