The 34th edition of the BITS Open Sports Meet (BOSM) which kicked off on 13th September with an inauguration ceremony concluded on 17th September 2019 with loads of excitement and promise for the next year. Over 1500 participants from 50 colleges attended the sporting extravaganza, competing in different sports such as Athletics, Badminton, Basketball, Cricket, Chess, Football, Hockey, Power lifting, Tennis, Table Tennis, Squash, Swimming, and Volleyball. The event was declared open by chief guest and Woman Grandmaster Tania Sachdev.
The following three days saw amazing feats of skill and sportsmanship by the players. VIT Jaipur and MIT Jaipur competed in a nail-biting cricket final, but it was VIT who took the honours. witnessed a nail-biting encounter with VIT Jaipur winning the title, beating MIT Jaipur. The football final was an end-to-end contest between BITS Pilani and Hindu College with both teams defending resolutely. The match ended in heartbreak for the hosts as Hindu won the title on penalties. The Girls Basketball finals was won comfortably by JMC against BITS Pilani while in the Boys game, Jamia Milia Islamia took home the trophyagainst Ramjas College.
BITS Pilani dominated the Athletics events with medals across all categories of races, shotput, and triple jump. The Powerlifting tournament attracted over 50 participants, and the hosts bagged nine medals out of the possible 21. In the Bodybuilding event, the home team continued their dominance with four medals out of a possible nine.
Apart from sports, the event also featured a plethora of engaging activities for participants, such as Soapy Football, Kabaddi, Tug of War, and Archery. BOSM also welcomedNikk Freestyler, Ride BMXIndia, and the Knockout Fight Club for entertaining performances. Music performances by Paradigm Shift and ‘Aswekeepsearching’ enthralled the participants and the Comedy Show by Anubhav Singh Bassi left them in splits. As BOSM 2019 came to a close, it was the diversity of events and level of competition which caught the eye once again.