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