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Teachers and students showcase athletic prowess in a week-long extravaganza

Apeejay School, Nerul celebrates National Sports Day with enthusiasm and fervour



National Sports Day is  celebrated every year in honour of the legendary hockey player Dhyan Chand. It holds immense significance in recognising the importance of sports in education. Apeejay School, Nerul embraced this significance and celebrated this special day in an exceptional manner. For a week, the school grounds were filled with energy and excitement as teachers and students engaged in a plethora of sports activities that fostered holistic development.

The highlight of the celebration was the Inter-House semi-final and final matches where teachers showcased their hidden sports skills. These matches encompassed a wide range of indoor and outdoor games, including table tennis, carrom, chess, badminton, throwball, and basketball. The competitive spirit was palpable as teachers from different houses displayed their prowess in various disciplines.

The grand finale of Badminton Doubles was played between the teachers of Ujjain House and Takshashila House. The excitement reached its zenith as both teams battled for victory. In a thrilling match, the Ujjain House players emerged as the winners, adding a crowning moment to the celebration.

One of the most exciting moments of the day was when Mr. P. Subhash, Principal of Apeejay School, Nerul, took to the badminton court. His athletic skills and enthusiasm left a lasting impression among all the participants. The entire school rallied behind their leader, cheering and supporting him wholeheartedly.

The celebration was not confined to the teachers alone. Students also had the opportunity to showcase their skills in outdoor games such as TUG-OF-WAR, throwball, and basketball. What made these matches even more special was the teachers’ active participation, demonstrating that age should never be a hindrance to running and winning.

Mr. P. Subhash applauded the teachers for their enthusiasm and dedication to the event. During his address to the students and teachers, he emphasised the profound saying that a sound mind resides in a sound body. He highlighted how sports and games contribute to physical fitness while simultaneously inculcating values such as sportsmanship, leadership, unity, and a competitive spirit among students.

The event culminated in a grand prize distribution ceremony where the winners received
well-deserved trophies and certificates. It was a moment of pride and achievement for those who had excelled in various sporting events. Notably, awards for the Best Player of the tournament were presented to both teachers and students, recognising their exceptional skills and dedication.

Overall, the event was a resounding success, emphasising the school’s commitment to promoting physical fitness, teamwork, and the spirit of healthy competition.

Divya is a Correspondent at Apeejay Newsroom. She has a degree of Masters in Journalism and Mass Communication. She was a former sub-editor at News 24. Her passion for writing has always contributed to her professional and personal growth.