The clarion call for battle has been sounded and the warriors are sharpening their swords. Sangram, the Annual Inter IIM Sports Meet between IIM Bangalore, IIM Trichy, IIM Vishakhapatnam and IIM Kozhikode was launched here in IIM K on the night of 2nd November, 2016.
Sangram, which commenced in 2008, when IIM Bangalore and IIM Kozhikode decided to conduct a joint sports meet annually, has subsequently welcomed IIM Trichy and IIM Vizag into the arena, and is currently hosted alternate years by the two founding members. This year’s edition will be held in IIM Bangalore between 18th and 20th November. Over the three days, participants will compete in 20+ events. More than 400 participants and over a thousand spectators will attend the grand event.
The event commenced with the lighting of the lamp to signify a pure beginning to the endeavor.
This was followed by Prof Om Kumar Krishnan, Chairperson, Student Affairs, and Faculty Advisor, Sports Committee, IIM K, addressing the audience. Dressed in sportswear appropriate for the occasion, he inspired in the participants the spirit of dedication and the importance of the pursuit of excellence.
Prof Deepak Dayanithy, ex-Faculty Advisor, Sports Committee, IIM K, next took the dais, and addressed the squad. His speech was full of powerful invocations to motivate the sportsmen and sportswomen.
This was followed by the announcement of teams for the various events of Sangram, 2016. The best sportspersons of the institute were chosen to fight for glory.
The next item on the agenda was the unveiling of the official jersey design for the sports contingent. This was followed by the launch of the video teaser for IIM K’s Sangram campaign. The awe inspiring clip pepped up the audience and set the mood for the campaign. Watch the video here.
The last bit of the evening were the team pictures, a reminder of our strength in unity, and of the greatness of the common goal more than that of personal achievement.
With the vote of thanks delivered by Mr Bharath Reddy from PGP19, the evening drew to a close, and the warriors withdrew once again to the field to hone their skills for the upcoming battle.