Aspiring managers from the most prestigious business schools in South India came to prove their mettle in the field of sports, as they battled it out for the coveted winner’s trophy at Sangram, the annual sports festival contested by IIM Bangalore, IIM Kozhikode, IIM Trichy and IIM Vishakhapatnam.
The 12th edition of Sangram was hosted by IIM Kozhikode and proved to be better and bigger than all its previous versions. And after ferociously indelible training and planning, the splendid performances were there before everyone during the three-day sports fiesta which saw IIM Kozhikode emerge as its champions.
The festival which commenced on Friday saw a plethora of indoor and outdoor sporting competitions. The inaugural ceremony was a gala affair with awe-inspiring music and dance performances accompanied by an enthralling laser show with lights as radiant as the participant’s energies and enthusiasm.
While cricket, football, kho-kho, volleyball, throwball, basketball, tennis, badminton, hockey, and swimming gave the contestants a chance to showcase their efforts and continuous sweat-it-outs at the field, games like chess, pool and carom demanded them to wrack their mental faculties in order to enhance their accuracy and ability to strategize.
Focussing on the medals tally, IIM Kozhikode led the roost with 11 gold, 8 silver, and 1 bronze, followed by IIM Bangalore winning 8 gold and IIM Trichy and Vishakapatnam winning 1 gold each.
Rohan Agarwal, the Overall Coordinator for Sangram, emphasized on the Sports Committee’s efforts that they invested over a period of three months, overcoming the forces of nature and an extremely crucial summer placements week. Extending heartfelt gratitude, he thanked the competing teams and the audiences, “It was not the effort of Sports Committee alone but everyone who came to play and more importantly who came to cheer across the venues. I would also like to thank the participants from IIM Bangalore, IIM Vishakhapatnam and IIM Trichy for coming and making Sangram such a big success.”
IIM Kozhikode certainly is enjoying the reveries of this impactful achievement. It has successfully ‘Gone the Distance’ and now waits for Sangram 2018 with new found confidence to repeat this winning feat.