“When the race begins no one wishes to loose. This is the time, an opportunity, a chance to show you skills. Crush the opponent and show you are the best..!!”
Spardha is the annual Sports festival of IIT (BHU), Varanasi organised by the IIT gymkhana. With over 30 years in its span, Spardha has become the largest and one of the most awaited Sports fests of Northern India showcasing the athletic talent of the technical realm of India. Spardha, as the name suggests, is a stunning display of sporting fervour and with 18 events flaunts the participation of over 1500+ participants every year from all over India including those from IITs, NITs and BITS. Over the years, Spardha has redefined qualities like hard work, persistence, self-confidence and determination. Spardha has always served as a unique platform and a turning point of life for many individuals of participating teams as well as the organising team. Core team, event coordinators have always maintained a healthy environment and vibrant atmosphere for all. At present, Spardha has 50+ sponsors and over 500 members and continuously expanding its horizon and extravagance.
The fest time here at Varanasi enthuses the IIT campus immensely and the entropy of the whole campus increases manifolds with a competitive environment both for participants and supporters. Teams show their skills to give their best and supporters don’t even miss a single chance to cheer them up! Chief guests in the recent years have been Sandeep Singh, Akhil Kumar, Yogeshwar Dutt, Prashanti Singh, VVS Laxman, Ajay Jadeja, Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore and their likes, who maintain the enthusiasm and determination of the teams. These 4 days turn out to be filled with fun and enjoyment. Every single day during the fest concludes with a fun filled pro-night recharging everyone and infusing new spirits in them. Participants get to behold the awe inspiring city of Varanasi and eagerly wait for the next Spardha to commence.