Gurgaon: Amity University draw a close to the grand finale of its month long sports extravaganza, “the 21st SANGATHAN 2019.” Sangathan 2019, began on 2nd September, is an annual Sports festival of Amity that embodies the true spirit of healthy competition and youthful fervor. True to its meaning Sangathan 2019 is symbolic of unity, sports spirit and vibrant energy.
The annual sports meet started way back in 1998 on the Founder’s Day that is celebrated to honor the dynamic leadership and unparalleled achievements of the Founder President of the Amity Group of Institutions, Dr. Ashok K Chauhan.
In keeping with the indomitable spirit of Amitians, Sangathan is celebrated at two levels. At the first level, sports competitions are held at each Amity University Campus as ‘Inter Institutional Sports Meet’. At the second level, a mega Sangathan event was held at Amity University Uttar Pradesh at Noida today 24th October 2019, whereby all Amity National and International Campuses come together in unison to participate and compete in a plethora of sports events.
The grandeur of Sangathan 2019 has reached a new high with our students seizing the opportunity to compete in as many as 40 sporting events; including badminton, basketball, volleyball, karate, cricket, chess, tug of war etc. in order to bag their much coveted trophies. The event represents courage, discipline, and an unyielding determination as driving forces behind the participants. It epitomizes the ideals that Amity as a group of institutions has always upheld.
The annual sports meet ended in the Gurgaon campus of the university on October 16, 2019 where the students from different departments; ASET, Amity school of Business, Applied Sciences, Nano Technology, Amity Medical School, Amity School of Environment & Earth Sciences, Amity School of Architecture and Planning and Amity School of Fine Arts; Amity College of Nursing, bagged trophies under different categories.
The Chief Guest of the occasion Dr Aseem Chauhan, Chancellor, Amity University Gurugram in his address to the students stated, “Amity University is unique in many ways. In Amity, tradition blends with modernity. We equip our students with sound values that enable them to confidently take on the challenges of adult life with a sense of responsibility and commitment.”
Shri Manjeet Singh, Trustee RBEF, Dr A K Nagpal, Chairman, Amity PACIFIC Forum, Maj Gen B S Suhag (Retd), Deputy Vice Chancellor, Prof Padmakali Banerjee, Pro Vice Chancellor were some of the top dignitaries present on the occasion and were seen cheering the students.
While motivating the students, the Vice Chancellor of Amity University Gurugram Dr. P B Sharma said, “A bright and progressive India can only be created when the foundation of young people is based on strong values like dedication, commitment & integrity. Participating in sports teaches us the importance of team spirit, leadership and discipline.”
Maj Gen G S Bal (Retd), DSW, Amity University Gurugram in his address said, “Sports and games embody a spirit of team work and competitiveness. Sangathan signifies the indomitable spirit of our youth who year after year compete in various events, inculcating a spirit of sportsmanship and an unwavering determination to perform and achieve.”
Sahil, winner of the ‘Best Athlete’ trophy said, “It is a great achievement, and I worked really hard to get this award. I am also preparing for the university games, so I am hoping for the best.”