Cluster Innovation Centre (CIC) celebrated its annual sports on Friday, 18th March, in the University Stadium. Unlike other colleges where sports are majorly a student affair, in CIC the teachers are in fact a major participants in the events. The day started with the inauguration of the sports day by Dr. Madan Mohan Chaturvedi, Director of CIC. He reiterated the need of sports in the overall well being of a student.
The first event of the day was a football match between the students of B. Tech. and B.A (Hons.). The players of both the teams were cheered by teachers and students of the respective courses. The match was won by the B. Tech. team with a score of 4-3. Siddharth Nandan a student of Humanities said “Loss and win are a part of the game. It’s the game in itself which brings us closer.”
The next event that followed was a throw ball match between the female teachers and students’ team. The game was won by teachers with a match point of 2-0. This was followed by the most popular game of the subcontinent- Cricket. The match was played between the team of students and the team of teachers and non-teaching staff and saw a lot of sixes, fours and wickets too. The students won the toss and chose to bat. They put up a huge score of 131 in just 10 overs for the teachers to chase. The teachers tried their best but couldn’t chase the total. The match was won by the students’ team by 51 runs. Kumar Gandharv Mishra, a student of Masters of Mathematical Education (MME) was one of the star players of the event who took 2 wickets in the same over.
The long rally of games then came to a pause when students departed for lunch. After lunch the students, teachers and non-teaching staff gathered for the event of Musical Chair. The event was won by Raja Pandit of MME.
The sports day ended with a group of photograph of teachers, students and non-teaching staff to mark the uniqueness of the day. It was a day when students and teachers came closer to each other breaking the academic hierarchies and fulfilling the tagline of CIC which reads evolving senses, dissolving boundaries.
Image Credits: Priyankesh Dixit