Thursday, December 26, 2013

IIT Kanpur wins General Championship in Inter-IIT

Something remarkable happened in the Inter-IIT sports meet this year in Guwahati. For the first time in half a century, IIT Kanpur sports team were declared the General Champion. I recall my days as a student, when there were only 5 IITs. The joke was that IIT Kanpur team never left anyone behind. So a joint 4th position was the one we celebrated. It was better than being a clear number 5.

But all that has changed now. I think this may have something to do with not attracting even one student from top 100 of JEE. We are now attracting students who are not interested in just the academic pursuits, but are equally interested in extra-curricular activities, leading to an overall development of mind and body.

The Director has promised a treat at his residence to the entire contingent.

Congratulations to all the team members, captains, sports secretary, coaches, and all others associated with training or any other aspect of the sports. I hope we won't have to wait another 52 years for a repeat performance. Of course, we are willing to wait for 52 weeks.