National Academy of Sports Management (NASM), conducted the Annual Intercollegiate Sports Festival Yuva Premier League (YPL) – conceptualised and managed by students of NASM. This first edition of the sports extravaganza was a huge success. The event was scheduled over a period of two days during 21st & 22nd November 2018, at Poinsur Gymkhana, Mumbai. Over 430 participants from 40 different colleges around Mumbai and Navi Mumbai participated in this event to take home a shiny trophy and a handsome cash award in the five games the institute had to offer, namely, Rink Football, Box Cricket, Kabaddi, Athletics and Volleyball.
The event was inaugurated by three time World champion & two time Asia Champion – Miss Disha Nidre – International Rhythmic Gymnast, Mr Karunakar Shetty, Vice President of Poinsur Gymkhana and the Special Olympics Committee (Bharat, Maharashtra). R.A.Podar, Sydenham, Thakur, R.D.National, Government Law College, Narsee Monjee, Mumbai University , Elphinstone College are some of the colleges that participated with zeal and enthusiasm.
The students organising committee of YPL said “ It is a great platform for us to organise our very own sports fest!! We got to learn lot the nitty gritties of sports management – planning, organizing, teamwork, problem solving and sportsmanship.”
The award ceremony was facilitated by the presence of Mr Vipul Solanki & Mr Vinit Rughani, Directors, NASM and sponsors Kolicko Enterprises. On behalf of the entire National Academy group, Mr. Solanki expressed his pleasure to see the involvement of teams of various colleges and also applauded the efforts initiated by the students of NASM to organise this event.
M.D.Shah Mahila College Girls team emerged as winners in Kabaddi, Volleybal & Box Cricket. Maniben Nanavati College girls team claimed the winning title in Rink Football .
Joshi Bedekar College, Siddharth College and NSS College boys teams won in Kabbadi, Rink Football & Box Cricket respectively. While Mumbai University Post Graduation were the winners in Volleyball for boys category.
Lots of spectacular memories created, moments captured, emotions felt & in the spirit of sportsmanship the festival ended on a high. NASM YPL team is looking forward to make this platform filled with more sports & opportunities for students of various colleges.