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Inter University Sports Meet (IUSM) – 2019

“Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championship.”

– Michael Jordan

 

Soon after the magnificent celebration of ILLUMINA 2k19, the college grounds were once again lit up and set ready for the INTER UNIVERSITY SPORTS MEET (IUSM), which was held here in VSSUT, Burla for the very second time after a long interval of almost two years.  IUSM 2019 was a three-day curriculum conducted from 19th January to 21st January, 2019.

A bunch of ardent athletes from esteemed colleges of Odisha like CET-Bhubaneswar, IGIT-Sarang, Silicon-West, Silicon-East, GCE-Keonjhar, PMEC-Berhampur and GITA-Bhubaneswar turned up with great enthusiasm to participate in various disciplines and showcase their talents.

The activities involved in the sports meet included volleyball, football, cricket, badminton and basketball. The morning lap of the IUSM event kick started with cricket at the VSSUT ground and simultaneously with football at the VIMSAR Medical ground. The evening lap of IUSM showcased excellence in badminton, volleyball and basketball. The girls showed exceptional brilliance wielding their badminton racquets. Their performance on the court was worth high praise. The volleyball team defined sportsmanship to a new level. They entertained the crowd with their masterly moves and daunting dodges. All eyes were set as the conclusion drew nearer.

“Success is where preparation and opportunity meet”. Justifying the saying, the tough grind and the courage to survive the battle amidst the fierce competition brought forward to us all the frontrunners and medalists of IUSM 2k19 by the 21st sundown.

Kudos to all the winners and runners-up of IUSM 2k19.

 

 Sport     Winner Runner-ups
Badminton VSSUT VSSUT
Basketball IGIT VSSUT
Cricket CET VSSUT A
Football VSSUT A VSSUT B
Volleyball VSSUT A IGIT

 

The sincere efforts put in along with the tireless and focused execution of the Sports Society Coordinator – Smruti Ranjan Rout, the Assistant Coordinator – Swagat Shubhadarshan and Ankita Meher and the volunteers to make yet another sports affair of the college a grand success carried the three-day display of different tournaments flawlessly creating a bang-on impression on the spectators and participants.

With the thrilling finale of volleyball, the eventful curriculum of the day was wrapped up with an amazing closing ceremony. Hon’ Vice Chancellor – Sir Atal Chaudhari, DSW – Prof. Sudhanshu Sekhar Das, Vice President – Dr. Manas Ranjan Senapati and Chief Guest – Dr. Malaya Kumar Mahanand, Sports Professor of Sambalpur University graced the event with their kind presence. Hon’ VC sir and the Chief Guest delivered their speech applauding the hard work put by the organizing members and the sporting spirit of the contestants, acknowledging the keenness and zeal of the athletes. The winners were honoured with prizes and mementos were given to all the others who contributed to make IUSM a big success.  Another leap of glory for our college hence concluded with a boom. Sports events such as this are meant to showcase the collective talent of the youth rather than only recognizing winners. A winner exists only because someone dared to stand up and lose. For a height there has to be a depth. The beauty of life is in holding up both. Such a wonderful fun-filled event makes one stand up in awe and approve of the teamwork furthermore strengthening the truth behind the quote “Teamwork divides the task and multiplies the success”. All in all, what could have been a greater pumped up start to a fresh year?

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