The tournament started with an impressive inaugural ceremony when the Chief Guests Mr.Yogesh Yadav, who represented India in Asiad Games in shotput, Mr.Jogesh Yadav, 7 times National Player, Arjuna awardee and bronze medal winner in Asiad Games, lighted the ceremonial lamp along with Principal Mrs. Alka Kshatriya. A cultural programme comprising of music, dance and a meaningful street play elicited widespread appreciation after which the tournament was declared open by the Principal.
The school ground had been turned into a battle ground and it was a pleasure watching the efforts of young girls who put in their best to score. The match between Shri Ram School, Gurgaon v/s Montfort School saw neck-to-neck competition; players from Modern School, Vasant Vihar and Vasant Valley School also presented memorable moments. Step By Step School from Noida and DPS, RK Puram also could boast of commendable performance
The Tournament came to an end on 11th August with a grand closing ceremony which included a short cultural programme. The school orchestra was captivating enough to provide entertainment to the players. The nukkad natak ‘Ji jaan se khelo’ which communicated the need to play the game in the spirit of the game, avoiding all sorts of malpractices, was an eye-opener.
The Prize distribution took place in a grand way. The second Runner-up Trophy was claimed by R.D. Rajpal School. The final match between Queen’s Valley and G.D. Goenka, Vasant Kunj was a treat to the eyes with many breath-taking moments. The championship Trophy was lifted by G.D. Goenka School, while the First Runner-up Trophy went to Queen’s Valley School.
The Chief Guest for the occasion, Mr. Devender Jambwal, Associate Member, Basket Ball Federation of India was all praise for the efforts taken by the host school for having organized such a wonderful tournament. He said that the standard of Basketball was raised which could be seen in the quality of the matches. The prize for Best Player was claimed by Gurkiran Wadhawan while Plaksha Solanki, the Best Scorer. The prizes for Best Defender and Most Promising Player went to Ragini Sahi and Mahima Negi of R.D. Rajpal School.