By Deevanshu Goyal
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.
The Badminton court was filled with the supporters of both hostels who were expecting to have a feast for their eyes. Institute captain Amit Kothari faced off with Shubham Yadav from Jwala in which Amit showed dominance as soon as the shuttle lifted off into the air.
On a chilly winter morning, the inter hostel cricket tournament started with an even match between the houses Karakoram and Zanskar, with Karakoram winning by 11 runs. Karakoram went in for batting first, and with steady scoring, posted a total of 132 runs
Girnar completely schooled Aravali in the first basketball match on Saturday winning 47-14. Going into the match Girnar were heavy favourites for the victory boasting a squad with four Inter-IIT players, Pawan, Bhargava, Ritvik and Arush. On the other hand thier opponents
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.