Mangaluru: It was a bright day and the sun shone brightly as the pupils took part in Kindergarten and Primary Section Annual sports day on 12 October 2023 in the school grounds.
The students were all prepped up for an energetic event, the Sports Week Finale for the KG and Primary Section. It was a delight to have the parents in attendance to support the budding athletes.
Sports day started with a heartwarming prayer song followed by an invigorating mass drill presentation by class 4 and 5 students, who were wearing white and silver bandanas representing purity of heart and mind the children possess and acclaiming that “ our Alma Mater is twenty-five years old, celebrating silver jubilee,” The students of classes 1, 2, and 3 and the little angels of Kindergarten and nursery danced in tune to the rhythm of the music exhibiting harmony and unison in their movement and spirit.
The president of the event, Rev. Dr J B Saldanha, Manager, of Lourdes Central School was filled with awe at the team spirit and sportive behaviour of the students. He also narrated a real-life incident of the specially-abled students who participated in the race and helped each other to reach their goals.
The chief guest of the day, Chhaya Chaturvedi, delivered a befitting speech which made the spectators rush to her to answer a few mind-boggling questions on fitness and a healthy body.
Fr. Robert Dsouza, Principal Lourdes Central School, Vice Principals, Belita Mascarenhas and Anita Thomas, and PTEC members Anita Cutinha and Nishitha Fernandes were all elated to distribute prizes to the sports winners of the Kindergarten and Primary Sections.
The sports conveners Thriveni and Anita Pinto along with the school band were at their best beat and the staff of LCS along with the emcees for the day, Pranamya, Pritika, Maven and Eesah were on their toes to make this finale an astounding success. PE instructor cum convener Anita Pinto delivered the vote of thanks. The sports week finale concluded with the school anthem.