My first proposal is to enhance the involvement of the Post Graduate and Research Scholarstudents (Men and Women) in the Sporting fraternity which includes the active participation in the Inter-IIT Sports Meet.
I would like to elaborate my way of implementation of this proposal. The number of Postgraduate students joining each year in the campus is nearly 6500 which is a huge number in comparison with the other IITs. But their participation in the Sports events, be it the Open IIT Tournaments, Inter IIT Sports Meet, etc is less than 10%.
Even though a large number of players with huge sporting skills join the institute every year. But due to lack of awareness of opportunities and facilities provided by the institute, they are unable to continue their sporting during their stay in the campus.
So, to improve this situation, I would like to take some initiatives if elected General Secretary Sports and games.
The Introduction of “PG Sports Week for men and women”; in the Autumn Semester itself to inculcate our Sporting culture in them.
I also propose to include an extra column in the admission procedure of the PG students, regarding their past achievements in any sport.
As a part of this, the relevant documents or certificates are to be uploaded in the ERP so that their skill in any sporting event can be identified beforehand.
Once I will have a database of PG students then by properly communicating with the General Secretaries of the respective PG Halls, I will ensure that these players come to the field to demonstrate their talents.
I am planning to conduct first phase of PG and RS week in August and the second phase of PG and RS week immediately after the mid-semesters, somewhere at the end of September.
I will be conducting the events of indoor sports and aquatics in the starting of August so that the rains do not affect it. And the outdoor sports will be conducted immediately after the mid-semester exams(25th of September).
I will also ensure that the events take place in the presence of Captains, senior players and the PTIs so that the purpose of spotting or identifying the talent is fulfilled. And soon after the event, we will motivate the potential players to come for the Inter-IIT practices.
Following is the distribution of sports in the 1st phase of the PG and RS Sports week for men and womenDay
In the second phase of the PG and RS week for men and women the distribution will be as followsDay
I would also like to state that I am not rigid to conduct the second phase of PG and RS week of outdoor sports after the mid-semesters as the inter IIT practice starts from August. Therefore, according to the weather of KGP which is highly unpredictable , I may also conduct the outdoor sports events at the end of August or the starting of September. As each of the event will be a one day event so, I will make sure that it does not clash with any of the Fresher’s and Open IIT events.
The following sports will require budget regarding PG and RS sports week for men and womenTable
Total budget will be somewhere around Rs 4700. Again, it should be noticed that these costs are not fixed and may slightly change.
Sports like athletics, aquatics, basketball, volleyball, weightlifting and football does not require any budget as the equipments and other facilities like ground maintenance is already provided by the institute.
Once we are able to identify the talents of PG and RS students and then by motivating them to come for Inter IIT practice, then I am sure that it will have a positive impact on our contingent for Inter IIT sports meet next year and for the years to come
I would like to form a club “Run for Hope” under the supervision of the elected General Secretaries Sports and Games, to increase the bonding among the students and to recreate themselves from the usual schedule.
It will be a 2.2-kilometre walk starting from Technology Students Gymkhana over a period of 30 minutes. “Run for Hope” will be organized once in a month, on weekend evenings so that the students are free from their academic involvements.
All the students of UG, PG, and RS are welcome to join the walk in which they can come out of their rooms and also from their daily routine, interacting and sharing their problems with friends.
Taking into consideration, the recent happenings in the campus, this type of initiative prevents the students from taking fatal decisions. The elected General Secretaries take up the responsibility to conduct these walks in coordination with the Gymkhana officials. To have the active participation of students, some incentives like refreshments will be given.
These incentives will not overshoot the budget of Gymkhana so it can be maintained.
My next proposal is to organize Guest Lectures and workshops on Sports and Games presented by esteemed sports personalities which will motivate all the sports enthusiasts especially first and second year students.
These workshops will be conducted in the Autumn semester so that the interest towards sports can be inculcated in the first year students right from the beginning.
There will be Guest lectures by the famous sportsmen regarding the importance of sports in daily life which will motivate the students a lot.
These will be held in Kalidas Auditorium in coordination with the Gymkhana Officials.
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