ATHLOS 2015-16: A Grand Success

March 01, 2016

ATHLOS 2015-16, a month long sports activities of MCOPS, Manipal, began on 25th of January 2016. Various in-door and out-door games were part of the spectacular extravaganza which finally ended on 01st March 2016 with athletics event. Dr. G K Prabhu, Director, MIT, Manipal was the Chief Guest of the day. The day began with a grand march past from students of various batches. Dr. C. Mallikarjuna Rao, Principal, MCOPS, gave the welcome address which was followed by the Chief Guest’s speech, who also declared the meet open. Students of MCOPS, who represented Manipal Academy of Higher Education in various sports events were felicitated by the dignitaries present on the day. Dr. Srinivasa Reddy, Vice Principal, Dr. C.S Shreedhara, secretary, MAPS, Dr. Satish Mallya, Physical education Director and Dr. N. Udupa, Research Director were also present on the dais. Various awards and prizes for different games were given away in the function. A total of 300 students participated in the inaugural function. Mr. Venkatesh Kamath, Sports Secretary proposed the vote of thanks. The athletic meet witnessed different games, like Running Race, Relay, High jump, Long Jump, Javelin and Shot put throw etc. Special games like hit wicket, catch the ball, lemon & spoon were arranged for the faculty members. Later in the evening, the games and almost a month long sports activities came to an end with a valedictory function. Winners of various games received awards at the hands of Principal and other dignitaries on the dais. Third year students emerged as the overall champions followed by PG and staff combined, who secured second place.