Wednesday, December 22, 2010


NERUL, DECEMBER 22, 2010: On the sunny afternoon of December 18, 2010, Don Bosco held its Fifth Annual Athletics meet 2010-11. The honorable chief guest for the day was the commissioner of Navi Mumbai police force Sir Ahmed Javed. He was escorted by the students to his seat. The programme started with a customary display of a disciplined march-past by four different houses led in front by the School Head prefect Jejoe Joseph carrying the school flag. The Chief Guest declared the meet open. It was followed by the school anthem and the torch run which symbolizes sportsmanship. The sportsperson’s prayer asking God to shower his blessings and seeking the spirit of true sportspersonship was followed by the sportsperson’s oath.

Then it was time for the colourful drill display. There were the beautiful butterfly, umbrella, flower and flag drill and the human pyramid. Next it was time for the athletic events. Marble and spoon, sack race, skipping race, 100m sprint, 200m sprint, 400m sprint and the relays were some of the races. All the races took place amidst children cheering for their houses and the parents cheering for their children. Then, there was musical chairs wherein the children cheered for their sportive parents. It was then time for the prize distribution; the first, second and third prize winners came out of the winner’s den with a smile on their face to receive their medals and certificates.

The individual championship trophies from each group were given away. The next prize to be given away was the Best March-past. The March-past was judged by the Chief Guest, Fr. Anthony Fonseca, the Principal and Fr. Vivian D’Souza, the Manager. The Best March-past prize was shared by the Green and the Blue House. The shield for the Best House was given away which was bagged by the Red House with a total of three hundred and thirty three points. The day had come to an end. The children and the parents dispersed after the National Anthem with smiles on their faces and fond memories.

Thus, it was a day of sportsmanship, a day where days and days of vigorous hard work and practice gave its colours as the sports day turned out to be a huge success.

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