Report on Annual Sports Day 2013
School of Education organized a one day Sports day for its students of B.Ed and MA Education on the 16th of February 2013. Its objective was to develop in the students a sporting spirit, a venue to display their physical prowess and gain hands on experience of organizing a sports day at a school in future. The day was scheduled to begin at 7:30am at the Christ University campus, where the students assembled near the auditorium block. Two buses were utilized to transport the students to the Christ University Kengeri campus which was the venue of the Sports Day. All required arrangements were made there. On reaching the campus at 9:00 am, there was short break for tea. Ample seating arrangement and a tent was erected on the vast sporting grounds of the campus.
The inauguration commenced at 9:30 am with an invocation song. This was followed by a welcome and inaugural speech by the chief guest Prof. Glady Jacob, administrator, Christ University, Kengeri campus his words of wisdom, especially drawn from his own personal life were inspiring and it set the tone for the day. Prof. Jose Cherian, Head of Department, School of Education, Christ University declared the sports day open.
The judges for the day were eminent and experienced sports referees Mr. A Nagarjuna and Mr. M.S Nagarjuna. They guided all the sports events of the day with their fair and unbiased judgement. They patiently explained the rules of the games scheduled and graced the sports day with their expertise.
The sports events kicked off with a motivating example set by the walking race for the faculty members of the School of Education. After this exciting start the various events lined up for the day quickly progressed.
The students of School of Education were divided into 5 teams of 20 each with a faculty guide for each team. Exciting and energetic names were given to each group- Blue whales, Red bulls, White tigers and Black jaguars. Teams designed flags for their teams too.
100, 200 and 400m race for both boys and girls was organized. The much anticipated mixed relay race and boy’s sack race was followed by shot put and discus throws for both boys and girls. Long jump for boys and girls was followed by the girls three legged race which saw maximum participation. The events were finished off with the most energetic and cheered tug of war for the girls where all the members of the team competed against each other.
After announcement of the winners by Ms. Greta D’Souza, the medals and certificate was distributed by Fr. Thomas TV, Director of the School of Education to the winners of each event. Overall best performance in all events was also awarded and the winning team was also applauded. His speech stressed the importance of sporting sprit. The prize distribution ceremony was completed by 1:30pm, and was completed with a photo session. The students were then led to the cafeteria for lunch.
At 2pm Fr. Thomas TV, Director of the School of Education led the students on a guided campus tour which interactive while he patiently answered all questions and enthusiastically explained the Christ University attempts to maintain a green and eco friendly campus. This tour was greatly appreciated by the students. The tour ended at 3:30 pm and then the students boarded buses for the trip back to the main campus.
It was an exciting day for the students of School of Education and the returning trip was filled with lots of nostalgic memories of the eventful and educational day. It highlighted the importance of the sports and a sporting spirit to these future teachers.
Sports CoordinatorDr. Samson Victor
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Today a school without games and sports is unthinkable, as sports and games have become an integral element of present-day education. Formerly teaching consisted of merely imparting the basic skills of 3R’s (Reading, Writing and Arithmetic).
But true learning is much more than that. Today education is an all-round development of the child. In this respect games and sports play a significant role. It is in this backdrop that most schools organise their Annual Sports Day.
Last year, my school’s Annual Sports Day was held on 20th Oct. Generally a month of preparation precedes the day. A month prior to the event, all the children of the school were divided into four houses and respective sports groups such as senior, junior and sub-junior. Once the children are allotted their houses and groups, the various Outdoor Games begin. It is the most interesting and the most spirited part of the whole event.
Immediate preparation for the day commenced two days prior to the event. Different works such as, the preparation of the welcome gate, pandel, flag post, tracks, Olympic torch, decoration of the area, arrangement of the prizes, etc., were allotted to the different houses for completion. On 19th Oct, the final touches were given to the preparation and last rehearsals were held for the inaugural function and the cultural show.
The Sports Day commenced at 7.50 a.m. the following day with the welcoming of the chief guest. Our chief guest for the occasion was the newly appointed District Deputy Commissioner. He was solemnly welcomed at the gate by a group of Wangala dancers (Garo dancers) and by the school authorities. He was garlanded at the gate and given a bouquet of flowers as a token of official welcome.
Thereafter, he was led to the specially erected pandal by
the Wangala dancers.
As soon as he reached the Pandal, he hoisted the School’s Sports flag amidst the singing of the school anthem by the children, which was followed by an impressive march past, lighting of the Olympic flame and the oath-taking ceremony.
The chief guest then addressed the students wherein he outlined briefly the value of sports and games in student’s life and possibilities of career options in this field. The inaugural function came to a close with the display of a short drill. Sports events commenced soon after this.
The races, throws, jumps and the various items followed one by one. At 3.00 p.m the sports events in the field came to a close with the last item of musical chair for the staff. The concluding programme commenced immediately after this.
The chief event of the concluding function was the group dances performed by the different houses and the prize distribution by the chief guest. The last item of the eventful day was the de-hoisting of the sports flag by the chief guest, signalling the official closing of the school’s Annual Sports Day for the year.
Annual Sports Day is an eagerly awaited event in my school. It is a time of great fun and joy in the school as the days prior to the event as well as the day itself are marked by tournaments, matches and various competitions.
Apart from teaching us good values such as, sportsmanship, proper spirit of competition, team-spirit, co-operation, discipline in the field, etc. Annual Sports Day makes school life lively, interesting, enjoyable and memorable.