Sisters of Saint Joseph of Annecy

Annual Sports Meet, Sankarakhol, Bhubaneswar

Games are compulsory in every school as physical and mental development is essential. All students are not good at studies, but some are good at sports. Much to the joy of each student, Sports Day is one of the significant events in the school.

Champions aren’t made in the gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them – a desire, a dream, and a vision.

Games and sports have become an integral element of present day education. They teach them the qualities of discipline, sportsmanship, team spirit and leadership. They also enhance the physical and mental development of children.

St. Joseph’s English School at Sankarakhol celebrated the Annual Sports Meet on 10th and 11th January 2024 amidst a lot of fun and frolic.

The eventful days began with the Sports meet opening declaration of the Principal. The Sports programme began with the release of balloons by the Principal Thereafter; there were some fun races for Pre-School kids. These little shining stars enchanted everyone with their charming movements. There were some more races for the students of Grades I to VIII, displaying their vigour and athletic talents. They participated in 100/200/400 meters running race, Long jump, High Jump, Skipping, javelin throw, shot put, discus throw, cycle race, sack race, carom board, chess etc.

The most exciting part of this happening day was the Cricket Match. An Inter-House event that it was, it gave a chance to the Students to display their House-spirits. The results were: Blue House – 1st, Yellow House – 2nd.Overall Championship was bagged by Master Debashis Digal of class VIII and Miss. Niyati Kanhar of class VI.    

In the end, the winners were awarded medals and certificates. Sr. Liby George in her address to the students laid emphasis on the need to participate. She said that it is not important to win. It is participation that makes all the difference. She congratulated her team of teachers and admin Staff of the sports Mr. Santosh Kumar Nayak for a successful Sports Meet.                        Sr. Lima, SJA