“All work and no play make jack a dull boy.”
Embodying this, Akhaada, the first sports fest of Panjab University where different colleges of Tricity competed against each other was organized by University Institute of Legal Studies (UILS). The 3-day event started off with a bang on 4 April, 2018. A total of as many as 8 colleges sent their esteemed sportsmen to bring laurels in sports like Basketball, Volleyball, Football and Athletics.
In the boys’ category in the discipline of football, the first match was between University Institute of Engineering Technology (UIET) and Panjab Engineering College (PEC). UILS teams A and B competed against Rayat Bahra and Panjab University Regional Centre (PURC) Ludhiana respectively. After lunch, the team of Army Institute of Law (AIL) competed against PURC Ludhiana and UILS team A against Panjab Engineering College. In Basketball, AIL competed against UIET; UILS team A against PEC and after lunch, matches were played between UILS team B and UIET and between PEC and Army Institute of Law. One of the most exciting matches was played between the 2 teams of UILS. AIL faced University Institute of Legal Studies team A in Volleyball and after break, the matches were conducted between University Institute of Legal Studies team B and Rayat Bahra; and UILS teams A and B. In the girls’ category, UILS and Rayat Bahra faced off in Basketball; and after lunch there was a match between Army Institute of Law and Rayat Bahra, Mohali. In the discipline of Volleyball, a single match was conducted after lunch between University Institute of Legal Studies and Army Institute of Law.
The premier sports fest of UILS continued its tantalizing and spectacular beginning on the second day. The remaining fixtures of Volleyball, Basketball and Football were played out to determine which teams would play the finals. In football, UIET and AIL reached the finals after beating UILS and PEC respectively. In Basketball, AIL and UILS proceeded to the finals (in the girls’ category) after a very tough draw. In volleyball, AIL and UILS went through to the finals on both boys and girls side. After an enthralling day 2 of sports fest, the teams rested and prepared for one final battle on day 3, with everything on the line.
On the very last day, the event saw wide participation in Athletics, Kho Kho, Football, Volleyball and Basketball. Following are the teams who came out victorious, in Volleyball, both boys’ and girls’ team UILS, Panjab University were declared the winners. In the field of Kho Kho, the team from University Institute of Legal Studies won and the girls’ team from Army Institute of Law was the winner in Basketball.
Basking in the success of the event, the organizers thanked the sponsors, media and participants. Elated on seeing their hard work come to fruition, said “it’s a privilege for UILS to host such a sports fest”.
About the Author:
Apoorva (Zahyr) (UILS, PU)
Zahyr, a pen name that defines how to express. Just being a writer won’t define me because I believe to make a difference amongst the millions. Only one theory would describe me… Work untill you no longer need to introduce yourself… For the others I am Apoorva studying law at Panjab University, Chandigarh.
The more the things change, the more they remain the same. Believes in commitment, loyalty and determination, but most importantly, believes in himself!