Udgosh-2015 to Commence from Today at IIT Kanpur
IIT Kanpur campus is all set to host Udgosh-2015, the annual sports festival conducted by IIT Kanpur to encourage and raise interest among youths in sports. The former cricket player, Sanath Jayasurya will be the chief guest for the occasion.
During the event, Sanath Jayasurya will give away the medals and prizes to winners. IIT Kanpur has planned 600 medals and 400 prizes to be distributed among the winners.
A student from the organizing committee said, “The preparation for the 13th edition of Udgosh had almost completed. Sporting events like athletics, cricket, football, basketball, volleyball, tennis etc. will be held during this sports fest where 1800 outstation candidates from 50 colleges including IITs, IIMs, Delhi and Mumbai universities and others will participate.”
Another coordinator said, “On the opening night, band named 'the local train' will perform which is causing waves in the Indian rock fraternity. The director of the Institute will inaugurate the function.”
For the very first time a bike stunt show performed by a group ‘Ghost Rider’ shall feature in the event. Ace singer Nikhil D’Souza will perform on the third night of the event and a marathon in support of the fest ‘AIDS Awareness’ will be hosted on the last day.
Some of the other events will be squash, table tennis, carrom, chess, hockey and the major attractions will include burma-bridge, athletics, cricket, football, basketball, powerlifting, weightlifting, taekwondo, tennis, zip-line, zorbing, counter-strike, rappling, shooting, archery, crossbow, cross-pistol and wall-climbing. This time, Kho-Kho will be held for both girls and boys.
The total budget of the Udgosh-2015 is 60 lakhs and there will be a total of 50 sponsors sponsoring the event.