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Annual Athletic Meet - 2019

The Annual Athletic Meet of St Joseph’s Indian Primary and High School was held on the 10 th of August, 2019. The chief guest for the Inauguration Ceremony was Mr. Nithin Thimmaiah, an International Hockey Player, a recipient of Ekalavya Award and an Alumnus of the institution. The chief guest for the Valedictory Ceremony and Prize distribution was Padma Shree Dr. Syed M H Kirmani, an International Cricket Player and an Alumnus of the Institution. Mr. Felix D’Souza, the Retired Assistant Director of Sports Authority of India, Bengaluru was the Guest of Honour. The event was presided over by Rev Fr Leo Periera SJ, Rector of St Joseph’s Indian Institutions. Rev Fr Henry Saldanha SJ, the Principal of St Joseph’s Indian High School and Sr Jain Benitta, the Headmistress of St Joseph’s Indian Primary and Middle School were also present.
The program was inaugurated by the arrival of the chief guests with the VIP call by the band. The chief guests unfurled the school flag to the tune of the school anthem. This was followed by a magnificent display of March Past by the Athletes. After the prayer song the chief guest Mr. Nithin Thimmaiah was introduced by the School Pupil Leader and was honored by the heads of the institutions. Mr. Nithin Thimmaiah addressed all the athletes and inaugurated the athletic meet. The oath was administered by the Chief Guest followed by the lighting the Olympic torch. A colourful display of Zumba was presented by the children of primary school which was followed by a vote of thanks by the Deputy School Pupil Leader.
Various athletic events were conducted for the students of Primary School, Middle School and High School, staff and parents. The high school finalists of the athletic events participated in 200m race, Shot Put, 1 km Walk, 4x 100m relay race and tug of war. Prizes for the winners of all the events were presented simultaneously throughout the program.
The Closing Ceremony of the program was held through displays of synchrony and celebration were performed by the students of Primary School, Middle School and High School which was followed by a March Past by the athletes. The chief guest Padma Shree Dr. Syed M H Kirmani and Mr. Felix D’Souza were introduced and honored after which they addressed the gathering. Prizes were distributed to the winners of various events including. Special prizes were distributed to the parents and the staff who too participated in the special events organized in their honour. After the formal vote of thanks, the Athletic Meet was declared closed for the academic year 2019-20.