The glory of sports comes from dedication, determination and desire to win. Achieving success and personal glory has less to do with wins and losses than it has to do with learning and not quitting even after losing. Keeping this noble thought and the spirit of sportsmanship in mind, Indian School Sohar organized the 23rd Annual Sports Day for the students at the Sohar Sports Stadium recently. The event was a spectacular display of unity and team spirit. The chief guest for the evening was Mr.Khalifa Khamis Al Jabri, Director General of Sports Affairs Department, Al Batina North Governate and the Guest of Honour Mr.Ali Sulaman Al Dabdub, Director Dairah Centers and Sports Complex.
The school extended a hearty floral welcome to the guests in the true Indian tradition with the presentation of a bouquet and the Guard of Honour.
Principal Mrs.Sanchita Verma, welcomed the invited dignitaries, venerable members of the school managing committee, parents and students and presented the Annual Sports Report highlighting thesports achievements. She said, “Sports can be a metaphor for achieving success in life, because of the lessons it teaches us about life. It teaches us about being a part of a team, the importance of working together to accomplish a common goal.”
The unique costume parade by the tiny tots of KG to class II led by the Mascot for the Annual Athletic Meet, 2016, AL TTAWUS, the peacock, the National Bird of India was a sight to behold.
Soon after this, the four houses – Red, Yellow, Green, and Blue were led in unison, in their respective contingent, to an amazing display of perfectly synchronized March Past led by the School Captains Prateek Prabhu and Niharika Jha, Council Members and the Sports Captains.The chief guest received the salute from the grandly marching contingents.
This was followed by the torch run by the crème de la crème athletes of the school – Greeshma C.S, Naveen S, Mohammed Owais Khan, Yogeshwar Alaguvinayagam, Akhil Kothari and Sambhav Agnihotri in a solemn ceremony representing the “endeavor for protection and struggle for victory, thereby signifying the light of spirit, knowledge & life”. The sacred torch was handed over to the honorable Chief Guest, who declared the meet open.
The oath of justice and fair play was administered by Shashwat Mishra, the Sports Captain, to the Council Members and all the participants, promising to keep the spirit of sportsmanship and enthusiasm alive throughout the meet.
This was followed by the unique and colourful races for the tiny tots - Barbie Race the Hoop race, the Ball Relay Race, the Kite Race, the Dragon Race etc. among many others fun filled and entertaining races.
The message that exercising should be an integral part of our fitness regime and that it can be great fun was conveyed through the power-packed performances of the mass drills.
The exclusive Swachh Bharat Dance by the students spreading the message of the mass movement for cleanliness, spearheaded by the Prime Minister of India Shri Narendra Modi was applauded by all.
Another mass drill by the students of class V depicted the history of sports in India, which is very ancient and dates back to the Vedic era. Games were considered as a kind of recreation, which played a vital role in the development of a man’s personality. The unique formations reminded us of the traditional, indigenous games like Seven Stones, Kabaddi, Kite Flying etc.in the form of dance and led the audience down the memory lane through this wonderful Cultural Dance.
The grand finale, an enthralling dance performed on foot-tapping music with Lighted rods, goggles, quad copters and rounders’ further feasted the eyes of the spectators, inspiring awe and wonder at mesmerizing ‘Light Display Drill’. It kept the audience spell bound.
The heat of excitement and competitive spirit rose and reached its peak with the 100 m, 4x100 m relay races of the boys and girls of the middle and the senior sections, keeping the spirit of healthy competition alive. All the participants were enthusiastically cheered by their houses and the audience as the participants rushed towards the finish line.
The distinctive parents’ game was enjoyed and appreciated by all.
The gathering witnessed the proud achievers receiving their individual as well as House trophies during the prize distribution ceremony. The individual championship trophies for the year 2015-16 were bagged by Joel Daniel, Vaneela, Shreyanshi, Uthara Raju, Sambhav Agnihotri, Greeshma C S, Akshatha Umesh, Harsha Prakesh and Shivam Dubey.
The Best March Past trophy was bagged by Red House and Yellow House received Runner up trophy. The Overall Championship i.e. the Cock House was bagged by the Red House with 227 points and Green House bagged second position with 214 points. Sri Sai Mohana, the Sports Captain purposed the vote of thanks.
The Chief Guest was greatly impressed by the students' endeavor to present spectacular items and congratulated the students and teachers.
The members of the School Managing Committee expressed their happiness and appreciated the efforts of the students and the teachers. They expressed their gratitude to the parents for taking part in the sport event in large members and motivating the students.
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