Indraprastha College for Women celebrated its Annual Sports Day on 16th of February, 2015, after two pre-events earlier on 30th January and 14th February.
The Principal announced the meet open as the Sports Union, comprising of President Chitra Anand, Vice President Smriti Kandari, General Secretary Pinky Polowalia, Joint secretary Tarunima and Anamika, stood together for the oath-taking ceremony.
The Chief Guest on the occasion was Mr Navin Gulia, who famously made a Limca world record by being the first and only person to drive non-stop from Delhi to Marsimikla to 18,632feet, the highest motor-able pass in the world in 55 hours without sleep or break, despite his handicaps.
He has been awarded a string of awards and medals including, Haryana Gaurav Award to Navin Gulia, Indian People of the Year, Global Indian of the Year, Kavin Care Ability Mastery Award for 2006, Karmaveer Chakra, CNN IBN Real Heroes Award 2012, ICONGO Karmaveer Puruskar 2011, Indira Youth Kranti Award 2012. Major Gurmeet Singh and Major Inderjeet Singh were the special guests.
After the oath and the welcome address, the events began. All the departments brought their hard work to the fore as weeks of practices reflected in the competitive Inter-departmental March Past.
After the March Past, Mr Gulia addressed the audience. His speech included inspirational anecdotes to poetry, and his message was clear: one needs to hold on to his/her emotional strength.
This was followed by a series of competitive events, beginning with skipping race, sack race, three-legged race, and a race for the Visually-challenged.They had separate races for male and female, teaching and non-teaching staff with the categories of 50metres, 100 metres and sack race. There was also a race for children of the staff members, below 5 years of age.
To ease the excruciating wait for results, Mridang, the Indian dance society of the college,
This was followed by the elaborate prize distribution ceremony, wherein the achievers from all sports: archery, baseball, basketball, swimming, athletics and boxing were awarded with certificates, medals and prizes. The winners of the staff matches and cross-country race held as pre-events were also distributed. The March Past results were the defining moment. The Commerce Department stood third, Hindi stood second, while the Computer Science Department stood First. The winning teams cheered as the results were announced. With a note of thanks, the programme came to an end.
Image credits: Keerthi Thilakan
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