BIS #6854 Annual Sports Meet at DB Narukot
By Fr Daresh Rathwa for BISMumbai
Piloo Mody High School and Don Bosco English Medium School, Narukot, organised the Annual Sports Meet on 10 December 2022. The events of the day were divided into two phases as it was scheduled for both the schools - Gujarati and English mediums.
The Sports Meet was graced by the Chief Guest, Mr Hirabhai Samkarbhai Rathwa, a Past Pupil of Don Bosco School, Kawant, and now the Range Forest Officer at Kevadiya- Narmada Dam. The Guest of Honour was Ms Dolcy Sylvester, Founder and Trustee of NGO - Voluntary Youth Organisation for Motivation (VYOM).
The Rector and Manager, Fr Stanny Ferreira, along with Fr Rozario Vaz and Br Jerome Mendonca accompanied the Guests to the dais. Fr Ferreira welcomed the Chief Guest and the Guest of Honour, and encouraged the school students to participate in the events enthusiastically.
The Sports Meet began with a torch lit by the Chief Guest, followed by the march past performed by both the schools. Mr Rathwa addressed the students and encouraged them to take parts in all the kinds of sports. He said that the sports should be very core of one's life as it is one of the healthiest aspects of our life.
The first phase of the event was dedicated to the English Medium School during which the track events were conducted for the juniors from English Medium school. The field events such as shotput, discuss throw, long jump and high jump had been conducted a week prior to the Sports Meet. The entertainment games for parents, staff and the teachers were the main attraction of the day. The tug of war between the boys’ team and girls’ team was an absolutely exciting event for all present. The winners of various events were felicitated with medals and certificates by the Chief Guest, Guest of Honour and the other guests of the day.
At the end of the sports meet, the Chief Guest, Mr Rathwa, sponsored and distributed the stationery kits to all the four captains, vice-captains, school captain, and the best athletes – boy and girl – of the day. The Guest of Honour, Ms Sylvester, also sponsored a gift for the school children as an early Christmas present. This kind and thoughtful gesture of Mr Rathwa and Ms Sylvester was appreciated by all.
The event concluded with the vote of thanks by the Principal, Fr Daresh Rathwa. He thanked everyone who were a part of the Annual Sports Meet and had made this day a special and a memorable one for all.