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  • 22nd Annual Sports and PT Display

    “The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a Man’s determination”. Sports Meet not only commemorates victories but also aims at imparting lessons on Sportsman Spirit and camaraderie to children. St. Jude’s School organised its Annual Sports and P.T. Display on the 27th of October, 2016 at the School ground upholding the aspects of sporting events. The buzzing of the staff and students broke the silence of the morning, when they reached the school to adorn their house tents. The field was decorated with colourful flags and the ground was emboldened with white markings. The ambience was created keeping in mind the theme – ‘World Nationalism’. Ample seating arrangement and tents were erected on the vast sporting grounds of the campus. The fantastic turnout from the parents and the pleasant weather were the perfect boost for the students on the Annual Sports Day. The Chief Guest for the occasion was Mr. Ashok Kumar (IPS), ADGP, Director Vigilance, Uttarakhand Police. The arrival of the Chief Guest raised the spirits of one and all and added much charm to the occasion. Present on this occasion were Mr. R.V. Gardner, President, St. Jude’s School, Principal, St. Thomas’ College & MLA, Mrs. V.R. Gardner, Principal, St. Jude’s School, Ms. Michelle Gardner, Vice Principal, St. Jude’s School, Mr. W. Gardner, Principal (Retd.), St. George Home, Ketti, Mr. A.K. Pundir, Principal, Constancia School, Mr. G.I.G. Mann, Principal, Carman School, Dalanwala & Mr. & Mrs. Kumar, Carman School, Premnagar. The four houses enclosures depicted World Nationalism Stop the Violence, Increase the Peace was our message to one and all. The enclosures were decked up with multi-coloured, artful decorations. The intricately designed peacocks, 3D flowers, posters, sparkling globe, images of athletes, added glitter to the event. The day officially opened with a spectacular carnival by the students of Classes III to XII. It was an artistic spectacle as it showcased World’s Unity. It was praised for its diversity, multiculturalism and its appeal for peace in the World. Senior Squads of the four prestigious houses marched in perfect co-ordination and were a magnificent sight to behold. This was followed by a splendid Yoga display that saw the Yogis of St. Jude’s depicting evolution of earth: Lord Brahma; the creator, Lord Vishnu; the preserver and Lord Shiva; the destroyer. The performance was a treat to the eye. The peppy and energizing exercise drills set the tone for the rest of the event. To spread the message and awareness of oneness and brotherhood, students of classes III & IV performed their P.T. Display with pom-poms. Students of Class V left the spectators spell bound with the mesmerizing movements in their P.T. Display, also themed on World Unity. The P.T. Display by Classes VI to VIII showcased the skills and exercises practiced by our young sports enthusiasts every day. Once the races began, the air was filled with cheering and tons of encouragement for our young athletes. Students competed class wise and house wise in events including Sprints, Obstacles Races, Skipping for Girls, Flat Race, Mixed Shuttle Relay, 100mts and 200mts. This was followed by the Inter School Mixed Relay for participants from Senior School who battled to the finish. The first place was bagged by St. Jude’s School. St. Thoma’s College came second. The next on the field were the Pyramid Formation by the four houses. The theme of Gardner House was ‘World – A Global Village’ The theme of Howard House was ‘Bringing the World Together’. The theme of Khanna House was ‘Global Peace and Unity’ The theme of Lyons House was ‘International Goodness’ Fun time with the most energetic and cheered Tug-O-War between Khanna House and Howard House added to the enjoyment. Khanna House emerged more powerful and victorious. The field tremored and the corners echoed as our students displayed their Karate skills. The opening Carnival drew rousing applause, leaving the closing grand finale with a difficult act to follow. Like the colourful ceremony, the Grand finale was indeed a great way to conclude the events of the day. The fast paced dance of the performers was extolled by the spectators. Students who have made St. Jude’s proud by their performances this year at Inter School District & State Level, ran on the track with a torch to be handed to the Principal, Mrs. V.R. Gardner. Winners are made from something that they have deep inside them – a desire, a dream, a vision. The proud winners were honoured by Dr. Alaknanda Ashok with medals and trophies. They gained appreciation from one and all. The winner of the Girl’s March Past was Gardner House and the winner of Boys March Past was Khanna House. The winners of Carnival were the students of Class X. The overall rolling Athletic Cup was won by Khanna House. The Chief Guest Mr. Ashok Kumar, IPS in his inspiring speech emphasized on the participation of students in sports activities which are important for the holistic development of a child’s personality. He motivated many more students not to give up but persevere for more glory in the future by quoting “Winners never quit and quitters never win” . A vote of thanks was proposed by Mrs. V.R. Gardner, Principal, St. Jude’s School.

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