by BIS correspondent
NERUL-MUMBAI, NOVEMBER 19, 2013: The Eighth Annual Athletic Meet, 2013-2014 was organized on 7TH December, 2013 at on the grounds of Don Bosco Senior Secondary School, Nerul, by the Primary and the Secondary Sections. It was very enthusiastically and dynamically participated by all the students from Classes I to XII.
The Athletic Meet commenced with the arrival of the Chief Guest, Rector Reverend Fr. Wilfred D'Souza, accompanied by the Manager Fr. Bonnie Borges, Principal Fr. Anthony Fonseca and the supervisors. The day's chief guest was then introduced to all by the Fr. Principal.
The dignitaries were felicitated by the students of Class V. It was followed by the hoisting of the school flag and singing of the school anthem. The ceremony of lighting of the torch was conducted by Fr. Wilfred, the Chief Guest who then formally declared the athletic meet open.
The inaugural march past was led by the school captain , vice captain , sports captain , the squads of the four houses, scouts and guides and the RSP cadets followed by the School band. It was followed by the oath-taking ceremony and the sportsman's prayer. The colourful drills viz. 'Simply south' by Class I, 'Save Ganga' by Class II, 'Bharat ka Taaj' by Class III, 'The Wondrous West' by class IV, were then displayed by the tiny tots Pyramids by Class V.
The drills were followed by the excellent performances of gymnastics and Mallakhamb by the students of class IV to Class VII. All the performances were highly appreciated and applauded by the honourable dignitaries, the audience and were also enjoyed by the children. The drills were followed the chief guest's motivational speech and the presentation of memento to the chief guest by the Manager.
The most thrilling track events were next. The winners were awarded certificates, medals and trophies by the chief guest. Finally the blue house having scored maximum points was declared 'The House of the Year, 2013-14'.
It was followed by the vote of thanks presented by the Fr. Principal. The meet was formally declared closed by the chief guest, Fr. Wilfred. The 8th Annual Athletic Meet finally came to an end at 4.30 p.m with the national anthem.