ANNUAL ATHLETIC MEET
“Friendships born on the field of athletic strife are the real gold of competition. Awards become corroded, but friends gather no dust.” Jesse Owens
Delhi Public School, Patna held its Annual Athletic Meet 2018-19 on 24th November, 2018. The purpose behind organising the event is to inculcate the spirit of sportsmanship and devotion for sports among students. Participation in the athletic meet was not a cake walk. There were around hundred participants and each could participate in not more than three events. They had toiled hard to reach the finals after being duly tested in the heats of these events.
The gala event began on a clear morning with the chanting of prayers and rendition of a motivational song which was followed by flag hoisting by the Principal. It was a matter of great pride and honour to witness him unfurl the school flag, which symbolises dedication towards our esteemed institution. The spectators then welcomed the torch bearers, namely Kumari Sangwi, Sanidhya Kumar, Tushar and Harsh Shekhar, whose presence for this honour was justified as they play their respective sports exemplarily. The Annual Athletic Meet 2018 had eight categories of events and a total of thirty-four events. The categories were 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, 110m and 100m hurdle, high jump, long jump, shot put and 100x4 relay.The march past was followed by the oath taking ceremony and finally the Annual Athletic Meet 2018-19 was declared open by the school Principal.
Kumari Sangwi and Harris Khan performed commendably and won gold medals in each event they participated. Prize distribution services were held at the conclusion of each event. The spirit of sport is not only in winning but participating as someone has rightly said, ‘When you win you lead, when you lose you guide’. The day, which was a fun filled fest of laughter, energy and delight indeed ended on a victorious note with all participants emerging winners.