Play up, Play up and Play
This was the credo of the
annual sports day Chaitanya Khelotsav - 2013 held on 25th
January 2013 at the “Kridaangan” of Chaitanya School’s
Lekawada Campus. It was the culmination of the year long
Chaitanya, a progressive
English Medium School managed by the Sree Vidya NIketan
Trust (SVNT) ensures comprehensive development of the
students where sports and physical activities are key
Mr Madhu Menon,
Founder-Director of ANALA (Ahmedabad Nature Lovers
Association) was the chief guest at the event. Ms
Elizabeth Koshy and Ms Nalini Subba Rao graced the
occasion as representatives of the SVNTrust.
After the March-Past by
the four houses Mahi, Narmada, Sabarmati and Tapti,
Kartikeya Rai of Class 7 read the Sports Oath
glorifying the spirit of sportsmanship. Dressed in Greek
attire, reminiscent of the ancient Olympics, it was an
The Olympics Quiz was
another interesting feature. The drills which included
Dumb-bells - Mahi House, Pyramids-Sabarmati House, Saree
Drill-Narmada House and Ribbon Drill-Tapti by the
children were a visual delight.
The KG Section of
Chaitanya Junior competed in the Cap and Balloon races
and other age-appropriate races. Rolling the ball
and running; old favourites Lemon and spoon, Sack
Race, and Hurdles were other events. The senior
children competed in Short-put and Long jump
followed by Relays - one for children of classes I -
III and another for children of classes IV - VIII.
The “Cinderella Race” for parents and the “Knots and
Crosses” race for grand- parents caught the fancy of
the audience going by the resounding applause.
Mahi House won the award
for the best overall performance. Soham Bhatt of Mahi
House was declared “Sports Champion of the year 2013”
In her welcome address,
Ms Preeta Pillai, Principal stressed that sports is not
about winning alone, it’s about effort and when such
effort happens every single day, transformation happens
and brings about CHANGE.
Ms Prerana Modi, Section
Head surpassed herself with excellent co-ordination and
management of the events. Mr Jignesh, the Sports Master
did a magnificent job of training the Chaitanyans. Ms
Nirupama Agnihotri and Ms Aarti Desale were the emcees.
The Chaitanya Staff collectively rose to the occasion to
put up a brilliant show. Ms Swati Matta, Section Head
delivered the Vote of Thanks.