The Annual Sports Day of our college/ school was held last week. It was held in the “spacious school grounds. The Deputy Commissioner was the chief guest.
A huge “shaman” was pitched on one side of the ground to accommodate guests. The whole play-ground had been decorated with flags, buntings and balloons a day earlier. The separate sections for different events and track boundaries had been drawn with white line. The chief guest arrived in time. He took the salute. The sportsmen and women and O.K. cadets and U.S.A volunteers participated in the march past. Bal Krishna, the best athlete of the school, led the march-past.
The first event was a hundred meter race. It drew a large number of participants. There were three heats. Then started long and high jumps. Simultaneously there were other actions like the Javelin and the Discus throw. The members of the staff who acted as judges were seen moving to and fro along- with coaches and ex-sportsmen of the school.
The events which evoked the greatest interest were the 400 meter race, bicycle race, ‘chat’ race and hurdle race by girls. The spectators went into peels of laughter when they saw boys running sack race. Some boys just fell down and could not move. The tug-of-war between the science and arts faculty members was very interesting. The arts side won the war.
In the events, a few new records of the school were established. In two cases, the students improved upon their own previous records. The last item the musical chairs race in which the guests participated was vied amusing.
The dope read out the achievements of the school in sports during the year. The chief guest gave away prizes to the winners. He highlighted the...