It was a bright, sunny, an ideal day for the event like Sports Day and SJA  organised it on 16th November with a lot of fanfare. The event showcased the immense sporting talent of the athletes and their endurance level.

The event commenced with the arrival of the Chief Guest, Mr. Dinesh  Agarwal, Honourable Minister for Planning, Youth Welfare, Sports and I.T.

The first event was the Relay of Olympic Torch run by leading athletes of all the houses, followed by the Flag hoisting by the Chief Guest.

The Vice Principal Bro. J. Dennis administered the oath to all the athletes. After which the meet was declared open by the Honourable Minister.

The track and field events included a number of standard races like 80 mtrs, 100 mtrs, 200 mtrs and races in different categories. These races witnessed loud cheering from the spectators who egged respective athletes of their houses.

The junior section of our school organised a number of rib tickling fun races like clown race, tunnel race Hippty Hop etc. saw the tiny toddlers  scuttling along the tracks.

In a benevolent gesture towards the underprivileged children the school organised a number of races like Jalebi race, Lemon race, Banana race etc. This was done to motivate and hone the skills of these athletes. The participating schools included Unnyan Shiksha Kendra , Akil Bhartiya Mahila Ashram and Bal Bhawan .

Dressed in dazzling white uniforms the students of Class IV and V mesmerised the audience with a well synchronised P.T Display.

After a few events we came to the end of the morning session where the Chief Guest gave a speech, applauding the school’s spectacular performance in all spheres and said” SJA is a true temple of education as it aims at the all round development of its students who not only make a mark in academics but also add feathers in the school cap by winning laurels in co-curricular activities including sports.”

The proceeding of the events held in the afternoon were graced by the presence of Mr S.Raju Senior I.A.S officer who is the Principal Secretary Education in the Uttarakhand Government.

 In the afternoon session the most awaited event of the day the cycling race was held which created ripples in the audience.  In a tough competition Yash Chaurasia of Bergin house, Siddharth Dangwal  of Duffy house and Hakkam Singh of  Donovan emerged first ,second and third respectively.

This was followed by an immaculate march past by all the students where all the students marched on the well orchestrated beats of the school band leaving the audience spellbound.

The Best Athletes of the school were awarded by Mr. S.Raju  .The names of the awardees are:

1.       Sub Junior Boys Praveen Kumar Duffy House

2.       Sub Junior Girls Prerna Dobhal  Donovan House

3.       Junior Boys Malay Gatherwan Donovan House

4.       Junior Girls Srishti Rawat  Dooley House

5.       Senior Boys  Devanshu Dobhal Bergin House

6.       Senior girls Nandini Raj Dooley House

  After this Doonvan and Duffy house were declared The Best Marching House and the spectacular performance by Donovan house won them the Principal’s Cup.

Few moments later Bro. A.J. George proposed a vote of thanks in which he appreciated the students as well as the teachers for making the Sports Day a truly grand event. Finally the flag was lowered and the Chief Guest declared the Sports Day closed. The event concluded with the singing of the school song.

This event could not be a grand success without the diligent work put in by the school PTI’S Mr. D .Bhandari, Mr. V.S.Rautela, Mrs. A.Mamgain and Mrs. S. Bajwa. The commentators of the event were Mrs.Sheetal Negi and   Mrs.A. Dobhal.

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