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Q) What is a sports fest?
A) A sports fest is one that that is primarily concerned with bringing out the physical side of the students who are generally into exercising only their brains during other times. It is an opportunity for sports enthusiasts to have their share of fun at college and show their skills and passion towards the sport. Most colleges encourage sports activities which are known to enhance the concentration capacities and academic performances of the students, besides serving as a healthy mid-studies break activity.
Q) How to organize a sports fest?
A) Infrastructure is of paramount importance here. Many colleges, especially in crowded cities like Mumbai lack their own grounds, and hence, it is important to book rental grounds in advance. The same applies even to equipment. Thus, majority of the costs involved relate to rental fees. First aid, paramedics and doctors also have to be kept on standby in case of injuries. A college may have its own in-house referees/umpires or may call in a professional for the same.
Q) What are the different kinds of events?
A) Most sporting events are common to all, such as Athletic track-n-field events, Cricket, Football, Rugby, Tug-of-War, Basketball, Volleyball, etc. A few colleges, depending on the infrastructure available, may also include sports such as swimming, polo, water polo, etc.
Q) What are the top sports fests?
A) Some of the most popular sports fests in India, in no particular order are -
|Name of the Fest||Organized By||Location||Held In|
|Zest||College of Engineering||Pune, Maharashtra||January|
|Skream||KJ Somaiya College of Engineering||Mumbai, Maharashtra||August|