Patna round-up

Christ Church Diocesan School held its annual sports meet on the campus on Tuesday with students starting the programme with a march past. An oath-taking ceremony and torch relay followed.

By Faryal Rumi and Shuchismita Chakraborty
  • Published 9.12.15
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School sports meet

Christ Church Diocesan School held its annual sports meet on the campus on Tuesday with students starting the programme with a march past. An oath-taking ceremony and torch relay followed.

Among the athletic events during the day were the 100m race, 4x100m relay, sack race, three-legged race, hurdle race and tug of war.

Blue house won the march past, followed by Yellow and Red in the second and third positions, respectively. Red house won the mass drill, while Green and Yellow secured second and third positions. Green house also went away with the school house cup.

Students of classes III-VI presented a mass drill and a medley of colourful bhangra and western dance. The most awaited events of the day were cycle race, pitcher race, flat race and balancing-the-book.

School principal Anand Shokla appreciated the students' endeavour and congratulated everyone for their performance.

Vaccine for babies

Bihar will be among six states in the country to launch the inactivated polio virus vaccine for babies at government health facilities.

Assam, Gujarat, Punjab, Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh are the other states to do so. The scheme will start soon.

The injection would be administered to babies, in addition to the existing oral polio vaccine, Bihar immunisation officer N.K. Sinha said at a media workshop organised by State Health Society, Bihar, and Unicef in Patna on Tuesday.

"The decision to launch the inactivated polio virus vaccine has been taken because of detection of polio cases in neighbouring countries with whom India shares geographical boundaries. Forty-one cases have been found in Pakistan this year and 16 in Afghanistan. This vaccine would strengthen the polio eradication programme," said Sinha.