From: Allen Ebenezer Eric
The Hindu, Delhi has published a writeup on XL-IIM C Meet in its Campus Jottings Column on Page 3. But sadly, it just chronicles the meet and does not focus on the victory. It is based on the "politically correct" press release sent out... :-)
From The Hindu, September 30, 2004, Delhi
IT HAPPENS to be a celebration of the competitive spirit. Started in the early 1970s as an attempt towards ensuring a lasting relationship between the Indian Institute of Management, Kolkata, and Xavier's Labour Research Institute (XLRI) Jamshedpur, the annual sports meet between the two B-schools seems to be gaining in popularity with every passing year.
Aimed at facilitating exchange of ideas and thoughts between the two sides, the annual rendezvous has acted as a platform where students could participate in academic seminars, presentations and some sports over the week-end in winter.
Over the years, however, sports managed to take centre-stage with the academic participation shifting towards another arena. Now, every year in September or October, the students of the two Institutes meet at either of the campuses in what they like to call "the mother of all sports meets", with the venue alternating between Jamshedpur and Kolkata.
This year, XLRI beat IIM Calcutta in the 33rd annual XLRI-IIM Calcutta Trophy competition by a 13-8 margin, with the deciding factor being the girls' events.