Being students of professional college,
in spite of the demand on their time and effort for studies, Medical Students,
do contribute to sports and games like students of other colleges, sometimes
even doing better and GMC is no exception.
A retrospective over past 50 years
over the sports activities of this college, bring out two names who made
outstanding contribution. One is Mr.G.P.Babu Rao, the Physical Director
during late fifties and sixties, a dedicated coach, who enjoyed in identifying,
new talent and bringing out the best in students. He made the richest contribution
for development of sports and games in this college. The second is Dr.P.Sreehari
Rao, who is our chief guest at the Golden Jubilee Sports Meet. He joined
Medical College, after graduation in Veterinary Sciences, yet he represented
the University and State in five different games during his stay of five
years in this Medical College, an outstanding achievement by any standard.
In the first 25 years i.e. from 1952
to 1977, the sporting activities in the college were regular and contributed
ace athletes and sportsmen to University and State teams. To name a few,
Dr.Sreenath, Dr. jay Raj, Dr. Rama Krishna, Dr. T. Satyanarayana in Tennis.
Dr. Koti Reddy, Dr. C. Girija Sankar, Dr.M.V.S.N Rao in Cricket. Ambi dextrous
Vijayachandra Jacob, along with Dr. Jay Raj and Dr. Gopala Rao dominated
the University football scene in sixties.
In Table tennis it is the monopoly
of Dr. Murali Sundaram at University level, for all the five years he stayed
in this college. Dr.K.Eswara Prasad and Dr.K.S.V.Prasad dominated the Basket
Ball scene of Guntur, playing not only at University level and State only
many local clubs were after them to include them in their teams for State
championship. Dr. Rajendra Prasad, Dr.Y.Bhaskara Rao and Dr. D. Bhaskara
Rao were outstanding in kabaddi.
Dr.Jai Suryaraju, Dr.Jairaj, Dr.R.S.N.
Reddy, Dr. P.B.Krishna Singh, Dr.Dhaka Raju, Dr.Subba Raju were outstanding
athletes. Dr.K.V.Narayana Swami and Dr.S.Ravindra Bau were natural athletes
and their performance at Inter-University sports were outstanding and they
could have easily made it to national team, but for their demanding medical
Dr.Y.Basveswara Rao, Dr.N.Nageswara
Rao, Dr. Madhusudana Rao, Dr.K.Kesava Rao and Dr. Ravindra Babu, did well
in Weight lifting at University level.
Dr.Gracilda, Dr.Sarala, Dr. Sourulu
Reddy and Dr. Sumanthi Kumari were the accomplished sports women during
the above period. As most of the above data is not from personal knowledge
any omission may be pardoned.
The there was lull in sports activities.
In 1087 Dr.Krishna Reddy, then Principal, formed a committee to revive
the Sports activities, with Dr.John Appa Rao as Chairman, Dr.G.Sreerama
Murthy and Dr.C.Madhava Sai as members. With total participation and organization
from students, particularly then final year batch led by Dr.K.Raghunadha
Rao, Dr.Gangadhar, Dr.Srinivasulu Reddy, Dr.Khalil etc., a bog sports carnival
was conducted in 1998. With this effort the abundant, dormant talent came
out and the University of Health Sciences asked our college to conduct
the first ever Inter Collegiate Meet in March 1989 with 15 days notice.
Students rose to the occasion in not only organising the meet but also
raised funds to supplement the funds available with the college. Dr.V.V.Rama
Rao and Dr.K.Basava Punna Rao took the lead and the meet was a great success
and the GMC won Men, Woman and overall championship. In 1991 at the II
Inter Collegiate meet held at Siddartha Medical College, we retained the
Women Championship, same the case with the III Inter Collegiate meet held
in 1994. In the Golden Jubilee Inter Collegiate meet also our college retained
women championship. From 1989 intramural games and sports are being conducted
regularly and in 1993 our college cricket team participated in the Major
Ebden Memorial Tournament. To name the outstanding performers, Dr.Rajesh
in T.T. Dr.Ajay Sharma, Dr.M.Srinivas Rao, Dr. Rajesh Mallik, Dr. Sambasiva
Reddy in Cricket. Dr.Walton- Athletics, Dr.Younus Salim and Dr.Sasidhar,
Dr. Ashok Babu in Tennis, Dr.Raja Sekhar in Shuttle Badminton, Dr. Valmiki,
Dr.Daniel John, Dr.Chenna Reddy Sreenivasa Rao and Dr.Pushpa Raj in Volley
Ball, Dr.Babu Rao besides being a good Volley Ball Player is a natural
athlete. Among women Dr.Indira, Dr.Salomi, Dr.Sultana, Dr.M.P.Sailaja,Dr.Radhika,
Dr.veena and Dr. Mamatha brought laurels to the college in sports and games.
There is abundant talent among the
present students. Mr. Ravindra an all round sportsman representing University
in T.T., Basket Ball and Volley Ball besides being a Good cricketer and
athelet. Mr.Chandra Sekhar , Mr.Naveen, Mr.Sasikanth, Mr.Chakravarthy and
Mr.Sam Suman are outstanding cricket players. Mr.Diliip, Mr.N.Narashima
Rao in Volley Ball. Mr.Rajani Chandra and Kalyan Chakravrathy in T.T. Mr.Raja
Sekhar in chess, Mr.Rahul and Mr.Kiran in Carroms. Mr.Rajendra Prasad,
Mr.Manohar, Mr.Ramana, Mr.Vamsi in atheletics. Ms.Srilakshmi, Ms.Nischita
being the ace women athelets.
Besides being good sportsmen there
are some good organizers in this period. Dr.Satish Madhav, Dr.Rajesh Mallik,
D.Valmiki and Dr.Harish to name a few.
Prof. Krupadanam, Prof. Mahipal Reddy
and Prof. Taraknath are responsible for development of sports activities
inn this college. In the recent past the contribution of two Assistant
Professors from Pathology Dr.I.V.Renuka and Dr.Saila Bala is rich and remarkable.
Absence of Physical Director is felt need.
Previously Sports are conducted at
regular intervals. But now they are conducted onlyin conjunction with Anniversary.