Sports Day 2018-19


“The moment of victory is much too short to live for that and nothing else,” said Martina Navratilova, tennis player. Apart from commemorating victories, sports meets also aim at imparting lessons on sportsman spirit and camaraderie to children. Saraswati Vidyalaya High school and Jr. College conducted the much awaited 36 th Annual Sports Meet from 27 th to 29 th November 2018, with great zeal, excitement and frolicsome atmosphere.

The Sports meet commenced on 27 th November 2018 with the Opening Ceremony. The Chief Guest for the Occasion was our very own Ex-Sarasvi Mr. Saurabh Bandopadhya , an International Car Racer .Present on this Occasion were Administrator of the Trust Madam Korde, Principal Mrs. Anita Pinto, Vice-Principal Mrs. Manju Mishra, Co-ordinator Mrs. Meenakshi Bangera.The ceremony began with the impressive Inter-House March Past of the Std IXth students, coupled with some stirring marching music by the band and the adorable Carnival walk by the Nursery, Jr.Kg, Sr.Kg students , followed by the lighting of the Flame by the District and State Level Players of our School. The students entered into the spirit of the occasion in a grand way with the oath being administered by the Sports Captain. The arrival of the Mascot filled the environment with energy and enthusiasm, the mascot for this year’s Sports meet was a “Horse” which signifies Speed, viguor, strength and royalty. An energizing equestrian display by the students of Std II and III set the tone for the rest of the event, followed by Telematch of Std Ist students. The students of std VI and VII presented a rhythmic display on the beats of the drum with their formation of Lord Ganesha. The highlight of the day was the Kabbadi Finals between Senior Godavari and Kaveri house , Std XI and XII and College vs the School team .The winners were Godavari House, Std XI and School team respectively.

On 28 th Nov 2018 the school students of class 5 to 12 competed in various Athletic events such as 100mts, 200mts, 400mts and 1500mts race, relays, Long Jump, Shot put, Javelin throw etc. Once the events began, the air was filled with cheering and tons of encouragement for the young athletes.The students of Junior and Senior House showed their best efforts to win the Tug-of war against their opponents. The Jr.Kaveri and Sr.Ganga House won the Tug-of war amongst the four houses.

At the Closing Ceremony of the sports meet on 29 th November 2018. The Chief Guest for the Programme was The collector of Thane Mr.Rajesh Narvekar. Present on this Occasion were the members of the Trust , Principal, Vice-Principal , Co- ordinator and Principal of Ghodbunder school Mr. Dhavle.The Ceremony began with the Victory March Past, led proudly by the winner Kaveri House. The students of Std IV & V performed a Display which mesmerized the audience with their energetic performance, followed by the Mixed shuttle race by Std V students , students of Std VIII performed some footapping Aerobic moves and showed their excellent balancing skills with different formations of Pyramids. The senior students presented a Mallakhamb Demo, a traditional sport wherein gymnast perform feats and poses which was a treat to the eyes .The most awaited performance of the day was the Lezim performed by Std X & students which left all spellbound .The Chief Guest in his address lauded the Sports Day event and stated that it was perfect and that he could gauge the pains and efforts taken by teachers and students for such flawless presentation. The Principal Mrs Anita Pinto in her address congratulated the winners and even expected maximum participation from students as sports play integral part in allround development of the child. The Chief Guest than gave away medals and trophies to the sports event winners. The best sports Girl was bagged by Triveni Tripathi and Best sports Boy was won by Vedant Wadekar. The winner House was Kaveri and runner up was Godavari House.

The Meet was declared closed by the Chief Guest and the School Flag was handed over to the Principal, by the school Games Captain. The lit flame was put off with the Beating of the Retreat. It was a day filled with sportsmanship, enthusiasm and memories to cherish.

Updated on - Dec 2018