Thursday, 19 February 2015


By: Team PenTastic
contributed  by Baibasweta Jena

Academic life of an engineer is quite demanding and requires hard work from the side of the student. But as the saying goes"All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy",so there needs to be an outlet to freshen up the minds and do away with the monotonity of regular life. Ad sports provides one of the best outlets for this. The Engineers' Cup brings this opportunity to students of the engineering colleges of our state. This year's edition brings forth greater participation and an efficient structure to conduct the events. the meet was inaugurated today in a ceremony which played host to some august personalities.

The chief guest at this occasion was Dr.Prasanna Pattasani,the Member of Parliament of Bhubaneswar. The guest of honour was Mr.Alok Majhi,the corporator of Ghatikia.The guests were introduced by Dr.Prasanta Kumar Patra,our esteemed principal.Dr.Pattasani gave a motivating speech in his inimitable style in which he stressed the importance of sports and games in the life of a student.He also urged the students to awaken the spirits of our ancestors who were unmatched in their chosen fields.But the biggest applause of the morning was reserved for the moment at which Dr.Pattasani promised the grant of University status to our college and a plan to modernize the playground so that matches can be hosted in a better way. This proposal was seconded by Mr.Majhi and we hope that this paln would soon bear fruit.Though the event comprises of several disciplines yet the biggest attendance and cheer is reserved for cricket and football,the two major sports.Three matches were hosted today in cricket.The first match of the day was between Centurion University,Bhubaneswar and GIET,Khurda.This was won by GIET comfotably.The second match attracted lot of attention as it involved the home team against the team from NMIET,BBSR.The match went down to the wire but the home team won by 5 runs to lift the mood of the supporters assembled in the field.Millan Roshan Sahoo-22 runs,Amit Bhuyan-20 runs and Himesh-20 runs provided the star turn with the bat while Himesh proved his all round credentials by picking up 3 wickets in the company of Nilesh who also garnered 3 wickets from the game.The third match was payed between KIT and GIET,Ghangapatana which was won by KIT with ease.In the football arena also the home team showed its prowess by putting in 4 goals past the opposition defence.Despite the injury suffered by a player in the first half as a result of some rough play from the opposition ,the home team came back strongly in the second half through goals from Sujan Mishra,Purandar Majhi,Satya Prakash Mishra and Parakh Tripathy.Earlier in the first match of the day,KEC had been the winner and Parala Maharaja Engineering College ran out winners against CEB,BBSR by a 4-1 margin.The day's action was brought to a terrific end by the match between NMIET,BBSR and IIT BBSr which was decided by penalties in favour of NMIET.IGIT,Sarang was the winner by a solitary goal in the other match of the day.Action in the basketball arena also started today and a match between KIIT and KEC was in progress at the time of writing of this article.MOre action awaits the sports enthusiasts on the 2nd and 3rd day of the event. More information about the fixtures and results will be provided on this page tomorrow and the day after.So keep following the action through us.


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