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.
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|
|4||Kavya P D||100 Hurdles||Gold|
|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|
|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|
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 !!!