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Synergy - 22-day sports & cultural fest begins at RIMS

Ranchi, Jan. 9: The long white coats were gone. So were the fat textbooks and the note pads. In their place, jeans and colourful T-shirts, not to forget the willow, dominated the show.

The MBBS students of Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) bid adieu to the classrooms as they took to the field today to take part in a game of cricket — a favourite winter sport.

And the fun has only begun with a host of other games lined up for the next 21 days.

The 22-day festival of sports and culture, Synergy-2009, began on the RIMS campus, today. Vasundhara, a senior doctor of the hospital, inaugurated the festival in the presence of hundreds of RIMS students and professors.

The action started with a cricket match between the students of 2005 and 2007 batch. The game began around 9am and continued till 12.30pm. The 2005 batch won the toss and elected to field.

Batting first, the 2007 team put up a score of 78 runs in 16 overs.

The seniors gave a befitting reply by scoring 79 runs at a loss of seven wickets in just 15 overs to emerge the winner.

Raj Kumar, a student of the 2005 batch, was declared the man of the match.

The second match was played by the teams of 2003 and 2004 batch. The game started around 1pm and went on till 4pm. The 2003 team won the toss and decided to bat. They scored 117 runs in 16 overs while the opponents finished at just 85.

Rakesh Ranjan, 2003 batch, was declared the man of the match.

Although the girls played the role of mere spectators, they had a gala time rooting for their classmates.

"I have never seen people playing cricket in such colourful clothes like our classmates," said a student.

Media in-charge of the event Nawal Kumar Singh said the games would continue till January 31.

"Other than cricket, we will have kabbadi, kho-kho, badminton, volley ball, carrom, chess and football matches. We will also organise cultural programmes between January 28 and 30. The event will come to an end with Saraswati Puja on January 31," he added.

Singh said the purpose of the programme was to promote sports and spread awareness about culture among medicos.

He said more than 2,000 people including medical students, para medical staff and teachers, have joined hands to make the event a success. Source:telegraphindia

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