Mumbai, Dec 6: Former India captain and batting legend Sachin Tendulkar will attend the opening ceremony of Inter-IIT Sports Meet to be held at IIT Bombay on December 12, the organisers said.
"The Inter IIT Sports Meet is the one event where students from all IITs participate with equal fervour, and from 12th to 19th December, IIT Bombay is going to host the Golden Jubilee edition of this prestigious meet. The opening ceremony of the same will be graced by the presence of cricketing legend Sachin Tendulkar on December
12 at the IIT Bombay campus," the organisers said.
Swapnil Chougule, Head Coordinator of the Organising Committee, added, "Sachin is far more than just a source of inspiration, he is worshipped by athletes and non-athletes alike. While the cricket buffs do not tire of enumerating and admiring the countless records he holds, he embodies the spirit of sportsmanship and is a source of motivation to non-cricketing athletes as well."
The Opening Ceremony will be attended not only by over 3000 participating students and the professors and sports officers accompanying them, but will be thrown open to the IIT Bombay students, faculty and residents as well. A crowd of over 10000 is expected at the grand ceremony, which will take place at the main grounds of the IIT Bombay Student Gymkhana, the organisers said.
The ceremony will take place on the evening of December 12 at the IIT Bombay campus. The sports meet concludes on December 19.