ANNUAL SPORTS DAY, UDAAN-2018 was celebrated at SBPS amidst great ebullience and camaraderie on 29th December, 2018. The spirit of the occasion was ushered in with a grand reception of the eminent guests, march past, hoisting of school flag and oath taking ceremony. The eminent guests Mrs. & Mr. Dau Lall Binani, Treasurer, Bharat Arogya & Gyan Mandir declared the Annual Sports meet open and released balloons in the presence of the dignitaries. Mr. Chanchal Bhattacharya (cricket coach) former coach of M. S. Dhoni, Shivendra Dubey, President, Youth Hostels Association of India and Treasurer, Jharkhand Olympiad Association and Wushu Association of India, Mrs. Rashmi Sinha, Principal, Guru Govind Singh Public School, Kamare, Mr. V. K. Singh, Principal, DAV Bariatu , Dr. V. K. Singh, Controller of Examination, Sarala Birla University, Mr. Pradip Varma, Head Personnel & Admin. and Principal Mrs. Paramjit Kaur graced the occasion.
Melodious motivational song followed by the school song was rendered by the school choir which lent a serene aura to the occasion. It was followed by the speech of the Principal who welcomed the guests and read a brief report of the school’s sports activities and the students’ outstanding sports achievements. The audience then witnessed the yoga display through which the students paid homage to Bapu. The display made way for the highly awaited athletic events where competitiveness among the students soared high. Various sports events like 100 mts race, 200 mts race, shot put, relay race were conducted in varied categories i.e. Junior, Middle and Senior. In addition to the sports events, there were the cultural programmes which included Uchiwa dance, a Japanese dance form using fans and Mile Sur Mera Tumhara, which depicted various folk dances of India. The highlight of the programme was ‘Chhau Dance’, Karate, Taekwondo And Wushu were displayed to the audience in a synchronized way in a programme entitled ‘Kiai- Twi- Mambo’. Musical chair and relay race for the teachers were also organized wherein the teachers participated enthusiastically. This was followed by the Prize Distribution Ceremony, where the eminent guests gave away medals and trophies to the winners. The sports day was declared closed by the chief guest after the jumbled march. The day saw its culmination with the vote of thanks followed by the National song.
The Rigveda house was adjudged the Best House in sports. The trophies for the Best Athlete (VI to VIII) were awarded to Jitendra Kumar Mahto of Grade VIII A (Yajurveda house) & the best athlete (IX to XII) to Ankit Kumar of Grade XII A (Rigveda House) and Prerna Angel Kujur of Grade XI D (Rigveda House).
It was a day filled with sportsmanship, enthusiasm and memories to cherish.
The guest Mr. Dau Lall Bilani in his address was superlative in his praise. He congratulated the shining stars and the entire SBPS family for the meticulous planning and executions of the event. He applauded the visionary element of the school which nurtures and develops the students’ potential in the field of sports. He also admired the lush green playgrounds and serenity on campus and encouraged the students to actively participate in sports.