Sports Day 2016
Pre-Primary Section celebrated its 7th Sports Day on Saturday, 23rd January, 2016 on the school ground. Our chief guest Dr. Kishore Shankar Nikam opened the meet at 8:45am.
He is the assistant professor and HOD of Dept. of Commerce. He is an eminent member of Padma Shree Dr. D.Y. Patil Arts, Commerce & Science College Pimpri, Pune. The program began with Lighting of Torch by our State and National Level Athletes. This was followed by ‘March Past’. It was indeed a fascinating sight to see our smart and energetic small wonders walking to the drumbeats and to the captivating music played by our school band. Jr.KG children greeted everyone with their exercises.
These students added beauty and grace to the drill by using simple props in the form of smileys in their hands. Our little ones believe that a warm smile is the universal language of kindness. Sr.KG children inspired everyone by performing contemporary Yoga. They know yoga at an early age can help them learn healthy lifestyle habits and set the foundation for a fit future. The girls of Class II displayed the yogic technique- Surya Namaskar. With this they expressed gratitude to the Sun that is the source of energy to all forms of life on the planet.
Gymnastics display by our young ones showed their coordination and kinesthetic skills. Our strong tiny tots from Jr.KG and Sr.KG showed the basics of Karate ie. Kihon. They demonstrated the striking techniques, punches and kicks. The kids showcased their competitive spirit by participating in the novelty races. Parents also showed their enthusiasm and strength by taking part in ‘Tug of War’. The programme ended with Aarushi Pawar and Diksha Gupta playing the National anthem on the sitar.
It was a wonderful, enjoyable and energetic morning! We the members of VPMS believe that the strength of the team is each individual member and the strength of each member is the team.
This year the Republic day had special significance for VPMS, Lohegaon as the school celebrated its 7th Annual Sports day on 26th January 2016. As VPMS, Lohegaon aims at the Holistic Development of its students and stresses on a well groomed personality, Sports has a special place in the school planner and Sports Day is a grand celebration. The Chief Guest for the 7th Annual Sports Day was Brig. Bhimraj K. Bhalsingh, alumni of Sanik School Satara. He was introduced by Mrs. Poonam Shiralkar, who along with Mr Anil Prasad Nikam, Mrs. Snigdha Dey and Mrs Neha Bhatnagar were the anchors for the Sports Meet. The Chief Guest was introduced to the Student’s Council and escorted to the stage by the Sports Captains, this was followed by the unfurling of the National Flag along with the National Anthem.
The Sports Captains, Anay Mulik and Saloni Kullar requested the Chief Guest to declare the Meet open. After the torch run by the Zilla Parishad, District and State level players of our school, Anay Mulik and Saloni Kullar sought his permission to begin the March Past. The four Houses, Ruby, Coral, Emerald and Sapphire, looking awe-inspiring in their colourful house uniforms, marched with the House Captains and Prefects leading their respective Houses.
As soon as the four Houses and the school band took their places, Anay Mulik the Sports captain administered the oath. The Chief Guest and other dignitaries were welcomed and presented with bouquets, after which the Annual Sports Report was read.
The first display was a weapons drill flawlessly executed by Std III. Std. IV showed their vigour and enthusiasm through a display of Karate defence technique. Finally the students of our school showcased their skills in gymnastics by presenting a variety of moves.
After a series of races for students, drivers, peons and maids the closing dance was presented by classes 6 to 8. Finally, it was time for the Chief Guest to enlighten us with a speech, which was followed by the prize distribution . The house points, which had been maintained throughout the year, were added up and Ruby House was declared as the winner , followed by Coral House as first runner-up. Soon after, the Sports Teachers were felicitated and were appreciated with a round of applause from parents, students and teachers alike.
As the program drew to a close, Sports captain Saloni Kullar gave the vote of thanks and the Meet concluded with Diksha Gupta and Aarushi Pawar playing the National Song on the Sitar and the Casio.