Vidya Sports Team grabs second runner up position at APJ AKTU Inter Collegiate Athletic Meet

Every triumph facilitates an athlete become legendary and the energetic performances of Vidya Sports Team turned out to be a valuable asset at APJ AKTU Inter Collegiate Athletic Meet

APJ AKTU Inter Collegiate Athletic Meet award ceremony was a magnificent moment that filled  our heart with pride as the incredible Vidya Sports Team secured second runners up in both  Men and Women Category. Vidya stands among the crowd with second runner up trophy in the overall point. Abin Babu (Athletic Team Captain) was amongst the others to get his hands on New Meet Record and Gold medal in 1500 mtr. 

The 5th  edition of the Inter Collegiate Athletic Meet was held at Sri Chandrasekharan Nair Police stadium, Trivandrum during 26 – 28 April 2023 under the aegis of the APJ AKTU. The meet officially inaugurated by Sri. U Sharafali (President, Kerala State Sports Council and former Indian International footballer). The inaugural session was presided over by Dr A Praveen (Registrar APJ AKTU), Dr Vinu Thomas (Dean-Academics), Dr P A Ramesh Kumar (Director, Physical Education), Members of Syndicate and other invited guests graced the occasion.

Vidya at Meet

The remarkable display of our youngsters witnessed from the day one of the event. A total of 76 institutions and 736 athletes took part in the 3 days slated, largest and prestigious Sports feast of the University.The rhythmic and disciplined steps in the March Past brought “The Best Performance Trophy” instituted by the University to our Vidya’s collection.

Abin Babu (Athletic Team Captain) brought another Mile stone to Vidya by creating a New Meet Record and Gold medal in 1500 mtr followed by Silver medal by Vishnupreema in neck and neck fight and Bronze medal leaped up by Adarsh K P in Long Jump made the Inaugural Day eventful for Vidya .

Vidya’s performance at a glimpse

As many as 31 athletes (10 girls and 21 boys) from Vidya participated in the meet.

Category – Men  Second Runner Up
Category – Women  Second Runner Up
Overall Point Second Runner Up

In the overall point tally our team adjudged Third Place under CET and NSS Palakkad with 47 points.

# Name of Athlete Event Achievement
1 Abin Babu 1500 mtr Gold with New Meet Record
2 AbinBabu 800 mtr Gold
3 Vishnupreema 800mtr Gold
4 Kavya P D 100 Hurdles Gold
5 Vishnupreema 1500  mtr            Silver         
6 FirozManjith 110 Hurdles Silver
7 Suhshad I K 400 Hurdles  Silver
8 Vinay M V 4×400 Relay Silver
9 Abin Babu 4×400 Relay Silver
10 Anudev N S 4×400 Relay Silver
11 Joel Joseph 4×400 Relay Silver
12 Adarsh K P Long Jump Bronze
13 Suhshad I K 10000 mtr Walk Bronze
14 Kavya P D High Jump Bronze
15 AbinBabu 4×400 Mixed Relay Bronze
16 Vinay M V 4×400 Mixed Relay Bronze
17 Ashna Merlin 4×400 Mixed Relay Bronze
18 Vishnu Preema 4×400 Mixed Relay Bronze
17 Vishnu Preema 4×400 relay Bronze
18 Ashna Merlin 4×400 relay Bronze
19 Gayathri P S 4×400 relay Bronze
20 Ima T S 4×400 relay Bronze
21 Nikhil P H Long Jump & Triple Jump  Fourth
22 Akshay Kumar V M 10000 mtr Walk Fourth
23 Nishal Mohammed 200mtr Fourth
24 Jiny P J 4×100 Relay Fourth
25 Kavya P D 4×100 Relay Fourth
26 Nikhila T P 4×100 Relay Fourth
27 Mariya Derby 4×100 Relay Fourth

Closing Ceremony

Dr Saji Gopinath (Vice Chancellor APJ AKTU) was the Guest of Honor in the closing ceremony. Prof. Sanjeev G Member (Syndicate In charge Student Welfare), Dr Venugopal (Member Syndicate), Dr P A Ramesh Kumar (Director, Physical Education APJ AKTU), Dr Deepak Raj (Convener of the meet) attended the prize distribution and closing ceremony.

The Editorial Team of News & Events joins the entire Vidya fraternity in extending heartiest congratulation to our proud winners for their incredible power to open all sorts of doors to deliver high-level performance and stimulated others  appetite for further challenges !!!

Hearty appreciations to Mr Ramesh K V (Asso Prof, Phy.Edn Dept) and  Ms Arundhathi Sasikumar (Asst Prof, Phy.Edn Dept) on their commendable mentorship that resulted as an ultimate source of inspiration that fuels students’ zest !!!