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BEST SHOE FORWARD

What & where: Annual sports day of DAV Public School, Pundag

Calendar & clock: February 13, 9am to 3.30pm

Who got sporty: 200 participants across 20 track and field events

Sole-stirring: The Shoe Race for the junior section. Junior girls and boys, 10 each in their respective categories, had to run 50m barefoot, put on their PT keds, laces and all, and run back. Call it fastest fingers first. Boy wonders were Amarjeet Kumar (Class IV, Dayanand House), Subham Raj (Class III, Shradhanand House) and Subham Snehil (Class III, Hansraj House). Girl go-getters were Laxmi Laghuri (Class III, Dayanand House), Sneha Kumari (Class IV, Shradhanand House) and Deepika Jha (Class V, Shradhanand House)

Most impressed: Chief guest IG (special branch) S.N. Pradhan, who earlier formally inaugurated the event hoisting the sports flag

Thought of the day: Put forth by deputy director of sports department Sarojini Lakra. “Irrespective of social, economic and family background, it is the sustained and tireless efforts of sportspersons that bring them glory,” she said

Hosts with the most: Regional director of DAV group of schools L.R. Saini, cradle headmistress Tanuja Panigrahi, DAV Kapildev principal M.K. Sinha

School stats: Established in 1987, six-acre school has 1,900 students and 60 teachers