Recently, IIT Delhi Aquatics team came home to a hero’s reception. And deservedly so. After all, they have made us proud in this year’s Inter-IIT Aquatics Meet held in IIT Kanpur.
Every team works diligently in a quest to improve until it reaches the pinnacle of sporting excellence and this year’s result shows that IIT Delhi’s aquatics team is marching (or should I say swimming) on the right path. Last year, IIT Delhi Boys’ swimming team secured 5th position and this year they secured the 3rd spot.
Although, the name clearly mentions “Inter IIT Sports Meet”, but is it actually just the game that matters. Well no. Inter IIT is way more than just a tournament. While at the court, your opponent might be your enemy. You sweat it all out, in order to bring pride to your institute and yourself. That is what a game is essentially for; To bring out the best in you, as a person and as a performer. But all of this is a mere subset of what the Inter IIT stands for. This ten day festival celebrates the coming together of some of the sharpest Indian minds, it celebrates friendship and it celebrates rivalry. When people from different places get to meet each other, have meals together, get to laugh at something embarrassing, that is when true friendship is built.
For all those who think aisa sirf movies me hota hai, here is Rahul Jhajharia,JJ as he is commonly known, for you. 4 Gold medals (800m, 1500m, 5000m, 4*400m relay) in his maiden Inter IIT appearance. But there is more to his story than just these medals. It’s a story of passion towards the sport, dedication towards practice and devotion to one’s Guru.
In an initiative taken up by the Board for Sports Activities, IIT Delhi to help the students to complete their impending NSO hours and at the same time also offer a break from the grueling and monotonous fitness sessions endured by these students during the usual NSO hours, the BSA introduced NSO Weekend Sports Series.
Karakoram thrashed Zanskar 40-13 in the second basketball match on Saturday thanks to a fantastic performance from Rohan Mital. Before the start it promised to be a very competitive game with Kara on a straight run of victories and Zanskar losing just once before.