‘Sports teaches you character, it teaches you to play by the rules, it teaches you to know what it feels like to win and lose-it teaches you about life’- Billie Jean King
To imbue our students with the spirit of this thought in its true sense, Seth Anandram Jaipuria School, Ghaziabad celebrated Annual Sports Meet on two consecutive days- for classes III, IV, V on 23rd February 2019 and classes Nursery, KG, I and II on 24th February 2019 on its premises. On the first day Ms. Anju Bobby George, a renowned Indian Athlete and a Padma Shree awardee graced the occasion as the Chief Guest and on the second day Dr.Ajay Kumar Bansal, a renowned Hockey Player and a Dronacharya awardee did the honours for the same. Also present at the event were Shri Shishir Jaipuria, Chairman Seth Anandram Jaipuria Education Society, Ms. Sunita Jaipuria, Vice Chairperson Seth Anandram Jaipuria Education Society, Ms. Manju Rana – Principal cum Director, SAJS, Ms. Sarojini Sinha –Vice Principal
,Ms. Indu Kohli- Headmistress, Ms. Kabila Rawat – Pre Primary coordinator and Mr. Rajeev Kumar-Event coordinator. The Chief Guests were given a cordial welcome by the Chairman and the Principal cum Director ma’am. The Chairperson in his address to the gathering underscored the pivotal role sports play in the development of the students and the nation at large and Annual Sports Meet is an endeavor in this direction. The event witnessed its advent with the ceremonial lighting of the torch and ‘Oath Taking ceremony’ wherein the students pledged to uphold the true spirit of sportsmanship and glory of sports. It was followed by a rendition of ‘Welcome song’ by the students.
The grand event with the participation of around 1800 students and an audience of 4500 parents replete with various cultural and sporting events was a feast for the eyes. If on one hand, the cultural displays left the audience in awe of the talents of the students, the athletic events made the school ground come alive with the cheers of the parents seated there. Races like Dragon Ball, Dribble and Run, Stumbling Blocks, Bouncy Birdies, Pick and Run, Bazooka, Just in Time, My House, My Pride; Stepping over Obstacles, Wobble Dobble, Get Ready to Play, garnered a huge applause from the gathering . The dance performance by the students of class III ‘United We Stand’ moved the parents with the message that togetherness like mountains can withstand and combat all the adversities. While class IV Dance display ‘Nirvan Se Nirman Tak’ stole the show as it brought to fore the oneness, resilience, power to regenerate and rejuvenate even after heart-rending natural calamities like Kerala floods, class V display ‘The Global Troopers’ mesmerized the audience with varied exhilarating dance forms. The dance performance’Dreams’ by the students of class I was a beautiful portrayal of the dreams floating in the eyes of our little children waiting to turn into reality one day. Class II students also, through their dance performance ‘Fitness Freak’ exhibited their readiness to spread the message of importance of good health and healthy life styles among the audiences, thus boosting the idea of ‘Swastha Bharat Abhiyaan’. Dexterity showcased by the students at Yoga, Karate, Aerobics and Taekwondo, Gymnastic, impressed the parents who were in high praises for their stupendous feats.
The much awaited moment finally arrived when the winners of the races were awarded trophies and medals by the Chief Guest. The Sports Trophy was bagged by Godavari House and Krishna House was the proud recipient of overall Cultural Trophy. The Chief Guests in their address applauded the efforts of the students, expounded the importance of sports in life and motivated them to keep treading the path of diligence as there is no short cut to success. They also appreciated the school’s endeavor in providing the best sports’ facilities and integrating sports with the school curriculum for the holistic development of the students. .At the end of the event the vote of thanks was proposed by the Principal cum Director ma’am. The event came to an end but its grandeur, fervor and exuberance was conspicuous through the zealous faces of the audience.