In addition, he also participated in Tug of war competition to show sportsmanship. As part of the sports inauguration programme on 12th January, CIFRI also commemorated birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda, one of the greatest philosophers and spiritual leaders, by marking National Youth Day, also known as Rashtriya Yuva Divas.
All the divisional in-charge HoDs, various Cell in-charges, the administrative head, and SFAO were present at the events and spoke out in favour of the value of sports. The opening sporting event was tug of war, which was followed by a 100-meter race for men and women in two separate categories (>45 years for men).
Various individual indoor (chess, badminton, and carrom) and outdoor (athletics) sports competitions were held for both the men’s and women’s participants including team events like cricket and volleyball. The winners of the various competitions received attractive prizes, which were distributed on the 13th evening at the institute's Krishna Garden. Dr. Dibakar Bhakta, Mr. Santhana Kumar V., Mr. Kausik Mandal, Mr. P.R. Mahata, Mr. D. Singha, Mr. S. Baneerjee, and Mr. M. Roy coordinated the overall sports events with the support of CIFRI, Recreational Club, Extension and Training Cell.