By OUR STAFF REPORTER
Dehradun, 28 Oct: St Joseph’s Academy celebrated its Sports Day on 25 October. The Chief Guest for the day was Bro Jerome, the Community Leader and Director of Patrician College for Women, who hoisted the Olympic Flag, while Principal Bro Jeyaseelan hoisted the School Flag.
The Sports Secretary and Vice-Principal of the school, Bro Binoi, administered the oath to all the athletes. The torch was lit by the Chief Guest and thereafter carried on in a relay by six distinguished athletes of the school. Bro Jerome declared the annual sports meet for the academic year 2019-2020 open.
A series of track events were witnessed in all the categories – Sub Jr, Jr, and Senior – wherein the young Josephites proved their mettle. The Junior School also participated in the track events with full enthusiasm and filled the field with beautiful colours through their fun races. The much awaited 5000 mtr cycle race of senior boys was completed amidst thunderous cheering by the entire school.
The big field of St Joseph’s Academy came alive with all four houses – Donovan, Dooley, Duffy and Bergin marching in perfect synchronisation.
The Chief Guest addressed the gathering, congratulating all the winners and motivating everybody else to accept challenges and perform well.
The following were adjudged the best atheletes: Sub Jr Boys – Spandan Shandilya, Bergin House; Sub Jr Girls- Medhavi S Rawat, Dooley House; Junior Boys – Aditya Mehta, Donovan House; Junior Girls- Shreya Negi, Bergin House; Senior Boys- Rojal Sapkota, Bergin House;
Senior Girls- Anna Jessica, Dooley House.
Pranshu Aggarwal of Bergin House was declared the winner of the Cycle Race.
The Marathon results were: Junior Boys: Gaurang Gausain, Dooley House; Junior Girls: Kshirja Kumar, Donovan House; Senior Boys: Rojal Sapkota, Bergin House; Senior Girls: Avni Rawat, Dooley House. The House Championship was won by Donovan House followed by Dooley House.
The Vote of Thanks was proposed by Bro Binoi, the Vice-Principal.
The Sports Meet culminated with lowering of the Olympic flag and the entire school singing the School Song.