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Heritage School Primary Wing celebrates 15th Annual Sports Day

JAMMU: A magnificent Sports extravaganza was organized at the school grounds of Heritage School By the Primary wing today. The ground was abuzz with activity and wore a festive look on the occasion of the School’s XVth Annual Sports Day.

The theme of the extravaganza was FUN FAITH and FITNESS, as the young Heritageans showcased the different aspects of being FIT, strengthening their FAITH while having FUN. Manish K Sinha, IPS, IGP (Crime) Jammu, along with his wife Smt. Suma Singh, graced the occasion as the Chief Guest. Dr Sandhya Bhardwaj, Professor Cluster University Jammu was the Guest of Honor.

The Guests were greeted with a bouquet of flowers as bright as the happy faces of the children presenting them. Rujla Mahajan, Junior School Prefect presented the welcome address, which signaled the start of the Programme. The Events of the day started with a well-synchronised March Past by the four Houses: Culture, Legacy, Dignity and Tradition, in that order. This was followed by the Lighting of the Sports Torch which was carried by Medhansh Mahajan and Archit Pandoh who have represented the state at the National Roller Skating event at Vishakhapatnam. Thereafter Abir Beri, Junior School Prefect administered the oath to the participants. The Honourable Chief Guest declared the meet open.

The Events of the day highlighted the importance of FITNESS in a student’s life. It also reiterated the fact that FITNESS can be so much FUN and when you are fit, you have FAITH in yourself and can perform optimally. The Track Events included innovative races like ‘Fetching the Animals’ and ‘Running with Partner’ for classes I and II. Classes III, IV and V students enthusiastically participated in ‘ Skipping’, ‘Hurdles’ and ‘Relay’ races. The parents in the audience cheered the participants and the whole atmosphere was supercharged with FUN.

The students of Class I presented a Dance Drill, much applauded by the audience. Classes II and III put up a fantastic show of the most holistic FITNESS regimen of Yoga, showcasing various Asanas that have a positive effect not only on the body but the mind as well. The vibe increased tenfold with Class III and II coming on the ground with the most energetic Zumba routine. The foot tapping music and the smiling faces of the children definitely showed that FITNESS can be FUN. Class IV took the vibe a notch higher with an Aerobics routine using dumb-bells. The participants’ FAITH in themselves and their partners was showcased in the Formation Drill presented by Class V. The young artistes of Class V created a visual delight with a riot of colors. It was a fine example of teamwork, and a delight to watch, much appreciated by the audience.

The splendid show was followed by the felicitation of the winners in sports as well as academics. The Prize Distribution Ceremony started with the Principal Akash Pradhan and the Guest of Honor Sandhya Bhardwaj Presenting medals and certificates to the winners of the Tract events of Classes I to V. The Chief Guest Sh Manish K Sinha gave away the House Trophies and acknowledged the achievements of the all rounders. Special Certificates were given to Punesh Puri, Medhansh Mahajan and Archit Pandoh in recognition of their participation at the National level in the Roller Skating Event.   The Chairman Sunil Gupta presented the guests with a Memento.

In his address to the gathering, the Chief Guest complimented the students and staff of Heritage School Primary Wing for putting up a fine show and extolled the participants for their energy and enthusiasm. While speaking, he emphasized upon the virtues of honesty, truthfulness and hardwork that need to be encouraged and imbibed by the young learners. He appreciated the efforts of the teachers in imbibing these values in their students.   

Vandana Jasritia, Headmistress, extended her gratitude to the distinguished guests and the parents for gracing the occasion and encouraging the students with their support. The FUN-filled day came to a close with the rendition of the National Anthem by the School Choir.

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