Prizes were distributed for individual and group events including Tennis Ball Cricket, Lemon and Spoon, Running Race, Sack Race, Tug of War and Walking Race
31 August, 2023, Bengaluru: Weightlifting champion Khudsiya Nazeer delivered a talk on, ‘The Significance of Sport in Life: Glimpses from My Journey’, during the prize distribution ceremony marking the finale of the National Sports Week 2023, held by IIM Bangalore on 31st August 2023. The activities were conducted in line with the National Sports Day held across the country on 29th August, as part of the Fit India initiative of the Government of India.
Khudsiya Nazeer is a national and world record holder in weightlifting and is the International Masters Weightlifting Champion. She is the first woman in the world to hold this world record. She has bagged many gold medals in state and national weightlifting championships. In May 2023, she represented India in South Korea in the Asia Pacific Masters Weightlifting Championship where she won three gold medals and made India proud. She has been honored with state, national and international awards for her outstanding achievements.
At present, she works for the Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC), Government of Karnataka. She has completed her MBA and diploma in Software Applications. In October 2023, she is expected to represent India in the Dutch Masters Open Weightlifting Championship in the Netherlands. In November 2023, she will represent India in the Mediterranean International Open Athens Weightlifting Championship 2023 in Greece. In 2024, she will participate in the Commonwealth Masters Weightlifting Championship in Australia.
A number of sporting events were conducted by the Staff Recreation Club (SRC), IIM Bangalore on 26th, 27th and 28th August 2023, as part of the National Sports Week. The three-day sports event, featuring Tennis Ball Cricket, Lemon and Spoon, Running Race, Sack Race, Tug of War and Walking Race, was participated by IIMB students, faculty, staff members as well as their spouses and children. There was participation from more than 250 members from all age groups. Prof. Sourav Mukherji, Dean, Alumni Relations & Development and faculty of the OB and HRM area, flagged off the events.
Earlier in the evening of the prize distribution ceremony, the welcome address was delivered by Prof. Rishikesha T Krishnan, Director, IIM Bangalore, during which he spoke on health and fitness. Prizes were distributed for individual as well as group events.