09 Apr 2021 00:11 IST

Never give up, especially when chips are down: Robin Uthappa

The cricketer was presented with the IIM Kozhikode National Excellence Award for his contributions

Cricketer Robin Uthappa has been conferred with the IIM Kozhikode National Excellence Award for his contribution to the field of cricket. In the third edition of the Award is presented annually to commemorate IIMK’s Calicut Half Marathon, which is now into its 12th year. The virtual eventis scheduled on April 9 and 10.

Robin Uthappa expressed his gratitude and relived the days he shared the stage with cricketers such as Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly, Rahul Dravid, and Virendra Sehwag, among others. He also shared with the IIMK community the importance of never giving up, especially when chips are down, and emphasised the importance of self-belief in taking challenges head-on, one step at a time, in order to achieve your goals. A fun round of Q&A after the felicitation allowed Uthappa to share the life lessons he gained during his tenure as a sportsman.






The award was instituted two years back, with the first recipient being Paralympian and Arjuna Awardee Dr Deepa Malik. Wrestler Babita Kumari Phogat, also Arjuna Awardee, was conferred with the award last year. The Calicut Half Marathon, organised by students, aims to contribute towards different social issues that can bring a change when assimilated together.