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Sports Day 2K23

St Agnes PU College held its Annual Sports Day 2k23 at the college grounds on November 29. The sky was a cerulean blue as the students assembled on the grounds to participate in the march-past. The event aimed to promote physical fitness, teamwork and sportsmen ship among the students.

The day began with an impressive inaugural ceremony featuring the band, and a guard of honour to welcome the esteemed chief guest Mrs Lilly Pais, District President, Karnataka Physical Education Teachers’ Association, DK and Sr Dr Maria Roopa, Joint Secretary, Agnes Institutions, PrincipalSrNorineDSouza, Vice PrincipalSr Janet Sequiera, the Physical Director Mrs Jayashree, PTA Vice President Prof Josyln Lobo, and all the dignitaries. There was an air of excitement as students, faculty and PTA members gathered to witness the day’s sporting events.

The marchpast with its synchronized movements was the highlight of the day. It was judged by Physical directors Mr Arun Kumar Rai, Cassia High School, Mr Puthuswamy, St Joseph’s High School and Mrs Poornashri, St Rita’s High School.

Ms Jeeya and group invoked the blessings of the Almighty. Ms Likeitha, Lecturer in Home Science welcomed and introduced the chief guest. After the solemn hoisting of the flag by Mrs Lilly Pais, she formally met the marching teams who were introduced to her by the Physical Director Mrs Jayashree. Mrs Lilly Pais then addressed the gathering and congratulated the marching teams for their involvement and their discipline. She praised the girls for being champions in an array of sports where they have made a mark for themselves and brought name and fame to the institution. She emphasized the importance of physical fitness and the need to strive for lofty goals.

The torch relay led by the sports secretary Ms AnanyaAshokan and the other National Level players Ms Anushka, Ms DikshaKarkera, Ms NahlaFathima, Ms Tanvi JR, MsKadeejaNohawas a beauteous sight to behold and a prideful moment. The state level players marched in a dignified fashion as they carried the flag. The NCC students of Army and Air wing marched in unison to the beat of the band and had an aura of swagger and a can –do spirit. The sports meet was then declared open with the release of the balloons by the chief guest, the Principal SrNorineDSouza and the other dignitaries. Ms AnanyaAshokan administered the oath and energized the teams. Ms Hanaa Mariam and Ms AmekaBedi compered the opening ceremony with poise, while Ms PranamyaDechamma rendered the vote of thanks.

A variety of sports events were organized, including track and field events. Students showcased their athletic skills and competitive trait in events such as relays, long jump, shotput, javelin and tug-of-war etc. The day served to foster a sense of camraderie and healthy competition among students.

The valedictory ceremony was adeptly hosted by Ms PrescillaSheril, Ms Abhiya welcomed the guests and Ms Krithika S proposed the vote of thanks. The prize distribution ceremony was held to recognize outstanding performances and to celebrate the achievements of the winners in various sports categories. The cheerleading teams added their zing to the day. The prayer song led by Ms Sharon Patrao and group brought the curtains down on an exciting and fun-filled day. Overall it was a day filled with memorable moments and served to emphasize the importance of sports in holistic education.