64th Annual Athletic Meet - 16th February 2023
The 64th Annual Athletic Meet of the school was held on 16th February 2023 at the University grounds from 9.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. and began with the March Past, the Flag hoisting and the oath taking ceremony. Mr. Luis Rodrigues - Guest of honour for the day declared the Sports Meet open. The March Past was judged by Mr. Simon Pereira from Christ Church school and Mr. Dilip Correia from St. Xavier’s High school -Fort. We thank their Principals for permitting them to be our judges for the day.
The Chief Guest was Mrs. Neha Mehta - Mother of our sports captain - Raj Mehta. Many events were conducted such as the running race, relay, tug -o war as also creative games were organised for the sevaks, parents and teachers too. Mrs. Sampat a parent doctor attended to those who were injured on the field.
At the end of the programme the Chief Guest gave an inspiring speech. This was followed by the prize distribution ceremony. The Nehru House was declared the winner of this meet. Tilak house won the trophy for the best March Past and Maeryn D’Souza - Std. 9 bagged the Best Athlete prize for the year 2022-2023.
The Principal gave the vote of thanks. Mr. Luis then declared the Sports Meet closed at 1.00 p.m. with the lowering of the Flag and the singing of the National Anthem.
I thank all our students, parents, staff members, heads of all the sections, Fr. Saby s.j. and our Management whose presence added to our joy.
Mr. Nepolian Almeida
SPEECH BY CHIEF GUEST ON SPORTS DAY -16/2/2023
Good afternoon everyone!
I am Neha Mehta mother of your sports captain Raj Mehta... It's a great honour to be invited here and grace this event today and I'm very proud to be doing so….
Thank you so much to our Principal-Ms.Preema Noronha, our Vice Principal –Mr.Savio D'Mello, the teachers who are all cheering their favourite houses, the non-teaching staff who are ever-present, the parents who have taken time out to show their love for sports and of course the kids you ‘Academites’ who I am sure are excited and must be waiting for my speech to end so you can get to know the results. So I promise I won't take too much of your time.
In a time where academic brilliance gets more and more focus, while screens take so much of our attention span… having sports in your life becomes really important. Because sports will never ask you for your time, fitness will never send a notification or games won't be taking revisions. It's something you have to take effort and make time for but trust me the more energy you put into sports, the more sports will give back to you.
Discipline, confidence, team work and fair competition are all values that sports teach you that do come in good use later in life... But more importantly Sports is just plain good old fashioned fun! And having fun never grows old!
Which House thinks they are going to win this year…. ?
Will it be Kabir? Nehru? Tilak? or is this Tagore's year?
Hope you all have played hard, played fair and done your best!
Thank You !!!
Mrs.Neha Mehta – Chief Guest
Mother of Raj Mehta (Sports Captain)