The game that has us sitting on the edge of our seats in a nail biting experience had taken the Jagran LakecityUniversity campus by a storm. The National Westzone Football Tournament 2017 was a sight that treated its viewers with an adrenaline kick.
A sport is not just about the fancy aspects of it. What seems like a child’s play on field is actually years of training paid with sweat. What seems like running around with ball for 90 minutes is actually 90 minutes of extreme concentration, skill and team work that leads to victories.
The National Westzone Football Tournament 2017 at Jagran Lakecity University saw a massive participation with over 57 teams coming in to participate in a week long tournament. The opening ceremony took place on 21st December 2017 that was graced by various dignitaries including Prof. (Dr.) Anoop Swarup, Vice Chancellor, Jagran Lakecity University, Dr. Vivek Khare, Dean Academics, Dr. C.A. Gurudath, Dean Academics, Chief guest, Mr. G.K. Shrivastava, President, District Football Association, Mr. Abhishek Mohan Gupta, Pro Chancellor, Jagran Lakecity University, Mr. Pankaj Das, Deputy Registrar, Directors, Faculty members and students of Jagran Lakecity University.
The week after 21st December saw teams battling against each other to qualify for a spot amongst the top four in a knockout tournament. Victory means nothing if obtained painlessly. The top four teams then played against each other to claim the spot that said ‘first’. The gold medal was bagged by Lakshmibai Institute of Physical Education, silver medal was bagged by Shivaji University, Kolhapur, bronze medal was bagged by Jagran Lakecity University, Bhopal and the consolation prize was awarded to University of Mumbai. The medals were awarded by Mr. Abhishek Mohan Gupta, Pro Chancellor, Jagran Lakecity University during the closing ceremony on 27thDecember 2017