Sports meet for civil servants

Sports meet for civil servants

Dr MCR HRD Institute conducted Sports Meet at Parade Ground of Telangana State Special Police Battalion here on Sunday. Over 200 All India Services...

Hyderabad: Dr MCR HRD Institute conducted Sports Meet at Parade Ground of Telangana State Special Police Battalion here on Sunday. Over 200 All India Services and Central Civil Services officers, who are attending 92nd Foundation Course, participated in it with zeal and fervour.

Mahesh Bhagawat, IPS, Commissioner of Police, Rachakonda and Y Srinivas Rao, Commandant, Telangana State Special Police Battalion were the Chief Guests and the Guest of Honour, respectively. Anitha Balakrishna, IA & AS, Joint DG of the Institute also graced the occasion. The purpose of the event was not only to celebrate the victories but also to impart lessons on sportsman spirit and promote camaraderie among the trainee civil servants.

The trainee civil servants competed for medals in Track Events (100 metres, 200 metres, 400 metres, Relay Race 4x100 metres), Long Jump, Short Put Throw, Discus Throw, Musical Chairs, Tug-of-War, etc. Right from the word go, they displayed the 'can do' spirit. Breath, believe and battle; that is what they did. Sure, it is hard to beat a person who never gives up.

While they won medals in different events, Atoula Inchen, IPS and Sandeep Chakravarthy, IPS bagged five medals each and emerged as the best athletes in women and men categories, respectively. Sri Mahesh Bhagawat, Y Srinivas Rao, and Anitha Balakrishna presented medals to the winners.

The sterling performance of the trainee civil servants demonstrating beyond an iota of doubt that they are second to none in the sports arena rubbished many a popularly held myth that they are mere book worms.

All the competitions generated intense emotions coupled with spirited cheering and screaming, emanating from the stands. While the participants and spectators evinced keen interest in all the sporting events,

the tug-of-war captured the imagination of one and all. "Whether it is the toughest civil services examination or a sports competition, what matters most is giving it your best shot", said Atoula Inchen, IPS and added that learning the lessons of life and enriching the overall personality is more important than merely achieving success and personal glory.

"There are core similarities between skill sets required of both civil servants and sportspersons. Thinking and working like sportspersons will go a long way in attaining professional success", said Sandeep Chakravarthy and added that they can borrow many a lesson from sportspersons such as setting inspiring goals, motivating teams to perform well, building team spirit, and inculcating high level of discipline,
The lively commentary of Rajesh Kumar, IPS and Achal Tyagi, IPS proved to be an icing on the cake.

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