28th Annual Sports Day - SAMANVAY celebrated at DPS, Bokaro

The eagerly awaited eventful day of the session, 28th Annual Sports Day - SAMANVAY, started brightly with the fresh morning breeze and warm Sun rays. The entire school was exuberant with vigour and vivacity as the sportive Dipsites geared up perfectly for the show.

The Chief Guest, Rai Mahimapat Ray, IAS, Deputy Commissioner, Bokaro, graced the occasion with his charismatic presence. He was greeted with a bouquet and a melodious rendition of welcome song followed by the school song. The welcome address was presented by the Head-Boy, Ankit Jha. The School flag was hoisted by the Chief Guest, escorted by the Director and Principal, Dr. Hemlata S. Mohan. Sandip Kumar, Commissioner, Chas Municipal Corporation was also present of the occasion. This was followed by the synchronized and rhythmic march past presented by the Six houses - Sutlej, Chenab, Jamuna, Jhelum, Raavi, Ganga to the tunes of the School band, ably playing "Saare Jahan Se Accha..."

All the six houses took the oath of sportsmanship administered by Rajat Gupta, Sports Secretary. Thereafter the ceremonious torch was lit to solemnize the opening of the event. A magnificent field display was presented by 450 students of classes VI and VII which enthralled the audience. The drill depicted communal harmony and emphasized the significance of the words 'SABKA-SAATH-SABKA-VIKAAS'. Togetherness and brotherhood leads to progress and prosperity. To add galore to the programme, the students of Deepansh Shiksha Kendra presented a theme based dance highlighting the campaign- Save Water. This was followed by a colourful dance by the students of senior wing, on the theme Swacch Sanatan. Both these dance presentations were truly blissful and mesmerizing and the chief guest made a special mention of them in his speech. He showered his appreciation for the magnificent march past and emphasized the importance of games and sports in the life of a student. He admitted that he had the privilege of being a part of an Annual Sports Meet after 13 long years and added that he took a keen interest in sports and sincerely felt that education is incomplete without sports. He urged the students to actively participate in sports as it adds to the glory of the state as well as the nation. He stressed that hard work and sincerity is the mantra of success. He complimented the Director & Principal, Dr. Hemlata S. Mohan for conscientious efforts to uphold the potentials of the students. Thereafter the Chief Guest officially announced the sports day 'Open' with the release of balloons.

The Chief guest felicitated the winners of various events with medals and certificates. The sports edition of the school E-newsletter - Zenith was also released on the occasion. The vote of thanks was proposed by the other head boy, Krishna Kanhaiya Tikmani. A commendable job was done by the compere, Pratyush Kumar Shandilya, Ankita Singh, Merlin Nikita and Soham Mohanty who knit the intricate web of events with a touch of perfection. The eventful day became special with the participation of teachers and other staff members in a race exhibiting their vigour and vitality. The grand event was declared closed with the declaration of result which placed Raavi House on the first position, Sutlej House in second while Jhelum House in the third position. The Director & Principal in her concluding address appreciated the co-scholastic department as well the students for a commendable job in making the Sports Day a grand success. She hoped that the sports day becomes special with a display of spirit of participation and sportsmanship in future.


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