The verdant campus of Seth Anandram Jaipuria School, Vasundhara, Ghaziabad, bustled with vim and vigour, when the school celebrated its Annual Sports Day on Feb. 24, 2021. Integrating co-curricular activities with academics, to promote the holistic development of students, has always been the school’s philosophy. Conforming to the credo, the school has concurrently been conducting an array of activities designed to keep the young learners engaged and active, and to keep alive the spirit of sportsmanship.
The extravaganza was showcased live to the audience in virtual mode, adhering strictly to social distancing norms amidst the ongoing pandemic, wherein the budding sportspersons of SAJS Vasundhara, overcame all odds by rendering a spectacular performance. The melodious musical rendition of the students ‘Shubh Swagatam’ enthralled the audience.
In her inaugural address, the Principal cum Director, Ms. Manju Rana extended a warm welcome to the distinguished Chief Guest Shri Ashok Dhyanchandji, Chairman, Seth Anandram Jaipuria Group of Educational Institutions, Shri Shishir Jaipuria, Vice Chairperson Smt. Sunita Jaipuria, Senior Advisor Shri Vinod Malhotra, Director-Schools, Shri Harish Sanduja and other dignitaries and parents. Motivating the students, she extolled the virtues of integrating games and sports in daily life as they help in developing leadership and social skills and have many other far reaching benefits. The magniloquent event initiated with the tradition of passing of torch by the Principal cum Director, Ms. Manju Rana, to the Sports Captain of the school, Utkarsh Tyagi, followed by the oath taking ceremony.
The Chairman, Seth Anandram Jaipuria Group of Educational Institutions, Shri Shishir Jaipuria, in his address apprised the audience about the multifarious initiatives undertaken by the school such as design thinking and innovation, ATL projects, STTAR Training Academy, adopting contemporary digital technologies, enhancing Social and Emotional Skills, thereby equipping students with the 21st century skills and sensitising them to grow into responsible citizenry.
The vibrant performance of the students in the yoga display ‘Split Rangers’, showcased a perfect amalgamation of mind, body and spirit. The intricate poses and ‘asanas,’ depicting the mental and physical poise of students were outstanding. The cricket match exhibited in the mime act, ‘Invisible is Visible’ was much appreciated. The ‘Fearless Phantoms’ left everyone spellbound by their power packed performance which was a perfect blend of Taekwondo and karate. The exemplary synchronization of the students, in the Skating and Gymnastic presentations, was a treat to the eye. The agility and dexterity of the students was in full bloom, as the students showcased their skills in the game of football, in the captivating presentation ‘Spinning the ball’. The importance of sports and fitness in one’s life is irreplaceable. To express their solidarity for sports, the students presented the spirited composition, ‘Khelo India’ anthem.
Hockey stalwart, Shri Ashok Dhyanchandji, commended the efforts and performance of the students and their mentors. He asserted that sports and games go a long way in preparing students to face the challenges of life and congratulated the school for nurturing a rich sporting culture. The event culminated with the Vote of Thanks proposed by the Head Mistress, Ms. Indu Kohli.
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