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The Fourteenth Annual Sports Day of DPS, Durg was celebrated on 24th December, 2017 amidst great mirth, verve and camaraderie. Shri Amresh Kumar Mishra, IPS, Superintendent of Police, Bhilai-Durg Region, Capt. (Shri) Rudra Sen Sindhu, Chairman, Sindhu Education Foundation, New Delhi, Capt. (Shri) Abhimanyu Sindh, Hon’ble Finance Minister, Haryana, Ms. Ekta Sindhu, Director, Sindhu Education Foundation and Acharya Balkishan of the Patanjali Group were the Chief Guests in various phases of the Meet. Present on the occasion, were Dr. Himanshu Dwivedi, Managing Editor, Haribhoomi Group, Shri Vivek Varma, Pro-Vice Chairman, DPS Durg and Shri H. S. Batra, Member , Managing Committee, DPS Durg, Mr. Parshant Vashishta, Principal, DPS Bhilai, Mr. Anupal Sagar, Principal, DPS Durg, Members of the PTA, Press and Parents.


The Chief Guest was welcomed with bouquets. The Principal welcomed the guests and gathering formally and read a brief report of the school’s sports activities and the students’. This was entailed by the unfurling of the school flag and the declaration of the Meet open by the Chief Guest, marking the commencement of the ceremony, followed by the lighting of the flame by the school’s Sports Secretaries and balloons, to mark the expression of joy and rejoicement.


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The Chief Guest was escorted by the Principal, for the inspection of the School Appointments and the three House contingents. A spectacular, impressive, and a well synchronized March Past by the three Houses contingents of the Senior Wing students and the Primary Wing students, rendered the spectators, speechless and awestruck. Thereafter, the Chief Guest administered oath to the School Appointments.

The most intriguing aspect, embellishing the event, was the splendid field displays, involving mass student participation, which splattered on the field, a riot of hues and vibrance based on the theme ‘Sports : India’s endeavours and achievements’. The displays included presentation ‘One Child One Sport’ by the Pre-Primary Wing, ‘Hockey – The Pride of India’ by classes II & III and ‘Surging towards Excellence’ by classes IV & V of the Primary Wing. The Middle Wing boys of classes VI – VIII presented ‘Sports Carnival’ and the Girls of classes VI-VIII presented ‘Desh Ki Sugandh’.

This was followed by the track events including 4 races by the Pre-Primary Wing, 4 races by the Primary Wing and 100 mts. Sprint for boys and girls of Middle & Senior wing as well as 4×100 mts. Relay Race for both boys and girls of the Senior Wing.


The Chief Guest, Mr. Amresh Mishra in his address was superlative in his praise for the March past done by DPS Durg students stating that it was outstanding and well synchoronised and that he would ask his police battalion to learn from them. He lauded the energy zest and vitality of students presenting the Field Displays. He opined that the sports is a very important part of education because it makes students disciplined. He urged students to participate in sports with sincerity.


The Dhanvantri of modern times Acharya Balkrishan of the Patanjali Group stated that Sports Day is a hands on learning experience to prepare students for the competition of life.

Capt. Abhimanyu Sindhu stated in his address that after 70 years of independence the new generation has taken a successful initiative and lead in all spheres of life and that in the 100th Independence Day celebrations these children would be the fore front leaders of the country.

Hon’ble Capt Abhimanyu Sindhu, Finance Minister of Haryana, presented the shield for the best House in March Past and Best overall House in Sports.

The Nilgiri House was adjudged the Best House, in the March Past and the overall Best House is Shivalik House in sports events.

The zealous parents, gathered in large numbers, constantly applauded the participants of the Field track displays.

In the Closing Ceremony, the Meet was declared closed by Capt Abhimanyu Sindhu and the School Flag was handed over to the Principal, after a Slow March, by the School Secretaries. The lit flame was put off with the Beating of the Retreat.

The programme was co-ordinated and compered by Mrs. Zohra Husain, Incharge Activities, Middle and Senior Wing and the student anchors were Kushi Mishra, Avish Khan and Noyonika Banik. The Vote of thanks was proposed by Mr. Gagan Inder Singh Virdee, HOD, P.E. The Meet saw its culmination with the National Anthem.

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