RIS or­ga­nizes sports for peace

Pakistan Observer - - TWIN CITIES - STAFF RE­PORTER IS­LAM­ABAD—

Sports Day is the ma­jor and much an­tic­i­pated event of Roots In­ter­na­tional Schools. This year DHA II Re­gion cel­e­brated the sports week which cul­mi­nated into a The­matic Sports Day cel­e­bra­tions ti­tled “Sports for Peace” on 29th Novem­ber 2014. The two houses Jin­nah and Iqbal com­pris­ing over 400 stu­dents par­tic­i­pated in a va­ri­ety of ath­let­ics and per­for­mance dis­play events. The sports day cel­e­bra­tions were held in the spa­cious play ground of DHA II sec­tor C which was dec­o­rated with flags, ban­ners, bal­loons and bunt­ings high­light­ing the se­lected theme.

The Sports day com­menced with the recita­tion from Holly Qu­ran and its trans­la­tion fol­lowed by Olympic Torch Lit cer­e­mony by the stu­dent coun­cil of sec­tor D cam­pus. Later the stu­dent coun­cil of sec­tor C cam­pus un­furled the na­tional and school flags, all the stu­dents joined them in the na­tional an­them.

The sports pro­gram be­gan with the march past of the stu­dents dressed in smart school sports uni­form. The stu­dents marched past and were greeted with screams and cheers of their par­ents and guests. Se­nior Head­mistress of DHA II Re­gion Mrs. So­bia Aleem dur­ing her open­ing ad­dress high­lighted the im­por­tance of con­duct of sport­ing events along­side aca­demics and ap­prised the par­ents about the launch of spe­cial aca­demic ini­tia­tives like Food & Nu­tri­tion, Eco Learn­ing Ini­tia­tive, Art & De­sign, Nano-tech­nol­ogy etc. She ex­pressed hope that the in­tro­duc­tion of th­ese sub­jects as part of cur­ricu­lum is ex­pected to go a long way in the groom­ing and de­vel­op­ment of stu­dents for their fu­ture life. She em­pha­sized that the se­lec­tion of col­ors, cos­tumes, pre­sen­ta­tion, chore­og­ra­phy and art work is man­i­fes­ta­tion of our teacher’s tal­ent, skill and de­vo­tion to as­signed re­spon­si­bil­i­ties.

The event was an in­ter­est­ing mix of ath­let­ics, gym­nas­tics, karate, mis­cel­la­neous per­for­mance dis­plays and prize dis­tri­bu­tion. The Montes­sori and Ju­nior school stu­dents at­tired in col­or­ful and pretty dresses ren­der­ing dif­fer­ent syn­chro­nized per­for­mances with pre­ci­sion was an amaz­ing sight to watch. The gym­nas­tic, karate and cal­is­then­ics show was breathtaking. A mix of stu­dents from Montes­sori and ju­nior sec­tion pre­sented a Cat Walk demon­strat­ing sig­nif­i­cance of Eco Learn­ing Ini­tia­tive with a view to Save the Earth was craft fully ex­e­cuted and re­ceived thun­der­ous ap­plause by the au­di­ence.

In ad­di­tion “Fa­ther’s Race” and “Mu­si­cal Chair” for moth­ers were also con­ducted and proved very in­ter­est­ing and popular. Strength, en­durance and de­ter­mi­na­tion to win were seen on both the sides.

A feel­ing of ex­cite­ment per­vaded the air as the prize dis­tri­bu­tion cer­e­mony com­menced.

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