Shaheed Rajguru College of Applied Sciences for Women, University of Delhi – organized its second Sports Fest “SPARDHAA” on 18th-19th January 2018 on the college campus. Spardhaa – which signifies healthy competition, served as a significant platform for the participants to exhibit their sports talent, leadership and comradery. The Chief Guest for the Opening Ceremony was Shri Ram Niwas Goel, Speaker, Delhi Legislative Assembly and the function was also graced by Shri Manoj Kumar, Member Legislative Assembly, NCT of Delhi. The guest of Honor was Mrs Santosh Yadav, Padma Shree Awardee and the first woman in the world to scale Mount Everest twice within a gap of less than a year. The festival started with a March-past of fourteen Departmental Teams and two teams of Students Council and Sports Council respectively. The Department of Physics bagged the first Position in March-past for their well-coordinated and energetic presentation.
In the Intercollege category, there were nine events including Aerobics, Rhythmic Yoga, Yoga, Volleyball, Kho-Kho, Table Tennis, Badminton, and Tug of War. Chess and Carom were specially kept for Para- athlete category to encourage equal opportunity. A vibrant participation by around 800 athletes from 43 colleges/Institutions of University of Delhi and NCR was witnessed in “SPARDHAA” to make it a grand success. Though these events were primarily for girls but Badminton, Tug of war, and Table Tennis were open for boys also.
The Sports Fest was yet another platform to display women power. It also catered to community sports activities for the non-sports students and staff of the college in order to promote fitness, wellness, and a sense of socialization. The community sports activities included 50 M Race, 200 M Race, Discuss Throw, Shot Put, Long Jump, 4×100 M Relay Race, and Three Legged Race and some fun-based activities for staff. The community sports activities proved to be very popular among the in-house students/staff and showcased their sports potential.
Spardhaa received overwhelming support from our sponsors, Chief among them being the ONGC Ltd. and the Delhi State Aids Control Society, Govt of Delhi. Other sponsors like vki fotographie, Sega Shoes, Parle Agro, and Delhi Sports also chipped in and contributed to its success. Our media partners like Samachar Nirdesh, DU Express, DU Vibes, DU Beat, DU Khabar etc. covered the events and helped us in reaching out to all our stake holders.