Parakram, the national level sports festival for B-schools organized by the Sports Committee of Institute of Management, Nirma University, commenced on 29th September, 2018. Parakram is organized annually with the aim to promote inter B-school relationships across the country. Students get the perfect opportunity to forge bonds both within and across teams. They also get to showcase their talents on a national platform and let off steam in this wonderful sporting extravaganza. Aspiring leaders of tomorrow display their sportsman spirit and make memories while winning their teams laurels on the field.
Nine B-schools from across the country participated in the event, bringing in teams of 40 members each:
- School of Petroleum Management (PDPU, Gandhinagar),
- Indian Institute of Sports Management (IISM),
- Symbiosis School of Banking and Finance (SSBF), Pune,
- Durgadevi Saraf Institute of Management Studies (DSIMS),
- Shanti Business School (SBS),
- National Institute of Construction Management and Research (NICMAR),
- Department of Management Sciences, University of Pune (PUMBA),
- United World School of Business, Ahmedabad, and
- Institute of Management, Nirma University (IMNU).
After 3 days of gruelling matches where the players experienced stiff competition from each competing institute’s teams, the following were the final standings in all the sports played:
Table Tennis: Through true perseverance and composure, NICMAR beat IMNU in a close finals with a score of 3-1.
Lawn Tennis: IMNU’s Jaysheel Pandey, Sakshi Agarwal and Isha Saxena showed tremendous performances and defeated IISM in the finals.
Badminton: IMNU, after defeating United and IISM, after defeating PDPU, in their respective semi-finals, put up a good fight against each other, but IMNU took the crown in the last game against IISM.
Cricket: The game changing partnership between PDPU’s Shrey and Jainik enabled them to win against NICMAR in an intense final match by 1 run.
Football: Even though IMNU started the game on a high by scoring their first goal in the first 10 minutes of the match, NICMAR’s brilliant defence in the finals against IMNU’s attacking skills, led them to victory.
Volleyball: Under the captaincy of Yatharth Bhardwaj, team IMNU played against defending champions PDPU and through constant team support and great effort, IMNU took home glory.
Through grit and determination, undying energy and enthusiasm, each player gave their all to make this sporting event a great success.
IMNU persevered and put up great performances, to defend their winning title and emerged victorious as the overall champions.
IMNU took home the winning trophy with pride and NICMAR were runners up in the final standings.
This article is contributed by Ipshita Paul –
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