DPS DURG, HOLDS THIRTEENTH ANNUAL SPORTS MEET
The Thirteenth Annual Sports Day of DPS, Durg was celebrated on 10th December, 2016 amidst great mirth, verve and camaraderie Shri Dipanshu Kaabra, IPS, I.G. of Police was the Chief Guest. Present on the occasion, were Special Guest of Honour, Shri Vivek Varma, Pro-Vice Chairman, DPS Durg, Principal Mr. Jaya Prakash, Members of the PTA, Press and Parents.
The Chief Guest and the other dignitaries were welcomed with bouquets and were pinned badges. Next, the Principal welcomed the guests and gathering formally and read a brief report of the school’s sports activities and the students’ outstanding sports achievements of the session 2016-2017. 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 releasing of pigeons and balloons, to mark the expression of joy and rejoicement.
The Chief Guest and Special Guest of Honour were thereafter escorted by the Principal, for the inspection of the School Appointments and the three House contingents. Next, 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 ‘Olympics – 2020- A Vision’ The displays included presentation ‘My Home – My First School’ by the Pre-Primary Wing, ‘The Alloy of Guts and Glory’ by classes II & III and ‘Olympic Rings’ by classes IV & V of the Primary Wing. The Middle Wing boys of classes VI – VIII presented ‘Aiming for Gold’ and the Girls of classes VI-VIII presented ‘Indian Girl Power in the Fore – A Tribute to P.V. Sindhu.’
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 as well as 4×100 mts. Relay Race for both boys and girls of the Senior Wing. A Parent-Teacher race ‘Knot the Tie & Run,’ was also conducted.
The Chief Guest, in his address lauded the Sports Day event and stated that it was perfect and that he could gauge the pains and efforts taken by teachers and students for such flawless presentation. The March Past, he opined was very well synchronized and the overall programme was of top quality. He congratulated the Principal and the entire team for the event. He further added that students must orient themselves with the happenings of the world and the parents and teachers must take care to inculcate moral values in children. This entailed the Prize Distribution Ceremony, where the Chief Guest gave away medals and trophies to the sports event winners.
The Best Athlete Boy of the Pre-Primary Wing was T. Shoruya Kumar of class I-B and the Best Athlete Girl was Anushka Soni of class I-C. The Best Athlete Boy of the Primary Wing for classes II & III was Javeen Dhanwani of class II-G, Nilgiri House and the Best Athlete Girl was Samiksha Singh of III-F, Aravalli House .
The Best Athlete Boy for classes IV & V, was Rehan Farooqui of class V-D, Shivalik House and the Best Athlete Girl Sakshi Pathak of class V-D , Nilgiri House.
The Best Athlete Boy for classes VI & VII was Aaryash Mishra of class VII-E, Aravalli House and the Best Athlete Girl was Aashna Sinha of class VII-C, Shivalik House. The Best Athlete Boy for classes VIII & IX, was Chiragdeep Mor of class IX-F, Aravalli House and the Best Athlete Girl was Samiksha Agarwal of class VIII-B, Aravalli House.
The Best Athlete Boy for classes X – XII was Shashwat Kishore Sahu of class XII-E, Aravalli House and the Best Athlete Girl was Shrishti Kasar of class X-E, Nilgiri House. The Aravalli House was adjudged the Best House, in the March Past and also the overall Best 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 the Chief Guest and the School Flag was handed over to the Principal, after a Slow March, by the School Appointments. The lit flame was put off with the Beating of the Retreat.
The programme was co-ordinated and compered by Mrs. Zohra Ali Husain, Incharge Activities, Middle and Senior Wing and the smart student anchors were Prabneet Kaur Chhatwal, Abhishek Tiwari, Nikhil Kumar and Priyal Mehta. The Vote of thanks was proposed by Mr. Gagan Inder Singh Virdee, Co-ordinator-P.E. The Meet saw its culmination with the National Anthem.