Fun under a hot sun

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  • Published 26.02.16
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Children make a dash for the finishing line with bags in hand.

The sports day of Sri Aurobindo Institute of Education was held at CK-CL Park recently. 

The event began by paying tribute to The Mother and Sri Aurobindo and then with a speech by secretary of the institute, Sankar Banerjee. Thereafter it was over to the athletes. 

Students presented the march past, torch run and drill. The pre-primary section’s drill was adorable with children acting out Japanese traditions using Japanese fans. The primary section also had the drill on similar lines but it was the secondary school that drew louder cheers, with their human pyramid formations. “Our physical education teacher, Rakesh Sharma, ensured that we practise the pyramid for at least a fortnight so that we could do it fearlessly,” said Class IX student Gaurav Majumder, who was on top of the pyramid. The gymnastics session had students performing somersaults across the field.

 A human pyramid. Pictures by Aniket Sil

The tug-of-war was fun to watch. The two strongest teams had qualified for the final round and eight students of each team gave it their all in the field. “I was selected during the trials held last week and since I’m into gymming, I was asked to be the anchor,” said Samrat Sinha of Class XII (commerce section). Symphony House emerged the winner after grappling with the rope for more than 20 seconds. 

The pre-primary section had fun contests like picnic race and mummy race where they were asked to perform specific tasks. “We have arranged lots of events as we want everyone to participate,” said vice-principal Nandita Chandra. 
There were events for governing body members, association members as well as flat races for guardians. 

The only spoilsport was the weather. “It’s hard to believe how hot it’s become despite it being winter. My daughter is feeling very uncomfortable under the sun so I’m taking her home. I won’t be able to join any race myself,” said Shaonli Chakraborty, mother of Class III student Akansha.

Aniket Sil