Biggest Iit Sports Meet Ever Essay

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Inter IIT Sports Meet is the annual sports competition among all the IITs. The 49th edition of this competition is being held in IIT-Guwahati from 16th to 23rd December, 2013, followed by the 21st Inter IIT Staff Meet from 25th December to 29th December. The sports meet started in the year 1963 , recognizing the importance of sports in a student’s life. Moreover, it aimed to unify all the IITs and bring them on a common platform, and what better medium than sports to achieve this goal. The first ever meet was held in IIT-. Since then, it has grown by leaps and bounds, with each IIT getting the chance to host it on a rolling basis. The number of athletes taking part in the Inter-IIT Sports Meet has grown from a modest 200 to the current 2300. This year 16 IITs are participating to take home the glory, IIT-BHU being the latest entrant in the IIT family. The sports which constitute the competition are Athletics, Badminton, Basketball, Cricket, Lawn Tennis, Swimming, Table Tennis, Volleyball, Football, Squash, Hockey, Water Polo, Weightlifting and Body-Building. A General Championship is awarded separately in Men’s and Women’s category to the IIT which scores the maximum cumulative points across all the sports. Winning the General Championship is the ultimate glory, and all the students practice rigorously all around the year to achieve this glory for their institution. Needless to say, the competition is very intense, with some of the Inter-IIT meet records even at a touching distance of India’s national records. All this is possible only due to the excellent sports facilities provided across all IITs. For the 49th Sports Meet, IIT Guwahati’s sports facilities have been completely revamped, with several state-of-the art facilities and stadiums coming up. The administration, professors and students, under the able leadership of the Convenor, Dr Perumal Algarasamy,

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