Wake me up when September ends. Humming this Greenday score, on this starry night of nights, in a mass exodus from the now barren Gym-G, I stroll into quieter pastures- the huge pile of haversacks reminding me of how BOSM’s come to end now. And some fest it’s been.
This year saw the fest come to age. With close to 40 colleges participating, around 1000 outstis on campus, BOSM’09 delivered all it promised, and more. From increased sponsorship and prize money, to tougher competition. From six pack ‘munde’, which most girls find eye-candy, to cute ‘kudis’, who we definitely find eye candy. BOSM’s no more just about BITS, it has transcended to a stratum where mercurial talent from colleges across the country wish to showcase their skill in, all in a highly competitive environment.
Sitting through the rigors of the usual post fest ValD, my head was still whizzing from the exhibition in perfection we saw from the boys’ basketball final tonight. An exhibition in excellence, an exhibition of super- talented players doing what they’ve always known to do best- play ball. As the boys from KMC left the courts like gladiators from an epic battle, through a haze of dust in Gym-G, led by the tournament’s MVP- ‘Sachin the Spartan’, it looked a fitting end to the four day gala. The BITSian team was good- better oiled and coordinated than most teams we’ve had before. But in KMC they met rivals far beyond good. The breakneck pace at which they moved the ball, the deadly accuracy in their shots, the display of breathtaking athleticism- all made for a lesson in basketball. We can take heart from a well deserved silver, knowing that we’ve been beaten by a better team.
There were similar stories in most other events, with BITS bagging silver in boys’ volleyball, football, and badminton, bronze in cricket, and a few golds in athletics, swimming and chess. The only sport we bagged a double gold- boys and girls-in was TT.
I’ve reached C’not now. It’s definitely quieter pastures tonight- the chirpy outsti girls and the loud outsti guys missing. Seems like forever that they were here. Sharmaji quips ”Aaj BITS BITS jaisa lag raha hai.”
He’s right. As I take a seat, I overhear an animated group cribbing about an ES (Electrical Sciences) project they’ve to submit the day after. I smile, and vanish into the darkness of this starry night.
Courtesy: English Press Club, BITS, Pilani.