Patna: ” Khoon mein tere mitti, mitti mein tera khoon.” The song, from Salman Khan-starrer Sultan, provided an apt background score as children toiled untiringly, drawing applause from the audience comprising around 500 people.
Around 3,500 students sweated it out on the 47th annual sports day of St Michael’s High School, held on the school premises on Sunday.
Among the highlights of the day was a 4×100 metre relay race. The 800m and 1km cycle races too were applauded. The sporting spirit was evident – in the 800m race, a girl who was lagging behind by the third lap finished the race nevertheless, even though other cyclists had finished the race much before her.
The audience also appreciated a karate display by around 100 Class V students.
The Gold House emerged the overall champion with 733 points, and the Red House and the Green House were adjudged the first and second runners-up, respectively, with 727 and 672 points.
CBSE regional officer Lakhan Lal Meena was the chief guest. District sports officer Sanjay Kumar was the guest of honour. Sister Ramya, principal of Hartman’s Higher Secondary School, was the special guest. Transport department secretary Sanjay Kumar Agarwal was also present.
Meena asked parents to spend time with their wards daily.
“Your children are fully secured in this school. They are in good hands here but you have to toil hard for your wards because after school children spend most of their time at home,” he said.
St Michael’s School principal Father Armstrong Edison said sports help learn how to maintain mental balance in the midst of despair, and tackle difficult situations.
Parents enjoyed the show.
Binod Mangalam, father of Bidhu Mangalam, a Class VIII student of the school, said: “My son anchored the event called Co-existence of human & marine life. I thoroughly enjoyed the show today. The zeal of students in the events was something to be seen.”
Courtesy: The Telegraph