One more year and one more step towards achieving greater heights through awards, achievements, accomplishments and recognition. The Sports Society has once again proved its competency towards fuelling the sportsman spirit through each and everyone of the University. It has not only shown great commitment towards organising the events throughout but has also maintained its higher enthusiasm though frolicsome atmosphere.
The members of the organising committee and all the participants have been actively involved in the activities both on campus and, made us proud by participating in off campus events as well. They are very well aware about the principles of a complete human being such as leadership, teamwork, responsibility and respect for others. These qualities make them a true XAVERIAN indeed! There have been times when they were through hard times that not only tested their efficiency but also they have successfully overcome those situations with their effective and smart solutions.
Participating in sports and maintaining descent academic scores is not that much easy. But these students excel at everything that comes in their way. All the students from UG, PG and MBA have excellent potential not only in their academic sphere but also each and everyone is a sportsman by one way or the other. The baton will be passed on to the next batch, but the spirit will carry on throughout their lives.
A year full of sports events in the University needs effective planning, organising and smooth execution of them all. The success of our events depends on hard work by the Sports Organising Committee headed by Secretary Medha Verma and Assistant Secretary Rishabh Agarwal and core committee members.
St. Xavier's University Sports presentation
St. Xavier's University's first Annual Sports Day was celebrated on Saturday, February 2 with total participation and great enthusiasm.Students of St. Xavier's University, Kolkata, along with their faculty, staff, Alumni/ae and well-wishers, took out a walkathon on February 2 morning for One India on the occasion of their annual Sports Day. There were around 1000 walkathoners with banners and placards.
Ridhi Bahety, BA Economics won 4 medals in
the State-Level Skating Championship organized by
Roller Skating Association of West Bengal (RSAWB).
The event was held at the Sports Authority of India
(SAI) from 11th to 14th February, 2021. She had
participated in the ABOVE 17 - Senior Women's
Category. The Events in which she received medals
10,000 M (Road Elimination): Gold
10,000 M (Rink Elimination): Silver
500 M (Road 1 Lap): Silver
100 M (Road): Bronze
She has qualified for the Roller-Skating
Federation of India Nationals to be held in
Chandigarh and will represent West Bengal.
SXUK celebrates International Yoga Day
June 21, 2023
St. Xavier’s University, Kolkata (SXUK) observed and celebrated the International Yoga Day on June 21, 2023 in the university campus. The theme of the Yoga Day was ‘Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam’ i.e. Yoga for the welfare of all in the form of ‘One World - One Family’.
While inaugurating the grand event, Rev. Dr. John Felix Raj, S.J., Hon’ble Vice-Chancellor of SXUK complimented the students, faculty and staff members for participating in Yoga practice. He said, “Everyone should practice Yoga regularly. It helps in unifying body and mind.” He further said that regular practice of Yoga not only strengthens immunity power, but also fosters mental strength.
Mr. Ajay Gupta, Pranayama Instructor spoke on the relevance and benefits of practising Yoga in a stressful world. He also engaged the participants in various ‘asanas’. Students, faculty and staff members found the session highly enriching.
Mr. Sandeep Mundra
SXUK celebrates Annual Sports Day
January 28, 2023
Like every year, St. Xavier's University, Kolkata (SXUK) hosted its Annual Sports on January 28, 2023 to display sporting skills of its students. A plethora of sport-events were arranged for both men and women.
Arun Lal, former Indian Cricketer was the Chief Guest. During his deliberation, Mr. Lal urged students to actively participate in sports as it helps to widen the horizon of mind. He also shared his experience of promoting exuberant youngsters to build up their sporting career.
The presence of Ajit Tete, Deputy Inspector General, Border Security Force (BSF) graced the occasion.
Rev. Dr. John Felix Raj, S.J, Hon'ble Vice-Chancellor of SXUK expressed his immense happiness to find students on the track. He appreciated the efforts of the University Sports Society members.
The BSF contingent mesmerized the gathering through a brilliant musical performance. Faculty members and students cheered at the participants while they were performing at different events. The programme concluded with prize and medal distribution to the winners, followed by a cake-cutting ceremony.
Convener, Sports Society
SPORTS DAY 2022 at SXUK
April 2, 2022
St. Xavier's University, Kolkata hosted its Annual Sports on Saturday, April 2, 2022 to display sporting skills of young minds, who were compelled to stay indoor on account of COVID-19 pandemic for nearly one and a half year. A plethora of events were arranged for both men and women.
The West Bengal Police Band contingent comprising of State Armed Police of 2nd and 8th.battalions mesmerized the gathering by their brilliant musical performance.
Mr. V. Solomon Nesakumar, IPS, Joint Commissioner of Kolkata Police, Special Task Force graced the occasion as Chief Guest. During his deliberation, he called upon the student's community to take active part in sports activities. He also shared his sporting experience during his college days.
Rev. Dr.John Felix Raj, Hon'ble Vice Chancellor expressed great joy and happiness to witness young boys and girls on the track. He appreciated the effort undertaken by SXUSS led by Sandeep Mundra.
The programme concluded with a cake cutting ceremony.
Nov 03, 2019
The Sports Society of St. Xavier's University,
Kolkata organized 'XAVRUN' 2019, the first of
its kind. Fr. Vice-Chancellor flagged off the
Marathon at 5.30 am on November 3. Around 500 people
(from age 7 to 62) participated in the Xaverian Run.
Thanks to the Sports Officer of SXUK and team for
the successful organisation of the event.
Annual Sports Day 2019
Feb 03, 2019
St. Xavier's University's first Annual Sports Day was celebrated on Saturday, February 2 with total participation and great enthusiasm. The Chief Guest for the occasion was Shri Sujit Bose, the Hon'ble Minister for Fire and Emergency Services, Government of West Bengal.
The Class-wise Parade by students was colourful and thematic. The playground was overflowing with team spirit, zeal and excitement. The presence and the active participation of teachers boosted the spirit of students. View Gallery