Enthusia is the sports festival held annually at Veermata Jijabai Technological Institute(VJTI), a premier engineering institute and one of the oldest engineering colleges in Asia located at Matunga in the heart of Mumbai. It is one of the largest student-managed sports events in India, attracting participants from colleges accross the nation.In recent years, Enthusia has been synonymous with its annual Marathon and Cyclothon events held during the winter season. These fun-filled events have promoted health, fitness and mental well-being while while also making people conscious of social causes and giving back to society.
The Enthusia Marathon was held on Sunday 4th December 2016 in association with Eyova Hair Nutrient. The 5K and 10K marathons witnessed a large number of people across all age groups running for a social cause while also promoting the message of a clean and healthy social life.
This year VJTI Gymkhana associated with Heyyo Media and Teach for India program for their Educate India campaign. Under this campaign, Teach for India has taken up the initiative to beautify classrooms. Enthusia has supported this campaign by lending their services to paint classrooms in a municipal school at Matunga.
Prior to the race , the participants were enthused by The Powerhouse Gym who conducted an entertaining zumba session. The Marathon began early morning at 7 am from the main gate of the VJTI campus and continued across the streets of Matunga. After the race , the Powerhouse Gym conducted a fitness session to finish the proceedings. Refreshments were provided to the participants after the Marathon.
Another hugely successful event was the Enthusia Cyclothon that aimed at creating awareness about cycling as a means of improving fitness. This fun event has seen massive participation and support over the years.This Cyclothon took place on Sunday 11th December 2016 and was open to all age groups. Bharat Cycle Co and Firefox Cycles lent their support to the Cyclothon by lending cycles to the event participants.
The event began from the main gate of the VJTI campus as participants embarked on a joyride around the beautiful tree-lined streets of Matunga. Enerzal provided complementary energy drinks to all the participants, which was completely awesome of them. While partaking of refreshments after the Cyclothon, participants will be entertained by BMX riders who will perform some breathtaking stunts.
“Running the Enthusia Marathon is not about speed and victory, but rather it is a celebration of life and fitness irrespective of one’s age or agility. It’s about running for a cause you believe in whilst enjoying the sense of freedom and exhilaration that comes from living life to its fullest!”, says Joel D’souza, the General Secretary at Enthusia VJTI.
The Marathon and Cyclothon have made Enthusia more than a regular sports festival. These fun events have brought communities together through the love of sports. With the huge turnout witnessed for these events over the years, it is certainly an experience that the residents of Mumbai would not want to miss in the future.
About VJTI: Founded in 1887, Veermata Jijabai Technological Institute (formerly known as Victoria Jubilee Technical Institute) is a premier engineering institute. It has a rich history, an esteemed faculty and a tradition of producing the quality students. VJTI Gymkhana’s Enthusia is a student-managed association that promotes fitness and aims to nurture sports talent to enable players realize their full potential. The institute has a cricket ground, a football ground, a basketball court, tennis clay courts, a badminton court, table tennis facilities and lots more.
For more information and participation, please contact VJTI Enthusia General Secretaries: Joel D’Souza at +91 99202 41397 or Rushit Shah at +91 98197 25464 or email firstname.lastname@example.org