“Gold medals aren’t really made of gold. They’re made of sweat, determination, and a hard-to-find alloy, called guts.” – Dan Gable
The Sports committee of SCMHRD organised the much awaited annual “War of Divisions” from 25th of September, 2019. It was a 12 day long affair. The objective was to develop in students the sporting spirit and help them showcase their mettle beyond academic rigour. Sports helps us to build a winning attitude, work in teams, and make strategies on and off the field, learn to believe in a way of life-where you never give up or give in and you always play to win.
Various sporting events, both indoor and outdoor were organised during the course of 12 days event and it received participation in huge numbers for different events, from both 2018-20 and 2019-21 batch.
The event started with the inauguration ceremony, which received great response and generated enthusiasm amongst students. The streak of performances by the Cultural Committee of SCMHRD saw a lot of fanfare and was embraced with loud cheer and huge applauses. The sports/games that were organized were divided into indoor and outdoor and included Cricket, Volley-ball, football, basketball, Tug of War, Chess, Carrom and Table –Tennis. Keeping the interests of the female participants in mind, Throw ball was included which attracted a lot of crowd that cheered for the participating teams.
The highlight of the event, Tug of war, added an extra dose of excitement in the tournament as it pitted two teams against each other in a test of strength. On the whole, the entire event received overwhelming participation from both men and women from all divisions, across the junior and senior batches alike. The umpires and referees for each of the events were experienced sports persons from the student body having represented Symbiosis University team in their respective sport. They displayed their love and reverence for their sport through their fair and unbiased decisions. They helped keep the decorum of the games and oversaw that the proceedings of the match went about smoothly.
‘War of Divisions’ was a welcome change for the students of SCMHRD, from their academic routine. It highlighted the significance of sports, team work, performing under pressure and in tricky circumstances. It brought out the competitive spirit and re-energised the students, preparing them to be able future managers.