Sports and games are an integral part in the all round development of children in New Horizon Gurukul. Sports teach discipline to students. It develops the spirit of sportsmanship, inculcates the quality of team spirit and fosters leadership qualities in them. With this aim the Annual Sports Meet 2016-17 of New Horizon Gurukul was held on 11January,2017 for the senior classes (V to X) and on 12 January, 2017 for the junior classes (I to IV ),atthe Ground of New Horizon College of Engineering.
The Chief Guest of the occasion was Smt. NirmalaSrinivasan, former Principal New Horizon Public School. The programme was presided over by Dr. Mohan Manghnani, Chairman New Horizon Educational Institution and Ms. Sargam Manghnani, Director New Horizon Gurukul.
The sports day began with the invocation song on Lord Ganesha by the school choir and lighting of the lamp. The sports meet started with a memorable and colourful ceremony. The Chief Guest unfurled the Sports Meet flag. It was immediately followed by the well coordinated march past by the students representing the various houses. After the march past the Chief Guest, inspected the parade. The Chief guest Smt. NirmalaSrinivasan later, handed over the torch to the outstanding sports students of the school, ahead of the torch relay.Next to this, the Chief Guestofficially declared open the sports meet.
Students of Class V started the Sports Meet with a Glittering performance to the tunes of Bazil la lala ,while class VIII put an amazing Yoga display. The whole day was filled with intense track events. The day came to an end with the track events – race and relay. Children from all the four Houses ran their hearts out in order to make their respective House proud.
The studentsof primary classes, on the second day presented marvelous performances likeYoga and drill; they left all the parents awestruck. Again, the whole day flashed by and everyone realized it only when the scores were finally announced. Abhimanyu House made history by not only coming out of the bottom-most position but also by going straight to the top! The places were as follow: Abhimanyu – 1st; Eklavya – 2nd; Arjun – 3rd; Bheem – 4th. Also, Eklavya House had done the best in the Senior March Past.
Overall, towards the end of both the days, all the houses experienced both victories and defeats. All the students left the ground exhibiting true sportsmanship, irrespective of the day’s ups and downs; there were no disappointed faces as everyone knew that participation and having a great time is what truly matters!