New Delhi: Keeping in tandem with the recently launched ‘Fit India Campaign’ by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, Amity Campuses across India and the Globe inaugurated the 21st SANGATHAN 2019. The month-long mega sporting event, which culminates in the Founder’s Day celebrations, observed in honour of Dr. Ashok K. Chauhan, Founder President – Amity saw the presence of a Ministerial Delegation from Afghanistan along with a medley of students showing their sporting fervor, zeal and their embodiment of fitness.
Based on the theme ‘Happiness & Joy’, students from Amity campuses all over the country and the globe bringing to life the dream of the Founder President through participation in over 35 games and sports that act as a catalyst in bringing the Amitians together and promote a healthy competitive spirit, camaraderie and team work amongst the students.
Declaring the Sangathan 2019 ‘open’, Dr Atul Chuhan, Chancellor, Amity University, lauded the growth of Sangathan with every passing year with more number of students participating. “The heart fills with pride to see Amity spread itself all over the globe. The mission of our Founder President is to see the Sangathan flame lit in a new campus every year. Amity University’s Campus in Tashkent, Uzbekistan will be the newer addition to the Amity family in 2019 that will see the Sangathan flame illuminating on Valedictory Day on October 24, also celebrated as the Founder’s Day,” shared Dr Atul Chuahan.
Dr. Balvinder Shukla, Vice Chancellor, Amity University Uttar Pradesh shared how Sangathan, the vision of the Founder President, is in resonance with the recently launched Fit India Campaign and how sports along with education help in developing physical health and also the social and leadership skills of students. “We had introduced sports as a credit course in the curriculum 8 years back on the advice of the Founder President who has always believed that Amitians will make a difference in the world,” shared Dr Balvinder Shukla.
Dr Gurinder Singh, Group Vice Chancellor, Amity University, recalled the journey of Sangathan that had evolved from a few participants to over 5,000 and the number of games catapulting to over 20 and how the expanse has only grown since its inception.
The unfurling of “Sangathan Flag” marked the beginning of the glittering ceremony that was followed by an impressive march past by over 5000 Amity students. Teams from various departments in the university participate in over 35 games including badminton, squash, basketball, volleyball, karate, judo, cricket, chess, swimming, tug of war among others to clinch the much coveted trophies. A friendly football match each between the girl’s team and boy’s team was organized as well.
Also present on the occasion were Mrs. Pooja Chauhan, Chairperson, Amity School of Film and Drama and Vice Chairperson, Amity Humanity Foundation, Mr. Abhay Chauhan, CEO, Schoolshops.in, Mr. Amol Chauhan, Dr. W Selvamurthy- President, Amity Science, Technology and Innovation Foundation, head of Amity Institutes, deans, faculty members and thousands of students.