On a cold Jan. 30, 2018 morning, after having a cold bath and without sweaters students of St. Michaels’s School, Sale, arrived early to see to the final preparation for the much-awaited sports day which was to begin at 11.00 am. Neatly dressed in their washed clean uniforms, physical training tracksuits and barefoot, close to 1,400 students participated in the sports parade with the accompaniment of the school band. The kindergarten and class one students watched the parade sitting under the shade of the trees.
The chief guest, Mr. Om Prakash Tiwary, the district superintend of police from Mahuadanr hoisted the sports flag. A former school teacher, Mr. Tiwary encouraged the students not only to pay attention in studies but also in the physical training and other extra-curricular activities for their all-round development.
Close to 1,600 students from kindergarten to class ten, the teachers and staff were served the mid-day meal before the sports began. Many of the parents, well-wishers, nearby school teachers and former students were also present. Wholeheartedly the students participated in the drill and other sports items. The first three winners were awarded prizes.
After the school sports, parents, villagers, visitors and former students were invited to take part in separate sports events and the winners were given prizes. In the last item, the teachers and the support staff took part as the student body cheered them.
Lilly Beck, SCN, principal of high school, welcomed the chief guest and all present and with a word of gratitude by Prisca Tirkey, SCN, headmistress of primary section, the event came to a conclusion at 3.30 pm.
Malini Manjoly, SCN