Disha Cup 2019- a unique cricket tournament for the support staff kick-started at IIT Gandhinagar

Gandhinagar: The fifth edition of Disha Cup, the Annual Cricket Tournament of IIT Gandhinagar for the Institute’s outsourced manpower, kick-started today. The opening ceremony was held in presence of Prof D P Roy, a Senior Visiting Faculty at IITGN. Taking inspiration from “Fit India Movement”, this time, the Institute shared its Fitness Regime Program through Disha Cup. The opening ceremony was marked with a march past, Fit India movement exercises and pledge.

The event is scheduled from November 26 to December 01, 2019. It is planned in such a way that it will not disturb the support staff’s routine and regular job. A total of 160 support staff of the Institute, including security guards, maintenance staff, mess workers, office boys, housekeeping staff, drivers, horticulture staff, groundsmen, Canara Bank staff, hostel facility staff, shop employees, and laundry staff are going to participate and compete for tournament cup. All the players are divided into 10 different teams.

Continuing the green endeavours of the Institute, the tournament organisers used an eco-friendly banner for the event and will give Oxygen Plants as tournament prizes.

Disha Cup tournament is an initiative of Physical Education Section of IITGN, which is organised every year to encourage sportsmanship, inculcate team spirit and healthy competition among the participants, in order to shape their personality and hidden talents. The Institute has been conducting this annual event for the last four years. This tournament serves as a platform for service providers to display their skills in cricket and to enhance their overall fitness.

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