The much awaited Closing Ceremony of the 16th Annual Sports Meet was held on Saturday, 3rd November, 2018 in St. Paul’s International School, Kalamassery with great excitement.
The much awaited Closing Ceremony of the 16th Annual Sports Meet was held on Saturday, 3rd November, 2018 in St. Paul’s International School, Kalamassery with great excitement. The Guest of Honour was Mr. Ashokarajan. K (MCPO II PT, The Chief Coach of the Naval Athletics Team).The National Athlete, Mr. Shijil was also present in the function.
The day started off with the a prayer song by the SPIS choir. The programme began with the Principal of the School, Mr. K.V.George welcoming the esteemed gathering. The Director of the School, Rev. Dr. Douglas Pinheiro gave out the Presidential Address .The Chief Guest, Mr. Ashokarajan. K. addressed the students and told the students to participate in all the games. The National Athlete, Mr. Nishil was also present.
The Chief Guest, Mr. Ashokarajan K. ,the Director of the School, Rev. Dr. Douglas Pinheiro and the Principal of the School, Mr. K.V.George took the salute of the impressive March Past of the students coupled with some stirring marching music by the SPIS Band.
The March Past was led by the School Captain, Abhinanda. G. Maheira and the Vice-Captain, Sohail Sanjay. The Four Houses namely-The Alps House was led by the Captains- Gourishankar. R and Treasa Mariya and the Vice-Captains by Milan George and Jessica. The Andes House was led by the Captains- B.S Sabarish and Vaibhavi. G. Rao and the Vice-Captains by Navya Vijay and P. U. Pranav. The Atlas House was led by the Captains- Neeraj and Merin Jai and the Vice-Captains by Justin George and Anagha Biju. The Himalaya House was led by the Captains- Sarath .K. Ajith and Ann Mary Helen and the Vice-Captains by Alisa Mariam and Alfred Thomas.
The audience next witnessed various display performances that made way for the highly awaited athletic events of the SPIS students. The skating display mesmerized the audience with their energetic performances. After the formal function, the students were engaged in the assorted sports events.
Fun time for the parents and the staff members added to the enjoyment. Two events were conducted for them namely Skipping Race for the Gents and Dragging the ball with hoolahoops for the Ladies.
Mr.Babu. C, the parent of Keerthana of VI-A, bagged the first prize and Mr. Santosh Panicker, the parent of Sanjana of VII-A, bagged the second prize for the Skipping Race for Gents and Mrs. Collen. M. J, the parent of Alyza of VII-A and Alton of V-A, bagged the first prize and Mrs. Sony.S. H,the parent of Thanmaya of III-B, bagged the second prize for Dragging the ball for ladies.
Dragging the ball was conducted for the staff members of SPIS. Surya Francis won the first prize for the Ladies Category and Mr. K. V.George, the Principal of the School won the First Prize for the Gents Category.
The winners were awarded with medals by the Chief Guest, Mr. Ashokarajan K, and the National Athlete, Mr. Shijil, the Director of the School, Rev. Dr. Douglas Pinheiro and the Principal of the School, Mr. K.V.George. The School Captain, Kumari, Abhinanda .G. Maheira delivered the Vote of Thanks. The programme came to an end with the National Anthem by the SPIS choir.