Invariably, sports and physical activity is one of the most compromised necessity for a healthy and successful life. BITS Goa makes itself an exception to behold by hosting the biggest sports festival of India – Spree, annually in the sunny months of the year.
Every year the number of participants in this intercollegiate sports and entertainment festival is on the rise, thus providing a stiff competitive quality to each of the sporting events like football, basketball, cricket, volleyball, badminton, tennis, squash, table tennis, carrom, chess, kabaddi and powerlifting. Colleges from across the country in major cities like Mumbai, New Delhi, Pune, Jaipur, Hyderabad, Indore and so on, send their most athletic students to compete for the laurels of Spree.
Spree, 2018, themed as “Glory Awaits”, promises glory from 23rd to 25th March. The expected participant number is estimated to cross 2500 this year.
Spree has kept synchronism with the evolving nature of sports by including off beat events like Ultimate Frisbee, Kho Kho, Kabaddi, Tug of War, Pool, Gully Cricket and Futsal.
Besides being a coveted competitive base for athletes all over the country, the festival also has a wide range of social initiatives under its letterhead, like Udaan, the Spree Marathon and the ‘Act to Inspire’ campaign. Udaan, organized by Spree in collusion with NGO Nirmaan, is for the benefit of the specially- abled children. Various sporting events, workshops and talks by celebrities convert the 3 days of Spree into a source of happiness for the less fortunate.
The Spree Marathon is conducted in Panjim and is a 10km run in support of the ‘don’t drink and drive’ campaign, in association with Diego and has participants from all over Goa. The ‘Act to Inspire’ campaign, initiated in the year 2013, has Spree working with CRY for organizing blood donation camps and Clean-Up drives, in cities where pre-Spree eliminations are conducted.
In the course of the 3 days of this festival, several interesting workshops related to sports will be conducted, providing a crash course in an athletic faculty. Football dribbling, skateboarding will witness an enrolment of large number of enthusiastic students.
It is surely going to be a unique and memorable experience for all the participants as well as the onlookers.
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