The Sports Club of LIBA is bigger and brighter with the collaboration of both LIBA Premier League and Sports Committee this year. Together we geared up for another exciting year with more new events and more participants. The entire college was divided into 4 teams Kochi, Mumbai, Chennai and Hyderabad. The LIBA Sports Club conducted events throughout the month from Indoor sports like Carrom, Chess to Outdoor sports like Cricket, Football, Badminton, Volleyball, etc.
The LIBA Annual Sports Day commenced on 17th March 2021 morning, with prayer song and flag hoisting by SAC Coordinator Mr. Sakthi, followed by an inspiring and encouraging inauguration speech by our Director Rev. Fr. Dr. C. Joe Arun, SJ. The Director kickstarted the events by declaring the sports day open with athletic events namely 200m and 800m race. The day was packed with exciting sporting events engaging both the Faculties and Students. Students and Faculties were split into 4 teams and competed in various games for the Championship trophy. Faculty teams were pooled along with Teaching assistants and Research associates to engage in sports events. People from LIBA, actively participated in track events, Badminton, Basketball, Carrom and fun open events. The day finally ended with tug of war between F19 and F20.
18th March 2021, the second day of LIBA Sports day started with the most fun and exciting event – Faculty Gully Cricket followed by Athletics and Field events in the Loyola Football Ground. After a tiring day, the Prize distribution commenced at 4.00pm at the OAT. Starting with the prize distribution for Faculty events the winners, runners and third place medals were awarded along with an overall performer award from the faculty side. The students’ events were awarded similar medals along with points delegated to each of the teams based on the winning positions achieved. Based on the cumulative points collected by each of the four teams, the overall Championship trophy was bagged by Kochi Warriors followed by Hyderabad Hurricanes. Rev. Dr. C. Joe Arun, SJ. and Dr. Lakshmi Narayan gave away winner’s trophy along with the prizes. The Annual Sports day at LIBA came to an end after 2 days of Fun and Excitement.
The LIBA Sports Club aims to foster Sportive interaction between batches with an atmosphere that encourages competition and collaboration to bring out the best talents in them. Congratulating the winners, and, In the end, the Director addressed those participants who have not won any of the awards but still put up a great show in the competition. The Director also reminded the students on “why do we fall? It’s So that we can learn to pick ourselves up and rise. It’s not whether you get knocked down? it’s whether you get up back and finally concluded the event by emphasizing that Sports brings this quality in everyone.