Sportikon 2023 comes to a Successful End

11th April 2023, Greater Noida: The four-day sports extravaganza, “SPORTIKON 2023”, Bennett University’s Annual Inter-Varsity Sports Fest came to an end and marked a huge success with an overwhelming registration of 650 participants in sixteen different sports from 45 universities & colleges all across the country. The participants showcased their athletic prowess and exemplary sportsmanship, thereby adding fervor to the highly competitive event while competing in 16 different sports disciplines like Cricket, Football, Volleyball, Kabaddi, Squash, Pool, Snooker, Futsal, Chess, Badminton, Basketball, Tennis, Table Tennis, Shotput, Discuss Throw, Long Jump.

The last day of Sportikon fostered a positive and thrilling atmosphere for participants marked with success and triumph. The event has undeniably established itself as a landmark on the university’s academic calendar, inculcating sportsmanship and fitness among the students. It was the day when the efforts of all the colleges were rewarded. Participants were conferred with gold, silver and bronze medals along with certificates and cash prizes.

Sportikon, an event filled with fun, music, energy, sportsmanship and camaraderie witnessed athletic events such as shotput, discuss throw and long jump which are rarely covered by colleges in sports fests. The major highlight of the Sportikon was the increase in the participation of women in sports. On an average there were 7-8 women’s teams from several colleges and universities participating in the event, setting a high bar for the future fests to come. The event showcased the talent and hard work of the university’s students and provided a platform for them to compete and excel in sports.

The event, beyond being a platform for exhibiting the participants’ sporting talents, also provided an avenue for networking and building bonds with students from other universities. The DJ nights by DJ Sumit Sethi and DJ Knight further elevated the overall experience, forging connections among the students over music and dance and creating an unforgettable atmosphere.

“Sports in general and competitive sports in particular, are crucial for all-round development of students”, said Vineet Jain, Chancellor of Bennett University, and MD Times Group. He added that “sports events like this are necessary to showcase the wealth of our university-level sporting talent so that they have yet another future path to progress on”. Congratulating all winners, Mr. Jain said it was an unparalleled feeling to see “young sporting talent from Bennett and other universities and colleges under the same roof at the same time and reflects our commitment towards nurturing our next generation champions”.

The sports committee at BU carried out the event effortlessly, giving priority towards organizing requirements such as refreshments after the matches, room to take rest in between matches and student escorts to help the participants around the clock which made a mark in the minds of the participants regarding the warm hospitality and the excellent facilities provided during the fest.

The fest took Bennett University a step closer to its objective of providing a conducive environment and a platform for budding sportspersons from different universities. The event’s triumphant success bears testament to Bennett University’s unwavering commitment to providing a comprehensive educational experience to its students.


Sport Winner Runner-up 2nd Runner-up
Cricket Amity University UPES Bennett University
Football Sri Venkateswara College Bennett University Sri Guru Gobind Singh College of Commerce


Futsal (W) Ashoka University Mody University Bennett University
Badminton (W) Shiv Nadar University Bennett University UPES
Badminton (M) Amity University UPES Shiv Nadar University
Basketball (W) Ashoka University Amity University Graphic Era Dehradun
Basketball (M) Jamia Milia Islamia Bennett University Shiv Nadar University
Kabaddi Noida College of Physical Education Amity University Bennett University
TT (M) UPES OP JINDAL Bennett University
Chess Mixed Hansraj College, DU Shiv Nadar University Shiv Nadar University
Shotput (W) Bennett University Bennett University Mody University
Shotput (M) Bennett University Graphic Era Dehradun Bennett University
Long Jump (W) Mody University Mody University Bennett University
Long Jump (M) Maharaja Agrasen College Bennett University Bennett University
Discuss Throw (W) Bennett University Bennett University Mody University
Discuss Throw (M) Bennett University Maharaja Agrasen College Bennett University
Volleyball (W) Gargi College, DU Mata Sundari Bennett University
Volleyball (M) Shubharti Graphic Era Haldwani Graphic Era Dehradun
Tennis (M) Ashoka University Shiv Nadar University Shiv Nadar University
Pool BML Munjal Bennett University Ashoka University
Snooker OP Jindal Bennett University BML Munjal

Note: In individual athletic events, pool, snooker, tennis and table tennis maximum number of three participants participated and thus different participants from the same university secured multiple positions in certain events.

In order to praise the sportsperson who outshone the others, prizes under the heads of MVP (most valuable player) and Emerging Player were distributed. In Badminton (Boys) category MVP was bagged by Rishab (UPES) and Emerging Player by Tanish Garg (Shiv Nadar University) while in girls’ category Best Player was awarded to Unnati (Shiv Nadar University) and Emerging Player to Navya (Bennett University). In Basketball (Boys) category, Chitvin (Jamia Milia Islamia) was declared Most Valuable Player followed by Joseph (Bennett University) as the Emerging Player. In Kabaddi Shivam Bidhuri (Noida College of Physical Education) emerged as the Most Valuable Player followed by Pankaj (Bennett University) as the Emerging Player. In Football Manas (Sri Venkateswara College) bagged the title for Most Valuable Player, Parv (Bennett University) for Emerging Player and Rakshak Raina (Bennett University) as the Best Goalkeeper.

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