Month Long 17th Amity Annual Sport Meet “Sangathan 2015” started at Amity University Campus, Sector-125, Noida Uttar Pradesh amidst much fanfare.
This year, over 10, 000 students from higher education institutions of all Amity campuses located across India and abroad will participate in more than 20 sports events including Hockey, Cricket, Football, Tennis, Swimming, Squash amongst others.
The grand event commenced with the lighting of the “Sangathan Mashaal” by Dr. B Shukla- Vice Chancellor, Amity University in the presence of Directors/HoIs and senior members of the management. The Mashaal was then carried to various campuses of Amity from Sector-125 to Sector-44 and Greater Noida by the students of various institutions.
Hoisting the Amity Flag and declaring “Sangathan 2015” open, Dr. Atul Chauhan- the Chief Guest for the occasion expressed his joy and exhilaration for the overwhelming participation by Amity students in Sangathan 2015. He stressed that Sangathan was started to bind and bring together Amitians from all the Campuses. Sharing the momentous expansion of Amity, Dr. Atul Chauhan briefed that recently Amity Campus, Raipur has been inaugurated and Amity University Kolkatta started its operations from current session. He apprised that last year, Amity had announced scholarships for outstanding sportsperson identified during Sangathan and this year onwards, Awards and Scholarships for Innovative Amitians will be announced.
The sight of ceremonial release of pigeons and balloons by Mr. Atul Chauhan, Pooja Chauhan- Vice Chairperson, Amity Humanity Foundation, Abhay Chauhan, Ajit Chauhan Vice-Chairman, Amity Distance & Online Education and Maj. Gen K J Singh- Group Vice Chancellor, Amity was a treat to the eyes of thousands of beholders.
Dr. Atul Chauhan handed over the Sangathan Mashaal to the Sports Captain of Amity Institute of Biotechnology/Amity Institute of Anthropology/Amity Institute of Virology & Immunology who further passed it on to the Sports Captains of various Institutions and finally, Sports Captains of Amity Law School, Noida, the winners of last Sangathan lit the Sangathan flame.
Sharing his views, Ajit Chauhan Vice-Chairman, Amity Distance & Online Education appreciated the dedication and persistence of Amity students who are all geared up to give their best in Sangathan 2015. He stressed that dedication and persistence are two qualities which help a person to succeed in each and every walk of life.
Giving an introduction of “Sangathan 2015”, Prof. (Dr.) Kalpana Sharma, Chairperson Organizing Committee – Sangathan 2015said that Sangathan is yet another milestone in the history of various events that Amity conducts for the overall development of its students. She briefed that Sangathan 2015 will witness 20 Sports events for the students (girls and boys) and 7 for Faculty and Staff along with few vintage games which were introduced in 2012. She called upon all Amitians to not only become passive witness but actively engage themselves in various Sports events during Sangathan 2015. She shared that the Sangathan will conclude on October 29, 2015 which is also Founder’s Day at Amity and will witness the felicitation of the winners of various Sports events.
Sports Captains from various Institutions took Oath to participate in Sangathan with honesty, sportsmanship and team spirit.
The inauguration was followed by a Hockey Match (men) between the teams of Amity School of Physical Education & Sports Sciences v/s combined teams of Amity Institute of Psychology /Amity Institute of Forensic Sciences /Amity Institute of Behavioral Heath and Allied Sciences wherein the team of Amity School of Physical Education & Sports Sciences won by 1-0.