Bangalore 20th December 2018: The nineteenth annual sports day of Vidyashilp Academy was celebrated on the 19th of December, 2018 amidst great mirth, verve, and camaraderie. Dr. Dayanand Pai, Managing Trustee of the School, Mrs. Kalai Selvi, The Head of the School, graced the occasion. The program began with the arrival of official school Mascot, ShilpTusker.
The students displayed a wide array of talent during the sporting events, Yoga, march-past, track events, game depiction exercises, mass P.T. and Taekwondo. They mesmerized the audience with their energy as the proud parents cheered on. Dr. Pai awarded the medals and the certificates to the winners of the various sports events.
The school emphasizes on sports as a curriculum and carries the belief that academics and sports are the building blocks for a child’s development. Sports has been given a strong boost by the Khelo India scheme and other programs and the school has been encouraging this move further.
Speaking on the momentous day Ms. Kalai Selvi, Head of the school, Vidyashilp Academy said, ”It was overwhelming to see our children participate in the day’s events. The tantrums they threw, and the multiple excuses they offered to avoid practice sessions never came in the way of offering their best for the day. The little feet’s marching, waves of smiles extending from one corner to the other, the tough taekwondo moves, the flexible yoga postures, perseverant racing and celebrations was certainly a feast to the eyes. The self-esteem boost for those who had their medals dangling and the resilience build for those who couldn’t make it this time will go a long way in nurturing the soft skills of our children. KUDOS to our kids and our Coaches!
Mr. Uday Kumar, Lead Educator, Vidyashilp Academy said,” Thank you, Dr. Dayanand Pai, for taking time from your busy schedule to honor us with your presence here today. I extend my gratitude to all those who work alongside. In his speech, the lead educator reiterated the necessity of sports and sportsmanship in this competitive world and appreciated the endeavors of the students and their accomplishments”.
The best march – past trophy and the overall champion trophy was awarded to Nalanda house. The sports Day ended with the National Anthem.