The Mumbai Games, a creation of SportzConsult saw a hefty attendance for its second edition. The Mumbai Games presented by DNA saw a steep rise in the participation and attendance for various sports this year. There were twelve sports represented on this platform which saw a massive diversity of attendees including professionals, corporate, institutions as well as anyone who believed that they had the zeal to go out and play.
This year the Mumbai game presented by DNA, was inaugurated by Gopichand and saw various other high profile participants. With strong social media and outdoor network management, the competition saw an excellent mix of both fierce competition and unlimited fun.
This year from NMIMS ASMSOC, Aenesh A Sengupta represented the institution in the Mumbai Games as an individual participant for squash. In this tournament Aenesh acquired the bronze medal as he went down fighting to Mayur Jadhav in the second semi final. Pradeep Amarsingh won the gold medal while Mayur took the silver medal.
The squash Draw was for 84 players divided into 12-15 groups. The leader of each group progressed to the knockouts. The squash matches saw a good turnout including families, friends, colleagues and co participants. The semi final match between Mayur Jadhav and Aenesh was a tough four setter which entertained the crowd considerably followed by the third and fourth place bout between Aenesh and Naman Shah of Jolly Gymkhana. Aenesh overcame Naman in the three sets to seize the bronze.
In all it was a good tournament for the participants and Aenesh as he maintains a good momentum as he enters the Matunga Gymkhana Junior Open starting on the 24th of January where he shall face off with the best juniors of the country. Being ranked 21 currently on the national circuit Aenesh should be awarded a seed as he enters the tournament. Positive results in this tournament shall see him back on track gunning for a top 15 finish which was his career and season high this year.
Tanmay Arora, BBA (Batch 2008-11) is a founder member of MAD (Make A Difference) Foundation–a not-for-profit organisation working with underprivileged children, which was selected by the First Lady of the United States, Michelle Obama, to showcase her support for youth involvement and leadership in public policy and socially relevant activity. She expressed her appreciation for the work being done by Tanmay and his fellow volunteers and mentioned this in her St. Xaviers college speech to 300 of the city’s best college students.
Also, the wife of the American Ambassador to India who was present has expressed interest in associating herself with the NGO. MAD was selected as a shining example of youth leadership and a manifestation of her firm belief that youth can and does make a difference to a nation’s destiny by the First Lady on her visit to India, who selected it from among a list of some of the largest NGOs in the country.