"It all started in the 2nd sem of my 1st year. I spent my 1st sem in exploring other sports but couldn't fit myself into any of them. During Inter Hostels, my friend Vinay encouraged me to join him in hockey and this was the best decision of my life! So, I went to play and my hostel seniors taught me the basics of hockey. I didn't get to play much in inter hostel that year as I was just a beginner. I got to play in Sportech with IITD-B team and that's when I got noticed by the senior players and coach sir. Thus, I began my journey from a summer camp to becoming the captain of the institute team.
As a sports person, I believe one must have full dedication towards their respective sports. During Inter IIT, 2-3 main players in our team were injured, but they had the desire to win the gold this time so we kept on going and finished the job. I will always be thankful to IIT Delhi, BSA, my teammates and our coach sir for making my stay here worth remembering."
Lalit Meena, Ex-Captain, Gold Medalist in Inter IIT, Batch of 2018