Bengaluru, 11th February 2016: One of the city’s top educational institutions, Jain University, will be hosting its 17th All India Sports Fest ‘VIE’ from 14th to 17th February 2016. This year 1500+ athletes from 62 colleges are expected to participate in 11 different sports: cricket (men), kabaddi (men), hockey (men), football (men- local colleges only), basketball (men and women), badminton (men and women), table tennis (men and women), tennis (men and women), tennis (men and women), swimming (men and women), volleyball (men and women) and karate (men and women- local colleges only).
Out of the 62 participating colleges, 24 are outstation teams, while 38 teams are from Bengaluru. Teams from Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh will be participating, making this a massive national event.
Keeping in mind the rising popularity of kabaddi, for the first time, the sport has been introduced in VIE-2016, alongwith women’s volleyball and karate.
The inauguration will be held on 14th February from 6pm onwards at the Kittur Rani Chenamma Stadium, Madhavan Park, Jayanagar IIIrd block, Bengaluru. Dr R Chenraj Roychand, President of Jain University will be the chief guest. Other guests of honour are Todd Mack, MD, United Basketball Alliance (UBA), Sri Ananth Kumar, Hon’ble Minister for Chemicals & Fertilizers, Sri BN Vijay Kumar, MLA (Jayanagar), Sri N Nagaraju, Corporator- Jayanagar BBMP, Dr R Sunderarajan, Vice Chancellor- Jain University and Dr BT Venkatesh, Controller of Examination- Jain University.
“VIE” started under the guidance of Sri R Chenraj Jain, Chairman, Sri Bhagawan Mahaveer Jain College (SBMJC) in the year 2000 and was conducted under floodlights as a local tournament with over 20 colleges from all over the state participated in the mega event where SBMJC finished as the overall champions. Last year, 40 college teams from across India including two from Sri Lanka competed in various indoor and outdoor sporting events. Guests included former NBA champion Shandon Anderson. For more information, visit: www.jainvie.com/. Facebook: www.facebook.com/Jain-University-Sports
About Jain Group of Institutions (JGI)
Established in the year 1990, Jain University has reached unprecedented heights in the field of education. The college has also created an exclusive niche for itself in the sports arena. Jain University has produced many sportsmen of national and international repute and is making a conscious effort to encourage them to fulfil the nation’s dream of winning an Olympic medal. The Director of Sports is Dr UV Sankar.
Notable alumni from the field of sports include Pankaj Advani (World Billiards & Snooker Champion), Shikha Tandon (international swimmer), Rohan Bopanna (international tennis player), Anup Sridhar (international badminton) and Robin Uthappa (international cricketer).
The University offers sports scholarships to help athletes who are competing at national or international level to meet the extra costs of elite participation. The scheme provides a personal academic coaching, complete tuition fee waiver, free access to the university sports facilities and guaranteed university accommodation for the duration of study.
Jain University (formerly Sri Bhagawan Mahaveer Jain College, SBMJC) is declared deemed to be University under section 3 of the UGC act, 1956 by the Ministry of Human Resource Development of the Union Government vide notification No.F-9-57/2007-U.3 (A) Ministry of HRD, GOI December 19, 2008 & July 24, 2009.