Hyderabad, 17th-18th November, 2018: IMT Hyderabad hosted PERIODOS, its annual sports event in the grandest fashion till date. The two-day event was conducted on the 17th and 18th of November, 2018 wherein a significant number of teams from the leading B-Schools across the country participated to showcase their virtuosity as they proudly represented their colleges.
There were also teams returning to the grounds of IMT to relive the experience and compete against each other in eight sport categories: Football, Volleyball, Basketball, Cricket, Table Tennis, Throwball and two new games introduced for the first time at IMT PERIODOS- Chess and Box Cricket, which managed to steal an overwhelming welcome from the audience and the athletes.
“It’s not whether you win or lose, it’s how you play the game.”, with these words, Director Dr. Satish Ailawadi flagged off the event at the Opening Ceremony with a celebratory torch-burning procession by the students. Day 1 of PERIODOS’18 concluded with exultant warmth of the bonfire lighted to congratulate the winning teams of the day and to encourage a sense of bonding among the students from various colleges. The second day of PERIODOS 6.0 started with double the energy as the teams played the finals, preparing themselves at the strike of dawn and reworking their strategy at the slightest misstep.
The host, IMT Hyderabad proudly lifted the gold trophy in five sports, namely Football, Basketball (women), Table Tennis (men and women), and Chess. The second highest scorer of trophies was IBS Hyderabad with three wins in Basketball (men), Box Cricket, and Throwball. IBS Pune reined the throne of Cricket after defeating SIBM Hyderabad by 6 runs. In the final face off of volleyball, IBS Bangalore clashed with NICMAR Hyderabad in a closely contested match, which was ultimately won by IBS Bangalore with a score of 2-1. The athletes were impressed with the management of the entire event.
“This time PERIODOS 6.0 is better than ever and I strongly believe that I’ve made such strong connections with people here that we’ll be close companions in the corporate world.” – Ajay Ramakrishna, SIBM Hyderabad
“IMT Hyderabad is anytime the most welcoming college in Hyderabad. This year the buddies have been the most helpful feature.” -Sachin and Gaurav, NMIMS Hyderabad.
The winning teams were presented with trophies and certificates by Dr. Satish Ailawadi, Director of IMT Hyderabad and Prof. (Dr.) Saurabh Bhattacharya, Faculty Coordinator of PERIODOS 6.0 during the Closing Ceremony held in the evening. To nurture the seeds of friendship among the participating colleges, the students of IMT Hyderabad showcased dance and singing performances along with a spectacular skit by Navrang.
The Management, the Organizing Committee, and student volunteers were deeply committed in offering impeccable hospitality, which was praised unanimously. PERIODOS proudly bearing the tag line: TROTH·PRIDE·GLORY, rightly symbolizes virtue and grace. The teams won matches glorifying their college identity and upscaling the event to another level. With another experience engraved in their hearts, the teams left the IMT Hyderabad campus to come back another year fueled up with the spirit of sportsmanship and zeal.