Sports Valediction Day Report
Sports can create hope where once there was only despair.
It is more powerful than governments in breaking down racial barriers.
It laughs in the face of all types of discrimination. - Nelson Mandela
Champions aren’t made in the gym. But they are from something they have deep inside them – a desire, a dream, and a vision. We in Queen Mira International School have identified the dreams and visions of the children and have given them a platform to emerge as champions.
As we know sports is not an event to be done on one single day and it is a year long process, the day was celebrated as Sports Valediction day rather calling it as Sports Day. Though the Sports fever started long ago with various competitions and matches, the actual heat was felt on the 21st and 22nd of March.
The first day was for the Kindergarten and the Primary school with around hundred and fifty prize winners who had battled hard to add up credit to their own names as well as to their Houses. The prize winners of the Mom and Me Season 2 were also recognized and appreciated with a certificate.
Day 2 was for the higher grades (grade VI to Grade X) with again around hundred and fifty prizes. As a culmination of the Sports events, the Edusports Premier League (EPL)-Football for boys and Throw ball for girls were conducted on 19th and 21st of March respectively. The Winners and the Runners of the same were honored along with the other prize winners. Though the event started in the evening in a cool arena, we could sense the heat raising up as the children were eagerly waiting to get the overall trophy.
Sports do not build character. They reveal it.
The young leaders of QMIS were the perfect examples of it. They did encourage and motivate each other and exhibited their sportsmanship in all possible occasions.
QMIS always takes immense care in choosing the right person for occasions. So that it would benefit both the guest as well as the audience. This mega event had brought in two great personalities, Colonel Ujjal Singh, Officer Commanding of 7th Battalion NCC, Tamil Nadu on Day 1 and Mr Ranjith Kumar, Paralympics athlete who has added 10 gold medals, 5 Silver medals and 7 Bronze medals to his accolades on Day 2. Both the Special invitees proved to be a great source of inspiration and motivation for the children. They did speak about sportsmanship and fair play that are very much essential for any sports person.
Our children who always fantasize to be the reel hero’s were awestruck looking at the Real Life Hero’s and felt a sense of pride when receiving the awards from them. This really did add on feathers to their cap.
Going by the quote” Sports serve Society by providing vivid examples of Excellence”, we at QMIS had taken our first step towards it.