Shanti Gyan International School (SGI) celebrated the Annual Sports Day “URJA” on 28th January 2018. It was an event to celebrate schools active participation in Sports and to create awareness of the significance of sports in our daily lives. The program was inaugurated by the Chief Guest Mr. Shushil Kumar Solanki, Olympian, Indian wrestler, recipient of Arjuna Award, Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award along with Arjuna awardee Miss. Asha Agarwal, Deputy Director of Education sports, Directorate of Education, Govt.of NCT Delhi, Dr. C.B. Mishra, CBSE Mentor & Principal Presidium School Ashok Vihar, Mr. Harish Chandra SHO,Police Station Chhawla & Prof. Rajesh Sharma M.D & SMBRS.
The idea of “URJA” is to felicitate the energetic achievements of our students and to motivate the students to imbibe discipline, compassion and zeal for playing sports. The program unfolded with welcoming the honourable chief guest & other guests of honour, followed by the Lamp lighting ceremony. The students of the school honoured Chief Guest with a power packed “March past” & salutation by NCC Cadets followed by the “Oath taking” ceremony.
“Young and innovative minds reside in an active and energetic body”, this was clearly evident in the show as students performed various dance & other art forms namely Krishna dance embarking on an auspicious story of Krishna Leela which edified the lord Krishna killing the snake demon and Kans Vadh. Yoga Performance which was inspiring send a strong message to keep our body fit keeping our mind and soul at peace. Aerobics & Zoomba dance which amused us at the same time enlightened us about an updated workout regime. The program also included various sports events and races for mothers and fathers also.
SGI strongly believes in building the bond between school and parents which is evident of Volunteer Involvement Program, in which parents contribute in a big way. The school Principal, Dr Rishi Khurana thanked the parents for participating and showing their support in a warm and zealous manner. Further there was a prize distribution ceremony which played an imperative role in treasuring the student’s achievements in sports and their participation.
The Chief Guest Mr. Sushil Kumar, extolled Dr. Rishi Khurana for his commendable endeavours and executing “URJA the Annual Sports Day” on a grand level in the wake of creating awareness and the significance of sports in the lives of the students and balancing along with academics for encouraging them to have a wide career prospective and spreading this message throughout the nation and he also encouraged the 33 National Players, students of the school, who have represented different sports at National Level. The Guest of Honour, Arjuna Awardee Mrs. Asha Agarwal also emphasized on the value of discipline and hard work in the life of student and sportsperson. All the dignitaries present on the occasion congratulated the school students for their performance on the programme.
The school Principal, Dr. Rishi Khurana showed gratitude to the Chief Guest & Guests of honour by felicitating them with school mementos for gracing the event with their esteemed presence and by inspiring & motivating students.