Atal Bihari Vajpayee Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management, Gwalior witnessed its annual inter-IIIT sports fest TWARAN from 31 March 2017 to 2 April 2017. The annual inter IIIT sports fest of the institute has its roots laid down in the year 2008. It was in the year 2008 that theTWARAN fest was organised for the first time and since then the fest has been a huge success and proved to be one of the largest sports fest of the central India.  It has established itself as a great platform for the emerging sportspersons of various centrally funded IIITS and other colleges to show cast their potential. The TWARAN '17 was no different and on the lines its of previous editions proved to be a great success.  Many premier institutes participated in the fest to prove their potential and experience the thrill and the fun of the fest. Various institutions showed active participation and heated up the race to the victory.

TWARAN'17, the annual inter IIIT sports fest of the IIITM lasted for three days from 31 March 2017 to 2 April 2017.  The fest like its previous editions witnessed talent not only from the IIIT community but also from many other prestigious colleges of the nation.

The following institutes were part of the TWARAN fest:

Atal Bihari Vajpayee Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management, Gwalior.

Indian Institute of Information Technology, Allahabad.

Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology, Delhi

International Institute of Information Technolgy-Naya Raipur.

School of Planning & Architecture, Bhopal

National Institute of Technology, Delhi.

Netaji Subhas Institute of Technology, Delhi.

The fest commenced with the opening ceremony in the presence of the Director of the institute Prof S.G. Deshmukh and the faculty coordinator Dr. Anurag SrivastavaThe Director sir in his remarks told the importance of sports in life and inculcated the spirit of sports in the students. He insisted the students to participate with full zeal and enthusiasm. The students of the ABV-IIITM also showed a parade.

The end of the opening ceremony embarked the beginning of some real action. All the participants from all the colleges were full of enthusiasm and zeal. All the eyes had only one target- “THE WINNER’S TROPHY and all the minds had only one aim- “STEP UP THE GAME.”  Every participant enforced his full potential and fought with total dedication and devotion to make his college win and bring it more close to the prestigious title. Each sport witnessed great talent and the nail-biting and breath-taking action.

The fest included many sports, including indoor as well as the outdoor sports. Indoor included chess—where one needs to be careful at every move and crack what’s going in the opponent’s mind, & also carrom  where one need to mind his timing on the striker.

Outdoor included some real action; from the favourite of all cricket, to the nail-biting and exciting football andvolleyball. While cricket tested the players on timing and the skill, the football tested their ability to pass the defenders and strike goal for their team. Athletics also tested the stamina as well as their swiftness so as to make it to the first position.  But this is not that all. The breath-taking badminton and  squash was still to come. While the badminton asked the players to smash the opponents stand, the squash was no less exciting.Basketball demands skill to pass the opponent and a bull’s eye to shoot the ball. The ping-pong game of table-tennis requires accuracy and precision while lawn tennis requires the strength and the timing. Finally, swimming also received great participation from all the institutes. Also a treasure hunt was organised to bleep the mind and take the excitement a notch up.

The last day of the three-day long fest saw even greater enthusiasm as it was the high time—THE FINALS.

Finally, the fest ended with a memorable and fantastic closing ceremony. The closing ceremony not only included the prize distribution by the Director sir but also some great performances to steal everyone’s heart. The night was entertaining and stress relieving and we witnessed amazing performances by Surbhi Sankhlaand RUDRA .A nice dinner was also organised for everyone.

In this way the three-day long journey came to an end. The fest inculcated the spirit of sports in the participating institutes and also strengthened the inter-institute bond. Thus TWARAN'17 proved to be a huge success for the institute and has given memorable experiences which we surely will never forget.