8th Chevalier N. R. Dhanapalan Athletic Meet 2024  (7th February 2024)

The 8th Chevalier Dr. N. R. Dhanapalan Inter-Collegiate Athletic Meet held on February 7th, 2024, at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium B Ground, Chennai, was a grand showcase of sportsmanship and talent, bringing together 47 colleges from the region. The event commenced with a solemn prayer, followed by a warm welcome from Principal Dr. C. Initha Lebanon Ebency. Secretary Mr. N. R. D. Premkumar honored Chief Guest Mr. Kumaravel Premkumar with a memento, setting the tone for the day.

The national flag was proudly hoisted by PMJF Lion S. Murugan, and the march-past competition, led by the College Band and Forum, added a patriotic fervor to the proceedings. Jai Govind Agarsen College clinched the top spots in the March Past, showcasing their discipline and coordination.

The ceremonial lighting of the torch marked the official start of the meet, symbolizing the spirit of competition and unity among athletes. Cultural diversity was celebrated through captivating performances such as classical dances, Kolattam, Bihu, Garba, and Bhangra, alongside displays of traditional Indian martial art, Silambam, and pyramid formations.

Throughout the day, various sports events unfolded, highlighting the participants' dedication and skill. Mr. Vishnu of DG Vaishnav College and Ms. N. Swetha Sree of Sri Kanyaka Parameswari College stood out, earning the titles of Best Athletes for Men and Women, respectively.

DG Vaishnav College emerged victorious in the Overall Championship for Men, while SDNB Vaishnav College dominated the women's category, underscoring their consistent excellence across multiple disciplines.

The valedictory session, graced by Chief Guests Mr. Kumaravel Premkumar and MJF Er. Lion S. Sampath Kumar, honored outstanding performers and recognized the contribution of judges and physical directors from other colleges. The event concluded with the distribution of medals and trophies, acknowledging the hard work and achievements of the participants.

Dr. P. E. R. Premchand and Dr. Nancy Praveen of Annai Violet Group of Institutions were among the esteemed guests who witnessed the event, contributing to its success.

Overall, the 8th Chevalier Dr. N. R. Dhanapalan Inter-Collegiate Athletic Meet served as a platform to promote sportsmanship and camaraderie, emphasizing the values of fair play and mutual respect among athletes. It was a testament to the power of sports in fostering a positive and inclusive environment.