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    Sportsmanship involves fair and honest play, courteous relations and graceful acceptance of results. Sport meets aim at imparting lessons on sportsmanship and camaraderie to children. The playground of St. Jude’s School was filled with an atmosphere of zest, euphoria and frolic on the 28th of October, 2017 as the School celebrated its ‘23rd Annual Sports and PT Display’. The event was streamed first times live on YouTube. The occasion was graced by the Chief Guest Mr. Stephen Da’Costa, Principal, The Frank Anthony Public School, New Delhi. The arrival of the Chief Guest raised the spirit of one and all and added much charm to the occasion. Present on this occasion were Mr. R.V. Gardner, President, St. Jude’s School and Principal, St. Thomas’ College, Mrs. V.R. Gardner, Principal, St. Jude’s School, Ms. Michelle Gardner, Vice Principal, St. Jude’s School, Mr. A.K. Pundir, Principal, Constancia School, Mr. David Hilton, Principal, Hilton’s School and other esteemed guest. ‘Celebrating Differences’ was the theme for the 23rd Annual Sports & PT Display. We feel it is the need of the hour. Mankind’s rich heritage, cultures, cuisines and languages must be celebrated. The four house enclosures were decked up with multi-coloured decorations. The 3D flowers, posters, images of athletes were a feast for the eyes. The athletes in their sports kits and the marching squads in enviable crisp white and house shirts lined up before the arrival of the Chief Guest. Todays grand event began with a spectacular carnival by the students of Classes III – XII. They showcased multi-culturalism through costumes, culture and dances. The Senior Squads of the four house marched in perfect coordination. They were led by the School Head Boy Ritik Taneja and Head Girl, Rashika Malik. The marching contingents were closely watched by an esteemed panel of judges. This was followed by a splendid Yoga display that saw the Yogis of St. Jude’s invoking a prayer for world peace through various Aasnas. It was a magnificent sight to behold. The energizing exercise drills set the tone for the rest of the events. The P.T. Display by Class III showcased the beauty of our National Bird ‘Peacock’ which symbolizes new beginning, eternal life, nobility and holiness. The Students of Classes IV and V took the spectators to the land of the rising sun – Japan through their P.T. drill display with Fans. The students of Classes VI – VIII presented an energetic aerobic drill to the exhilarating tune of ‘Tour the World’. The peppy music invigorated everyone’s spirit. The theme for the PT display was ‘Celebrating Differences’. The races began and the air was filled with cheering and encouragement for the young athletes. The students competed Class wise and House wise in various events including obstacles races, flat race, skipping for firls, 100 mts, 200 mts and mixed shuttle relay. This was followed by the Inter School Mixed Relay for the participants from Senior School who battled to win the race. The first place was won by St. Jude’s School. St. Thomas’ College came second. The Pyramid formation by the four Houses mesmerised the spectators and our Karate children performed brilliantly. The excitement increased ten folds with a Tug-O-War between Howard and Gardner House. Khanna House emerged powerful and victorious. A spectacular Grand Finale concluded the events of the day. The Grand Finale was dedicated to our Patron Saint, St. Jude’s. It was a dazzling display of dance and music. Students who have made St. Jude’s proud by their performances at the Inter School, District and State Level ran on the track with a torch that was handed to our Principal, Mrs. V.R. Gardner. The proud winners were honoured by Mrs. Sandra Da’Costa with medals and trophies. With a massive tally of medals, Khanna House proudly, lifted the Cock House Trophy. The Chief Guest in his address motivated our students to acknowledge and appreciate their Competitors. He emphasized the participation of students in Sporting activities which he believes are important for the overall development of the individual. A vote of thanks was proposed by Mrs. V.R. Gardner, Principal, St. Jude’s School. This sports day added another plume to the cap of St. Jude’s School as positive energy continues to reverberate in the heart of the School Community.

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