The “Nirma Champions League” or NCL is a celebration of the spirit of IMNU to its core. The much awaited sports mega event happens once every year and sets the campus buzzing with activity. Anywhere you see- the cricket ground, the basketball, volleyball & tennis courts, the table tennis room or the classrooms- you find IMNU shivering with sports fever.
NCL 2014 kicked off with the beginning of the year 2014. The enthusiasm within the participants was exhilarating. The participants stated preparing for the tournament as long as 15 days prior to the tournament. This was reflected in the responses of online registrations with more than 1000 entries for singles events, more than 600 entries for doubles events, and more than 150 teams registering for team events.
The event started on 5th January, 2014 with the 6 km annual marathon NCL RUN. The event saw participation of more than 100 runners running for the cause “NO SMOKING”. Harish Sangwan won the NCL RUN with his well-paced running and stamina.
The core events which include Football, Cricket, Basketball, Volleyball, and Throw ball, Badminton, Tennis, Table Tennis, Carrom and Chess started from 6th January in which all sports saw some brilliant intensity by the players and crowd. Trailblazers (MBA-FT 2012-14) won the NCL 2014 trophy while 2nd and 3rd position was acquired by Sapients (MBA-FT 2012-14) and Invincibles (MBA-FB 2012-14) respectively . AnubavAwasthi of Sapients and Shaili Talati of Trailblazers (9 medals each) won the ‘Player of the Tournament’ award for Male and Female category respectively.
The 21 day long tournament conducted by Sportzzz Comm saw huge participation of the students and saw large crowd turning up to watch and support their teams.
(Content, Photo and Video Courtesy: Adesh Kothari)