St Michael students celebrate sports day

Students from classes I to XI were all out to give their best shot as St Michael's High School celebrated its 45th annual athletics meet on Sunday.

By Faryal Rumi
  • Published 15.02.16
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Michaelites take part in the annual sports on the campus in Patna on Sunday. Picture by Jai Prakash

Students from classes I to XI were all out to give their best shot as St Michael's High School celebrated its 45th annual athletics meet on Sunday.

Education minister Ashok Chaudhury was the chief guest who hoisted the school flag and handed over the torch to the head boy of the school.

Ashok's wife Neeta Choudhary was the guest of honour while Mrityunjay Tiwari, the president of the Bihar Players Association, was the special guest.

The day commenced with a march past displayed by the school's four houses. Parents were seen encouraging their wards from the sidelines as they took part in the events, including sprints of 75m, 100m, 200m, 4x100m relay and 100m hurdle race for girls and boys. The main attraction of the day however was the tug of war.

The school's sports head boy Raunak Kumar Singh read out the oath for the participants, thus instilling a feeling of camaraderie among all. A cultural bonanza comprising drills and dances followed the oath-taking ceremony.

School principal Armstrong Edison said, "If the young generation can use their energy in the right spirit, it can help build a nation's foundation."

Akash Kumar, a Class VIII student, enthralled the audience by diving through rings of fire. Patna district magistrate Sanjay Kumar Agarwal distributed the medals and certificates to winners.

Ashok Choudhary said: "Sports inculcates the quality of team spirit in students. They also learn the qualities of leadership."