IIT KHARAGPUR Expanding the horizon of Sports via SHAURYA 2010 annual inter-collegiate sports meet

Kharagpur, India, Oct 25, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio / prurgent) Shaurya is the annual inter-collegiate sports meet of IIT Kharagpur.

Shaurya is an initiative by the students of IIT KGP, keeping in mind their role towards the nation to promote sports and sportsmen, thus boosting college students to participate in sports, share ideas and decipher the meaning of bonding and thus take sports in India to greater heights.

The sole motto of Shaurya is to demand a commitment to excellence and victory, which in turn fosters sportsmanship, strength of character, persistence and teamwork in youth.

Started in 2008 as a simple sports meet, it has evolved into the most happening event in the region with the participation of colleges from all across the nation. This year Shaurya will be held from 29th to 31st October.

Shaurya 2010 will host 20 colleges (refined) from all across the nation with net participation of 1000.The net estimated footfall is 12000.

The major events this year will be Athletics, Basketball, Badminton, Table tennis, Football, Volleyball, Hockey, and Lawn Tennis.

Shaurya has already associated itself with national federations in each sport for ensuring top quality professional competition. The federations will also provide prizes for winners and special training camps for some of the best performers thus encouraging sports at the highest level.

Motivational Talks by distinguished sports personalities, DJ Nights, Arena games, Workshops like Maratha war art, Boxing, Handball etc and Adventure sports are some of the other major attractions of the fest.

Distinguished sportspersons like P.Gopichand and Saina Nehwal have also shown their personal appreciation and support for this initiative.

Zee News, realizing the power of youth and sports in uniting the nation lauded the efforts of Shaurya in 2009 and presented a 36- minute coverage of the fest.

IIT Kharagpur is the most premium college for technology and engineering of the country, spread over a campus of 2100 acres and is home to more than 9000 students from all over the country.

- prurgent