Even though I am not a very great enthusiast of games or sports, I just love this day and look forward to it through the year.I also make it a point to attend school on this day every year though I never participate.It is obvious that something is on for, at least for a fortnight before the event, studies are put as if on the hold, except of course for the STDs X and XII.
There are volunteers from the senior children who guide the smaller ones to their respective places and soon all is set as per the plan.
As soon as all is settled, the Chief Guest arrives, and the Principal goes out to receive him/ her.
I do love to watch it all but; I never feel the urge to participate.
We have our Annual Sports every year on the occasion of Basant, when the weather is very pleasant and everyone likes to be out of doors.
In the afternoon, we had races, long and high jumps, discus throw, the javelin throw and putting the shot. The boy who was the first to pick up an orange with his mouth was the winner. Next day our annual sports were reported in the Tribune.
Some fell down and rolled on but they again rose to compete with others. The biscuits were hung a little above the reach of the young competitors. Their futile attempts to jump and take a bite at the biscuits were amusing. At a distance oranges were floating in a tub full of water.
The games and Sports last for about two hours and then comes the most interesting moment of the function – the moment of appreciating the winners by awarding them gifts and prizes, cups and shields.
This is the ultimate moment of pleasure for winners when, amidst loud clapping and shouting of cheers, they get their rewards for their good work – from the Chief Guest.
Victory stands are beautifully done up to make the victors feel proud of being there after the events.
All the children are so well groomed in their white uniforms that, it is a sight to watch and admire.