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The battleground was set, the teams were ready, and the air was charged with excitement and anticipation. The IMT Ghaziabad campus had been transformed into a thrilling arena for the 26th edition of Chakravyuh, the most-awaited sports festival of the year.
This three-day extravaganza, held from 10th February to 12th February 2023, was the talk of the town, and it lived up to its reputation as the Olympics of Indian B-Schools.
Organised each year by IMT Ghaziabad's Sports Committee, Chakravyuh sees participation from many renowned B-schools across India, including IIM Bangalore, IIM Lucknow, SP Jain, FMS, IIT Kanpur, and IIT Delhi. Notably, even the alumni of IMT Ghaziabad, known as Team Legends, enthusiastically participate in the event to showcase their physical prowess in various sporting activities. But what set Chakravyuh apart was its unique charm, which left participants and spectators spellbound.
From basketball to badminton, cricket to football, table tennis to tennis, throwball to volleyball – the festival had it all. The theme for this year's festival was 'Dawning Realities'; and it perfectly captured the essence of the event. It was all about chasing your dreams and realizing them with hard work, dedication, and perseverance.
It encouraged participants to push past their limits and strive for excellence, no matter the obstacles. The opening ceremony of Chakravyuh was a star-studded affair, graced by none other than Olympic medallist and the current WBO Asia Pacific Super Middle Weight Champion, Vijender Singh as the Chief Guest and International Handball Player, Naveen Punia as the Guest of Honour. The energy and enthusiasm of the participants and the crowd were infectious, and it set the tone for the rest of the festival. But what truly made Chakravyuh stand out was the spirit of sportsmanship and camaraderie that flowed throughout the festival.
The teams battled fiercely on the field, but off the field, they exhibited mutual respect and admiration for each other's skills and abilities. It was a true exemplification of the sportsman spirit and the importance of healthy competition. All in all, Chakravyuh was a grand success, and it left participants and spectators alike wanting more. It was a testament to the power of sports and its ability to bring people together. The festival was a celebration of hard work, dedication, and the pursuit of excellence. And we can't wait for the next edition of Chakravyuh to see what new feats of strength, agility, and skill the participants will showcase.