by BIS correspondent
LONAVLA-MAHARASHTRA, DECEMBER 19, 2013: What began on Monday, Dec 09 in the form of heats concluded ceremoniously in a grand Sports Day celebration at Don Bosco High School and Junior College Lonavla. The Management, Staff and Students of Don Bosco Lonavla gathered for their Annual Sports Meet on the grounds of their Institution. The Sports day program began with the welcoming of the Chief Guest, Commodore D.S. Chouhan, the commanding officer at INS Shivaji, Lonavla. The day began with the March Past by the different Houses and the Commodore taking the Salute. The Sports achievers and medal holders of the School and College had a torch relay at the end of which the cauldron flame was lit which was placed on a 3-storeyed torch tower built entirely by Bamboos and Spars. Then what followed was a series of Displays by the students of the school. These consisted of Mass Drill, Yoga, Aerobics, Gymnastics and one performance by a neighbouring school, D.C. (Dinshaw Cawasji High School) on Malkhamb which was the most impressive of the lot.
At the end of the impressive displays, the Chief Guest Commodore Chouhan, expressed his gratitude and appreciation for all that he had witnessed. He exhorted the students to excel in every field, re-echoing the thought mentioned on the backdrop of the program. He also mentioned that whatever a student achieves in school should be something that one does in appreciation for one's parents. After the speech, the finals of various events were held. These events included the 100m, 200, Obstacle race, skipping race, tug-o-war, 1500m and a wheel barrow race for boys of Maria Ashiana.
After these events, special games were organized for the Past pupils, Parents and the Teachers. At the end of the day, all were involved in the Sports Day in some way or the other. Finally, the prize distribution was held and the Principal Fr. Lorenzo D'souza distributed the trophies and medals for the individual championships.