Annual Festival 'ATHENA'
"ATHENA" is the Annual Sports and Cultural Festival of MGM School of Physiotherapy (MGMSOP), Navi Mumbai. Named after the Greek, Olympian goddess of wisdom and war and the adored patroness of the city of Athens. Athena was a master artisan – associated with handicrafts and weaving.
The main objective of "ATHENA" is to bring all students and faculty members together in the spirit of celebrations and sports, provide a platform for personal development through various opportunities.
The Fest usually takes place over the span of 7 to 10days. Since beginning in 2012, each year Athena has a unique theme, which is also relevant to the time and current affairs. The fest includes -
Sports events which include indoor competitions like carrom, chess, human Ludo etc and outdoor events like Futsal, Cricket, Basketball etc.
Academic events include Quizzes, Just a minute games, Treasure Hunt etc
Cultural events include Mono acting competition, Dance competition, solosinging etc
Arts events like Comic making competition, Hand painting competition etc
Editorial events like Photography competition, Videography competition etc
Each day of the fest has a theme associated some of the examples include Traditional day/ Saree day, Retro day, Spooky day etc and the best dressed participants are awarded. The last day of the fest is celebrated as Annual day which includes dance performances from each batch, skit competitions and music performances. Annual academic felicitation also takes place on this day.
The fest concludes with awarding the batch with the most points throughout the year with a championship trophy.