Oakbrook Business School was filled with great zeal, excitement and frolicsome atmosphere on 23rd & 24th January, 2018 as it celebrated its annual Sports Extravaganza- URJA 2017. Almost 110 students from the Institute participated in the event. Games and sports are the two things that can ensure a student both physically and mentally a good health, so that they can easily take the load of studies. Not only that when a student engages himself/herself into any kind of sports, he/she is learning team spirit, sharing, taking the decision, and many positive things. With this objective in mind the event was conducted with great enthusiasm.
The students displayed a wide array of colourful and reverberant events such as march past, torch relay, various indoor & outdoor sports ranging from cricket, basketball, volleyball, Kabaddi, Kho-kho, Table tennis etc. They mesmerised the audience with their energetic performances in all the areas of sports.
The program began with a welcome note by the Director of the Institute Dr. Sourabhi Chaturvedi where she encouraged & motivated the students for their participation & performances through her inspiring words.
Dr. Chirag Patel, who is very well known and one of the most distinguished personalities in the arena of sports graced the occasion as the chief guest of the function. Dr. Sourbhi Chaturvedi, Director, Oakbrook Business School felicitated Dr. Patel with a with a small token of love and appreciation.
Dr. Chirag Patel then guided the students where he motivated them to follow and nurture their dreams and if they do so nothing can stop the success from touching their feet. He illustrated this by explaining his real life experiences and struggles.
The students were really inspired by the kind of charismatic personality and the way he projected himself.
Next was the march past. The drumbeats rolled, the band struck up and a high pitched voice issued a command. The synchronised swing of arms and the sound of thudding feet really stirred something within all. Besides being spectacular, there was something inexplicably inspiring about the march past that was the sense of dignity and pride the cadets brought to it. Mr. Mahendrasingh Tomar who is a state level hockey player took the lead by carrying the flag. That was indeed a wonderful sight.
March past was followed by the torch relay conducted by our 4 glorious students:
- Mr. Jay Patel
- Ms Ritu Gehani
- Ms. Nikeeta Vyas
- Mr. Saifuddin Kachawala who have brought name and fame to our institute and has
got a remarkable place in sports field carried the torch.
One of the prime important part of the event was the oath taking ceremony which was conducted by the director of the institute, Dr. Sourabhi Chaturvedi where the students solemnly took the oath to abide by the rules and regulations & to participate in the sports with the true spirit of sportsmanship.
The chief guest then officiated the sports meet open by flying the balloons up in the air.
The first day inaugural event concluded with the vote of thanks proposed by Dr. Ankita Srivastava where she applauded the effort of the students and the teachers organizing such a wonderful event.
On the 2 nd Day, valedictory Session was oraganized to distribute the certificates to the students. Mr. Rutvik Bhatt, very young and well known sports personality, Gold and bronze medalist in the field of swimming was the chief guest for the day.
Dr. Sourbhi Chaturvedi, Welcomed Mr. Rutvik Bhatt with a token of love and appreciation. Mr. Rutvik Bhatt has shared his experiences and motivated the students with his real life experiences and struggles. The students were really inspired by the kind of charismatic personality and the way he projected himself.
The certificate has been distributed to the winner team of all the games by Mr. Rutvik Bhatt.
The valedictory program concluded with a thanks note by the Director of the Institute Dr. Sourabhi Chaturvedi where she congratulated the winner teams of each game, the participation & the beautiful audience who cheer up the players.