Providing a great venue for the students to sweat it out and battle for glory, BIOLYMPICS 2019, the annual Sports meet of School of Biotechnology, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Amritapuri campus, was conducted on February 6-8, 2019. The event began with a spectacular march-past by the four houses of the school and the first day saw tightly fought chess, carrom, table tennis and foosball matches that tested the wits, agility and speed of the participants.
BIOLYMPICS 2019 was formally inaugurated with a welcome speech by Mr. Ajith, which was followed by the address of the Dean, Dr. Bipin Nair. The Dean reiterated the importance of sports and physical activities in the life of a student and he encouraged the audience to exercise their bodies as much as they exercise their brains.
The guest of honour was Mr. Dolphin Ratheesh, a renowned swimmer honoured by the Limca Book of World Records. In his speech, Mr. Ratheesh encouraged the students to take up sport to stay fit and practice sportsmanship spirit during the games. The inaugural ceremony concluded with an oath taking formality led by the Creatome Sports secretary, Graham Stains Philip of S4 BSc Microbiology. Afterwards, the captains of the 4 houses promised fair play and mutual respect.
The track and field competitions began on 7th of February with 100 metre heats. It was an eventful day with plenty of sporting action amidst thundering cheers from the watching crowds. The second day, 8th February, began with a 1500-meter race at daybreak and it was followed by relay races, throw ball and basketball competitions.
BIOLYMPICS 2019 came to a conclusion with the prize distribution ceremony honouring the overall champions. House Jyothirmayi emerged as the team with maximum points and the overall championship was awarded to both Graham Stains Philip and Bhanu Vijayakumar.