The football fever is on…and to showcase this fever, the third phase of intramural was held by the D.El.Ed. Students of Nirmala Institute of Education, Altinho Panjim, on 19th  November 2022 at Don Bosco futsal ground Panaji. The purpose of this intramurals was to give everyone a platform to play the sport and create a positive attitude towards physical activity and also to create an attitude that physical activity is meant for all and not just the sportsperson.

D.El.Ed. conducts intramurals in different phases between different teams having names of the different sportspersons. It’s conducted for the teacher trainees to be fit, build dedication and teamwork. Above all, the motive is to carry the positive attitude of sports and physical activity forward, to their students at their fundamental age.

The chief guest for the event was Dr. Elroy Pinto ,College Director of Physical education and sports of St.Joseph Vaz, Cortalim.

 The intramural was organized by Mithali Raj team. The event began by evoking God’s blessings followed by a short introduction on football and FIFA WORLD CUP 2022. The intramural continued with all teams playing opposite each other for 10 minutes. The first match was between teams Saina Nehwal vs Sania Mirza, with a score of 1-0. Second match was between teams PV Sindhu vs Mary Kom, achieving the scores of 2-0. Third match was between team Mary Kom vs PV Sindhu, scoring 1-1, which resulted in a tie-breaker that was won by Mary Kom. Fourth match was won by Saina Nehwal against Sania Mirza with 1-0 scores.

 The semi-final round had team Saina Nehwal-A vs team Mary Kom-A during the first half was won by team Mary Kom-A whereas team Mary Kom-B vs  team Saina Nehwal-B played during the second half and was won by team Saina Nehwal-B. So the final outbreak had team Mary Kom-A vs team Saina Nehwal-B, which was won by Saina Nehwal in the tie-breaker with a score of 2-1.  

The intramural was won by team Saina Nehwal in the first position. Team Mary Kom at second position, team PV Sindhu scoring the third position and finally team Sania Mirza at the fourth position. The official for all the matches was Mr. Yujraj Gad, who made the intramural go smoothly.

The intramural ended with a closing ceremony, wherein the organising team presented a dance on theme song of the FIFA WORLD CUP 2022 and depicted the flags of all the countries participating in it. A feedback session and prize distribution was held. The event concluded with the chief guest’s speech and singing of  national anthem.  The entire Intramural was conducted under the guidance and support of Mrs. Ayesha Alvares, the Physical Educator of the D.El.ED. Department.