A Contingent of 91 sportspersons from National Law University Odisha (NLUO) participated in National University of Juridical Sciences (NUJS)’ Annual Sports Fest, INVICTA held from 16-19 February 2023.
The contingent, comprising of 33 sportswomen and 58 sportsmen, competed against students from top law schools and other universities in the country from different parts of the country over three days. The competition was fierce, as the players engaged in various sports events.
The Athletics Women Team won Silver and Badminton Women Team won Gold among other notable achievements. NLUO contingent was crowned as the ‘Best Contingent’ after securing the highest points. NLUO won 9 Gold, 10 Silver and 3 Bronze Medals including in games like Basketball (Women), Volleyball (Women), Football (Men).
This was the first time NLUO participated in Invicta since 2020. The athletes of NLUO were felicitated by the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Ved Kumari on 22 February 2023 at the NLUO Seminar Hall.
Arnab Chakraborty, Convenor of the Sports Committee, Piyush Katyal, Senior Member of the Sports Committee, Aastha Singh and Aayushman Awasthi, Co-Convenors of the Sports Committee were the contingent leaders of NLUO. This was the first time in recent history that NLUO finished as the ‘Winning Contingent’ bettering their previous run in NLIU’s Sports Fest, Virudhaka in 2019 where NLUO had finished as the ‘Runners-Up’.
After a hiatus of 2 years due to the pandemic, NLUO have continued their adventure building on previous successes pre-pandemic. In Athletics, Anushka Guha and Anupama Thakur won Gold-Medals in 3 track events while Jigyasa Fonia bagged a Gold in Shotput (Women).
Among other achievements, NLUO Football Team won Silver as they went on to play 4 games without conceding any goal, only to lose out on penalties to NUJS in the Final.
In Girls Volleyball, NLUO finished as Winners beating NUJS in the Final. Aditya Roy also won Gold in 3000m (Men) as Prateek Srivastava finished 2nd in 200m (Men).