St Joseph's School, Bangalore

Annual Sports Day

September 02, 2023

"Hard days are the best because those are the days when champions are made." The Annual Sports Day is a highly anticipated event in our school, bringing together students, parents, and staff to celebrate athleticism, teamwork, and sportsmanship. The whole school, especially the ground area was decorated and it was feeling like a festival in the school.
Our School celebrated its Annual Sports Day on September 2, 2023, a sunny day. The field was decorated with flags. The former Indian cricketer and Arjuna awardee Mr. Syed Mujtaba Hussain Kirmani, was the chief guest. The chief guest was accompanied by Father Provincial and Father Rector. He was welcomed by our Principal, Vice Principal and coordinators. The chief guest addressed the students, parents, and the staff by emphasizing on the importance of sportsmanship, teamwork, and to follow their dreams. The Sports Meet opened with a March Past by all the four Houses (Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald, and Citrine) of school and the flame lighting ceremony, in which, the torch was lit.
The chief guest appreciated the presence of parents who had come in large numbers to see their children glorify their parents, themselves and their school. He was happy and honored to be a Josephite. He thanked the Joseph's students, the Principal, and the Rector and all the staff members to have honored him on this wonderful, colorful annual Sports Day Celebrations.
The Provincial quoted the great boxer, Mohd. Ali, who had beautifully said, "Champions are not made in the gyms, champions are made from something deep inside them, a desire, a dream, and a vision". He was saying how important it is on a sports day that you have a desire, a dream, and a vision. He also applauded for the chief guest's achievements he has done not only for his school but for the whole country and the world.
The Sports Day featured a variety of exciting events like drill, Karate, Yoga, Taekwondo display, including athletics (100-meters, 200-meters, 400-meters), track, field and team events. Additionally, there were novelty races for boys and girls. Inter Jesuit Competitions and Games for parents, which added an element of fun and entertainment for both participants and spectators.