“True sportsmanship is excellence in motion!” ― Lorii Myers
Parakram, the three day national level inter B-school sports festival is organized by the Sports Committee of the Institute of Management, Nirma University with the aim of providing an opportunity to the students to showcase their talent at various sports. Even more, it is a platform that enables the students from various B-schools to meet, learn and interact with each other. Parakram ’14 featured 7 sporting events namely: Cricket, Football, Basketball, Volleyball, Lawn Tennis, Table Tennis and Badminton. The players from all the participating B-schools competed in all the seven sports culminating in one champion team of Parakram ’14.
The event was inaugurated on October 10, 2014 and had an active participation of students of various B-schools including Birla Institute of Management Technology (BIMTECH Noida), Lal Bahadur Shastri Institute of Management (LBS Delhi), National Institute of Construction Management (Pune), Welingkar Institute of Management (WeM, Mumbai), T.A. Pai Management Institute (TAPMI, Jaipur), School of Petroleum Management (PDPU, Gandhinagar) and Entrepreneurship Development Institute (EDI, Gandhinagar). Apart from the above stated teams, there were teams from the Institute itself and a team of Alumni of Institute of Management, Nirma University.
These three days, everyone at IMNU witnessed an atmosphere that was highly charged up with excitement and enthusiasm. The Institute had been buzzing with cheers, sports commentary and student interaction. One would witness exuberance and excitement while walking around the IMNU campus as students of various colleges competed with the spirit of sportsmanship. The thrill, excitement and the heat reached its peak on the last day when on one hand, there were students from IMNU, cheering the home team, while the contingent of visitor teams was preparing hard to show their mettle on IMNU turf.
To add the ‘Cherry to the cake‘, the last day Cricket Finals between NICMAR and NIRMA BLUE was graced by the presence of cricketers Parthiv Patel and Manpreet Juneja. The event ended with good news turning home, with the team from IMNU winning the title. Even more than the happiness of victory is the joy of participation that every player experienced.
As the month of October is observed as ‘Breast cancer awareness month’ worldwide, Institute of Management, Nirma University in association with Gujarat Cancer Society, Ahmedabad, supported the ‘Fight against Breast Cancer initiative’ by awareness and fundraising campaign during the Parakram ’14.
(Content Courtesy: Namrata Bajaj and Jijo George; Photo Courtesy: Pratikriti – The Photography Club)