KMC’s MIST draws massive participation2 min read
Manipal: Kasturba Medical College (KMC), Manipal organised their annual sports fest, Manipal Inter-medics Sports Tournament (MIST), from April 21. The six-day tournament had participants from colleges all across South India and is one of the largest sports tournaments held in Manipal.
Over 20 teams with a turnout of 736 participants competed at End point, Marena and the MIT grounds. Participating colleges included M. S. Ramaiah Medical College (MSRMC), Bangalore; Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC), Pune; KMC, Mangalore; Government Medical College, Calicut; Mysore Medical College and Government Medical College, Kottayam.
Football, Hockey, Basketball, Cricket and Volleyball attracted a large audience. The hockey final was to be played between AFMC and KMC, Manipal. Cricket was still in the semi-final stage on April 25, with SDM College of Engineering and Technology playing against MSRMC in the first game and AFMC playing against KMC, Manipal’s B-team in the second.
“All the matches started on time, the players were well spirited and the game was competitive. There were no clashes of match timings between the various courts the tournament happened on. All the teams followed the rules and we’re in the finals now for Hockey,” said Aaron Alexander, a second year hockey and football player from KMC, Manipal.
Football saw the maximum participation with 16 teams registered this year. Basketball witnessed equal participation among both boys and girls. The girls’ final between KMC, Mangalore and MSRMC, Bangalore and the boys’ final between K S Hegde Medical Academy and AFMC was to be held on April 26.
The fest also featured ‘Shadja’ and ‘Flava’ as part of their Diamond jubilee celebrations. Shadja, a battle of the bands contest was held on April 24 and had eight bands participating in which Shifting Scales were adjudged the winners. To mark the end of MIST, Flava, a food and cultural festival was scheduled for April 26.
Commenting on the response to MIST, Akshaya Goyal, Vice President of the KMC Student Council said, “On occasion of the diamond jubilee, we were aiming at organising MIST at an All India Level and with over 700 delegates registering this year, our aim was achieved. Shadja being our new venture saw The Bicycle Days rock the stage. Kudos to all the students who worked day and night to help us achieve our goals.”
Sub-edited by Shiv Nair
Corrigendum: The mistake in identifying the finalists of the Basketball game has been acknowledged and duly corrected. The Manipal Journal apologises for the error.