After the success of the Annual National Sports Tournament, Magnus 2015, O. P. Jindal Global University, Sonipat, celebrated Magnus 2016 and four teams from JNU participated.
Magnus is the annual sports fest hosted by O.P. Jindal Global University, which took place from 13 to 15 March 2015. Started in 2013, year by year the university successfully organizes this tournament. The competition ranges from Cricket, Football, Basketball, Lawn Tennis and a lot more to a great tournament for Athletics for the first time.
With participation from three universities in Pakistan, the institution witnessed nail-biting India versus Pakistan matches which was a boost to the already set standards of the competition. The participation of approximately 4500 students from all over India and the SAARC nations made the tournament grander.
The Opening Ceremony took place on 12 March 2015.The fest was inaugurated by Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna awardee Sushil Kumar.
Using this fest as a platform, the University aims to promote perseverance and the spirit of healthy competition.
JNU sent four teams for MAGNUS 2016:
- Cricket: The JNU cricket team won their first match by 100 runs. Unfortunately, because of continuous rain the rest of the matches were cancelled and the winner remained unannounced.
- Badminton: Anurag Chaudhary of the School of Environmental Sciences and Bhupindra Kumar of the School of Social Sciences represented JNU in Badminton. They won the first round but lost the second round to O. P. Jindal’s team.
- Table tennis: JNU’s table tennis team got eliminated in the first round.
- Chess: In chess Prince from the School of Life Sciences won the silver medal.
The Closing Ceremony was scheduled on 15th of March at 5:00 p.m.
Arslaan MD Belal is in BA (CAAS), SLL & CS, and works for The Informer.
An earlier version of this article reported Prince Kumar as a student of School of Environmental Sciences; it has been corrected to School of Life Sciences.
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