Agneepath, the annual sports fest of Ashoka University
We hosted over 600 students across 20 universities in Delhi and Haryana who competed in Football, Basketball, Volleyball, Squash, Table Tennis and Badminton.
Office of PR & Communications10 November, 2017 | 5 min read
By Venkatesh Thapan
Agneepath, Ashoka University’s annual sports fest kicked off on the 3rd of November and hosted over 600 students across 20 institutions in Delhi and Haryana who competed in Football, Basketball, Volleyball, Squash, Table Tennis and Badminton.
The tournament was very competitive with colleges like O.P. Jindal, IIT Delhi, BML Munjal University, Shiv Nadar University and St. Stephens College, Delhi taking part in various sports. It was played in a group tournament fashion, with only the top two of each group advancing to the semifinals and finals.
(A player from the Motilal Nehru School of Sports tries to score during an intense basketball match with Chotu Ram College; Photo by Reuel John, a UG student at Ashoka University)
In Squash finals, Ashoka University was pitted against Amity University and managed to win in straight sets to take the gold, with Indian School of Business and Finance bagging the bronze. In Volleyball, Zakir Husain Delhi College bested Jindal for the gold.
Men’s Football had been an important category and in the finals, Hindu College from Delhi beat O.P. Jindal University while Ashoka Red won the bronze. Men’s Basketball was a closely contested category, with O.P. Jindal University and Shiv Nadar University reaching the finals where the gold medal was won by the former. In Basketball Girls, Ashoka was bested 17-39 by Motilal Nehru School of Sports, Rai and had to settle for the silver. In Badminton, Shiv Nadar University Boys beat Munjal for the gold and the Ashoka Girls had to settle for silver as O.P. Jindal Girls emerged winner.
After the smashing success of its second installment, we are enthusiastically looking forward to the next one!
The writer is an undergraduate student at Ashoka University.