Gravitas’17 the third edition of the inter B-school sports Fest welcomed over 5 colleges this year. There were about 10 sports each with its own arena which followed the theme Greek Gods.There were a total number of around 110 participants from colleges namely NMIMS, NITIE, JBIMS, SCMHRD, IIT Bombay. The day dawned bright and clear as the sun rose over the pristine campus of SIBM Pune, thus signalling the start of Gravitas’17. The sports fest began with cricket, the first match being SIBM Pune vs NMIMS Mumbai. NMIMS Mumbai put up a good fight but the home team managed to overpower them and secured a comfortable win
The next game was Table Tennis (Men) which was again between SIBM Pune and NMIMS Mumbai. SIBM Pune dominated the game by defeating the visitors by 3-0. It was followed by another win against JBIMS Mumbai with a score of 3-0.
It was followed by Basketball (Men) where SIBM Pune again defeated NMIMS Mumbai, though the latter put up a strong fight.
During this time in Badminton, SIBM Pune defeated JBIMS Mumbai by 3-0.
The last and final cricket match of the tournament was held between SIBM Pune and JBIMS Mumbai where the home team chased a modest target of 77 runs to emerge victorious. It was no doubt an easy win with the Trio of the college Sourabh Dogra, Rohith Panchumarthi and Ritesh Benedict
In Table Tennis (Women), NMIMS Mumbai emerged victorious by defeating SIBM Pune by 2-1. But SIBM Pune turned tables in Chess by winning against NMIMS Mumbai.
Thus, Day 01 ended on a good note with the home team securing the winning positions in many sports. Sports Management Team and its Event Associates ensured that the events ran smoothly.
The second day continued where the first one left off. It was a pulsating and nerve wracking affair as NMIMS took on SIBM in the Men’s Basketball, however, NMIMS managed to see off SIBM’s challenges to emerge victorious.
It was a similar story in Volleyball as well as NMIMS saw off NITIE with the help of coherent game plan and brilliant execution. Special mention should go to the spiker Vipul Tyagi, who turned out to be the difference between the two teams. NMIMS continued their winning streak and managed to wrap up titles in Women’s Table Tennis and Badminton.
Parth Sonwaney whose gormless smile, belies his steel like temperament made vital contributions for SIBM, as they managed to wrap up the Pool and Table Tennis titles.
The third and last day of the tournament was one in which never was there a football match so intense, it was SIBM and NMIMS fighting for the title, and as if extra time was not enough, penalties was required to decide the winning college, it was a tough fight for our home team and we ended up in defeat. It was then followed by girls basketball and throw ball.
This year saw great enthusiastic participation and the event turned out to be great success. A lot of determination was shown by participants, event associates and the Team. The event was ensured it ran smoothly by the Sports Management Team and the Event Associates.