Ask the best moment of college life and Business Economics students from University of Delhi would definitely mention one of the ‘Roister’ stories. The month of January is special not just for the students organisers of the BA (Hons.) Business Economics, Aryabhatta College but all 9 other colleges also offering the same course. Roister is one of the most popular sports fest hosted by any society across the University circuit.
Roister’2020 : Play for a Purpose was organised from 16th-19th January, 2020 with Go Green initiative highlighting the concern regarding environmental issues in college premises. Around 1000 students from almost all the colleges of University of Delhi and specially those pursuing Business Economics participated enthusiastically in the event.The list of sports events included Badminton and Basketball for the first time apart from usual Cricket, Football, Volleyball, Table Tennis, Chess, Kho-Kho, etc. Filler games which are open to anyone in general were also organised and the participation was higher than the preceding editions.
After 4 days of games, Gargi College bagged the trophy of the overall winner and Girls’ Champion whereas Shivaji College got the honour of becoming the Boys’ Champion. Even as the hosts, Aryabhatta College, stood second in the overall points tally they got all the praise for successful organisation of the fest which was plagued by the rain on the very first day.
The most important lessons learnt was team building, sportsmanship and dedication. The unity of the students of Department of Business Economics which shapes an event like ‘Roister’ needs special mention as the participating colleges have already started looking forward to Roister’21.