DELHI PUBLIC SCHOOL JAMMU HOLDS ANNUAL SPORTS MEET-2018
Friday, December 28, 2018
Dedicating the Annual Sports Meet to Peace, DPS Jammu organized “Sadbhavana-Ek Pratigya, Shanti ki Aur”-Annual Sports Meet-2018 on 27th & 28th Dec. 2018. The Chief Guest on the occasion was Major General Sharad Kapoor, GOC, 26th Infantry Division and the Guest of Honour was Suptd. of Police, Jammu (North), Sh. Amritpal Singh (IPS). Mr. Abhinav Pandey, known for his international journalism for youth in India & abroad was the Special Invitee. The guests were accorded a warm reception by the school band, N.C.C, Student Cabinet, Principal & staff.
The programme commenced with the DPS Song and a song on ‘Peace’ sung by the school choir. The Principal, DPS Jammu, Ms. Ruchi Chabra presented the Welcome Note and enumerated the various achievements of the school in the last five years. This was followed by a March Past by the students of all five Houses namely, Chenab, Ganga, Jhelum, Tawi & Yamuna. The Girls Pipe band of the school which accompanied the parade presented impressive formations by drummers and pipers which was appreciated and cheered by one and all. Later, the Sports Captains-Raghav Singh & Purnima Gupta alongwith all the dignitaries lit the Sports Torch to formally begin the ceremony of Oath Taking. The Principal administered the ‘Peace-through-Sports’ pledge to all the students, exhorting them to take part in games in fair manner and true sportsmanship and also to become ambassadors of Peace through Sports. Then the balloons symbolizing joy, zeal and freedom were released by the dignitaries. The Director of the school Sh. S.S Sodhi Ji formally declared the Sports Meet-2018 open.
A Drill presentation by around 350 students of class I, demos in Yoga, Rope Skipping, Martial Arts & Self Defence stole the limelight, while a spectacular Peace Dance performance by the Bharatnatyam Dancers, Skaters and Gymnasts left the spectators spellbound.
The students of the school competed in various tracks and field events. The colourful races run by tiny-tots such as Big Fish Race, Ball Race, Duck Race, Frog Race, Crawl Race, Joker Race, Hop-Race, Carrot & Bunny Race stole everyone’s heart. The other events included Shot-Put, Hurdle Race, Sack Race, 3 Legged Race, Lemon & Spoon Race, Rope-Skipping, 100 mts, 200 mts, 4 x 100 mts. Relay, Staff Race and a friendly Tug-of-War event between staff & students, which ended in a tie.
The Chief Guest & the Guest of Honour felicitated around 150 Sports Champions of the year who had excelled in various sports discipline at state, national & international levels. Distinguished alumni who have excelled in sports, namely Ms. Prabhjot Kour, who represented India in Tata Open India Badminton International Challenge held at Mumbai, Mr. Hiteshwar Singh, international player of Inline Roller Hockey and Roll Ball & recipient of National Child Award and Pranav Gupta who represented J&K state in Ranji Trophy were also felicitated by them. The Overall Best House Trophy for the session 2018-19 was lifted by Ganga House amidst cheering by students in the closing ceremony. Mr. Abhinav Pandey addressed the gathering and stressed upon the ancient values of the country and urged the students to carry them forward in life. He also complimented the students and staff for showcasing such high standard sports event. The Chief Guest, Major General Sharad Kapoor stated that the Sports Meet is a learning experience to prepare students for healthy and competitive spirit in future. He appreciated the students for their energy, zest and vitality displayed in different demos, field and track events.
Director, DPS Jammu, S.S Sodhi Ji proposed the vote of thanks on day one, while Ms. Meenu Gupta, Headmistress, DPS Jammu gave the vote of thanks on day two. The Sports Meet-2018 was formally declared closed by the Principal, DPS Jammu, Ms. Ruchi Chabra on 28th Dec. 2018. The event ended with the National Anthem.
Hon’ble President, RCT, Sh. M.K Ajatshatru Singh Ji & Hon’ble PVC, Kunwrani Ritu Singh Ji extended their best wishes to the participants and staff on the occasion of Annual Sports Meet-2018 and urged everyone to carry forth the message of Peace through Sports for all time to come.