Ranchi, Jharkhand | January | Friday | 22, 2016 :: With the gust of lots of energy and excitement “The Annual Sports Day” function started at the premises of Delhi Public School, Ranchi on the date 22nd January 2016. The various activities comprised of athletics, music, melody and abundance of events marked the beginning of the celebration. The event was graced by chief guest Dr. Louis Marandi (Welfare, Women and Child Development, State of Jharkhand ) she said in her speech sport is the preserver of health and are means of mental and physical growth she stressed the importance of sports in the students life. How children should be engaged in outdoor games and sports on the regular basis.
The opening programme was started with a welcome song by the school choir which was followed by the welcome speech by our Hon’ble Principal Dr. Ram Singh speaking on the occasion he highlighted the fact that sports develop a feeling of sportsman spirit where you learn to accept both victories and defeats with equal grace and acceptance. He extended his heartfelt gratitude on behalf of D.P.S. fraternity to the esteemed Chief Guest for honoring with their presence and giving their priceless guidance and blessings to the children.
The grand event was inaugurated by our Chief Guest Hon’ble Dr. Louis Marandi, The Cabinet Minister (Welfare, Women and Child Development, State of Jharkhand). After unfurling the school flag the Chief Guest declared the special day meet open by releasing the colourful balloons. Ceremony started with the lighting of perpetual torch. Events begin with the opening march past with a perfect beat and rhythmic flow by the six houses- Chenab, Ganges, Jamuna, Jhelum, Ravi and Sutlej led by the six house captains. It was really as blissful sight to watch the students marching to the beats of band.
Ceremonious oath taking by the house captains was followed by the declaration of the meet open.
Events started with a patriotic dazzling fusion dance ‘Vande Matram’ which enthralled the audiences. Later series of special events between students, house teams filled up the day with their continuous efforts promoting school spirit amongst the students, faculties and parents.
The events were rabbit race, frog race, candy race, three-legged race for Prep – II
50 mtr, 80 mtr, 100 mtr, 200 mtr, 400 mtr and 800 mtr flat race for classes II- VIII
Few different categories of races like shuttle race, obstacle race, hulla race, hopping race were also there to motivate and entertain as well.
After the much awaited enthralling and exciting events the prizes and awards were declared. Over whelmed with great joy and exuberance our Hon’ble Principal gave away the prizes for individual and house wise as well.
The winners were –
Rabbit Race (Prep) Ashita Das, Balancing ball ( prep) Atharv singh rathore, class II- Ikchha has got first prize and Abhinav kr and Abhineet kumar of class II got 1st for three legged race, class V obstacle race Abhigyan shankar (Ganges house) got first prize, 400 mts flat race of boys Milan Sinha ( Ganges house) bagged first position and in 400 mts flat race of girls Arushi (Sutlej house) got first prize, in class VI 400 mtr relay race Chenab house got first prize, in 800 mts boys in class VIII Navneet (Chenab house) got first prize, in Relay race of Class VIII in girls category Jamuna house bagged the first price. The individual championship trophy (boys) bagged by Milan Sinha (Ganges house) and in girls Anisha Sharma (Ravi house). The March past winner trophy were grabbed by Jamuna House for their incredible performance for best display. Overall Championship trophy was awarded to Ravi House.
The winners were overjoyed and the teams who couldn’t bagged the prizes they were seen congratulating their rival teams also.
“Success is deliberate! Excellence is intentional! Victory comes out of struggles and hard work!”
Apart from commemorating victories sports meet aimed at imparting lessons of discipline and courage which are essential for success. The sports day concluded with lots of memories which will surely last for a long time from now.