Mangaluru: The Annual Sports Meet of St Agnes PU College was held on Jan 13 on the college grounds upholding the aspects of sporting events. BP Dinesh Kumar, DCP, Crime and Traffic, D.K was the Chief Guest of the day.
Ms Venizeia Annie Carlo, Alumna was the Guest of Honour. Sr Dr Lydia Fernandes A C – Superior & Joint Secretary, St Agnes Institutions, Sr Norine Dsouza A-C – Principal, Sr Janet Sequeira A-C – Vice Principal, Jayashree – Physical Director, Ravi Bhat – PTA Vice President, Jane Saldanha, PTA Joint Secretary, Members of the PTA Executive Committee, teaching and support staff graced the occasion.
During the inaugural ceremony, Nicole Mathias, the sports secretary received the college flag from the Principal, Sr Norine and led the ceremonial march past to the rhythmic beats played by the college band led by Manasa. The NCC Army & Air-wing along with 22 teams marched in harmony signifying discipline and self-control. This splendid march past was judged by Bhavya – Physical Education teacher, St Agnes High School, Suraj – Physical Education teacher, Canara CBSE School and Pradeep – Physical Education teacher, SDM CBSE School, Ashok Nagar during which the chief guest Dinesh Kumar received the salute of honour from the marching teams.
Olivia Patrao, Lecturer in Economics introduced Dinesh Kumar, the Chief-Guest and the gathering thereafter, Jayashree introduced the marching teams to the esteemed guest after which the college flag was hoisted. Dinesh Kumar in his address motivated the students to be confident, positive and display the spirit of sportsmanship. He appreciated the college band and marching teams for their disciplined and synchronized marching. He exhorted everyone to work towards creating a covid – free environment.
Ms Venizeia Carlo who won the 2021 Open, Sub Junior & Masters Asian Classic & Equipped Powerlifting and Benchpress Championship, Istanbul, Turkey was proudly felicitated by the college on this occasion. This was followed by the torch relay where the national and international level players along with Nicole, the Sports Secretary handed over the Olympic torch to Dinesh Kumar after which he declared the Annual Sports Meet, 2021-22 of St Agnes PU College open. Sr Dr Lydia Fernandes and the other dignitaries released the balloons to mark the occasion. The teams entered into a spirit of true sportsmanship with the oath being administered by Nicole Mathias.
The inaugural programme was compered by Sheryl Sequeira and Abra Ameer while Riona proposed the vote of thanks.
Thereafter, the events of the day began and all the students actively participated in the sporting extravaganza with zeal and enthusiasm.
The closing ceremony was held in the evening. Sharol Chrissel Dsouza welcomed the gathering. The winners of the various events were awarded by Sr Norine, the Principal. II PUC PCMB – ‘C’ batch was awarded the Runners – Up trophy and the overall championship was bagged by I PUC PCMC/E/S – ‘D’ Batch. The Annual Sports Meet was then declared closed by the Principal. The college flag was then lowered respectfully and was handed over to the Principal. Vismaya compered the valedictory programme and thanked all those who had toiled for the success of this Sports Meet. The spectacular day came to a close with the rendering of the National Anthem.