IIT Alumni Singapore Celebrate India's 69th Independence Day

IIT Alumni Singapore celebrates 69th Independence Day

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The IIT Alumni Association Singapore (IITAAS) celebrated India’s 69th Independence Day by organising an Indoor Cricket Tournament for its Alumni in Singapore. What better way to commemorate our Independence than playing India’s (unofficial) national sport.

Close to 40 young and old IIT Alumni in the city gathered at Uber Sports Park, East Coast Parkway on the sunny afternoon of 15th August 2015. Independence day always sparks strong patriotic emotions among the Indian community the world over. And, icing on the cake was, the former IIT students reliving their old days through a game of cricket.

  • IIT Alumni Singapore Celebrate India's 69th Independence Day

    IIT Alumni Singapore Celebrate India’s 69th Independence Day

  • IIT Alumni Singapore Celebrate India's 69th Independence Day

    IIT Alumni Singapore Celebrate India’s 69th Independence Day

The Indoor cricket is a fast paced 8 a-side game, played on covered artificial grass turfs. It is a favourite past time of the Indian community in Singapore. The 40 strong Alumni were divided into 6 teams. To re-live the old Inter IIT rivalry, the teams were formed  on the basis of different institutes they represent. Final teams were : IIT Roorkee, IIT Madras, IIT Mumbai,  IIT BHU + Kharagpur, IIT Delhi + Kanpur and IIT Mumbai + Delhi. A number of matches took place over the course of 4 hours.

The idea was to have fun. Some matches elicited strong emotions and arguments, taking the alumni back to their competitive college days!

It was an afternoon well spent, some shots from the day below!

  • IIT Alumni Singapore Celebrate India's 69th Independence Day

    IIT Alumni Singapore Celebrate India’s 69th Independence Day

  • IIT Alumni Singapore Celebrate India's 69th Independence Day

    IIT Alumni Singapore Celebrate India’s 69th Independence Day

  • IIT Alumni Singapore Celebrate India's 69th Independence Day

    IIT Alumni Singapore Celebrate India’s 69th Independence Day

  • IIT Alumni Singapore Celebrate India's 69th Independence Day

    IIT Alumni Singapore Celebrate India’s 69th Independence Day

  • IIT Alumni Singapore Celebrate India's 69th Independence Day

    IIT Alumni Singapore Celebrate India’s 69th Independence Day

  • IIT Alumni Singapore Celebrate India's 69th Independence Day

    IIT Alumni Singapore Celebrate India’s 69th Independence Day

Look forward to more such events from IIT Alumni Association Singapore.

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