by Nelson Mudaliar
LONAVLA, SEP 29, 2015: Over 200 students participated in the Inter-School Table Tennis tournament held at Don Bosco High School and Junior College, Lonavla on September 26.
The event was organised in a bid to foster a spirit of friendship between students of the different schools.
The competition was held for students of the under 14, under 17, under 19 age groups.
The event began with a short prayer service and Father Solomon Rapol, the Rector, spoke about the virtues of being a sportsman. He emphasised that winning and losing was not the aim of this tournament, but peace.
Planning for this event began a month ago and Dinesh D'Souza, Brother Bryce Fernandes and Brother Nelson Mudaliar joined forces to ensure all arrangements were made for a successful tourney.
Six new tables, sponsored by Krishna Kotak, were placed in the Top hall and two new champion tables were placed in a room close to the Top Hall.
Sunil Palekar, Father Solomon and Father Leslie distributed prizes to the winners.
Father Leslie thanked the main sponsors, namely Krishna, Sunil Palekar, Lunavat and Deepali Gawli, for their contribution to the tournament.