BITS Pilani launches another instalment of Spree this summer with a huge three-day lineup
Every individual is good at some sport or the other. Sports and physical activities, growing up, taught us about teamwork, effort and slogging it out to achieve a common goal. Some teachers humorously taught students that winning was not everything, but the only thing and these lessons stayed with us for the rest of their days.
Most schools and colleges carry on the amazing tradition of having annual sports days, along with the other cultural festivals sometime during the year. Likewise, BITS Pilani returns with their ‘a lot more than’ sports day. They stand out from the rest with their advanced equipment and facilities not found in most other parts of the country, making their campus, the ideal location for India’s biggest sporting event.
Every summer, BITS Pilani organised Spree, an event that gathers people from different parts of the country to participate in the different sporting events the college has to offer. The event began twelve years ago and is still going strong with their latest instalment. The event is now so large, colleges from across the country send their most athletic students to compete for the fame and glory that comes with Spree. Colleges from Mumbai, New Delhi, Pune, Jaipur, Hyderabad, Indore among other locations put their best foot forward and head down to Goa for this amazing event.
Some of the events are Spree ’18
The event features games like football, basketball, cricket, volleyball, badminton, tennis, squash, table tennis, carrom, chess, kabaddi, powerlifting and kabaddi among many others.
Since the event coordinators have been working hard to make each new instalment better and larger than the last, they have added some NOT mainstream events. This year Spree will see, Ultimate Frisbee, Kho Kho, Kabaddi, Tug of War, Pool, Gully Cricket and Futsal along with many new surprises as well.
Last year, the event welcomed about 40000 students from all over India. These weren’t just the participants, but also well-wishers, and supporters. This year, Spree 2018, with their theme ‘Glory awaits’ promises all their champions, Glory. The registration committee has already received entries from more than 500 colleges and they are looking forward to rolling out their carpets for them. They have already begun working on the schedule and accommodations for their many participants. The event is also using their platform to create awareness about a bunch of social initiatives. Some of these are Udaan, the Spree Marathon and the ‘Act to Inspire’ campaign. Udaan, a Paralympics event, organised by Spree in association with NGO Nirmaan, for the benefit of the specially-abled children, among others.
For those individuals at the event who aren’t really into sports, but showed up to cheer their favourite team or meet interesting people, Spree has something for you guys as well. The organizers accounted for workshops and talks, by well known and renowned personalities over the duration of the event. The event will spread out across three days and even ensures an EDM festival with interesting beats played live by Nucleya. Spree undoubtedly will continue providing an interesting and memorable experience for all the participants and their support teams.
BITS Pilani is looking forward to the adrenaline pumping 3 days of Spree 2018-“Glory Awaits”, between 23rd and 25th March; are you?