For a little over 10 yrs, DPGA has retained the top position in the ‘International Schools’ arena and this was further proved by the students and teachers on the 10th Annual Sports Meet 2016-2017. This Sports Day held on 23rd December, by the students of Grades 1 to 12 was unique in nature. The lush green Astroturf was filled with an exhilarating atmosphere which included not only the zeal and excitement of the students but also their grit and determination to win for their houses and for themselves. Above all of this an Olympian graced the occasion with her presence as the Chief Guest, Ms. Ayonika Paul, a Pillaite in the true sense, is the world number 7 shooter, representing India in the recent Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro in 2016. The students welcomed her and the parents with a prayer song and a welcome dance.
The student council along the head boy and head girl and the sports captain led their house squads in the march past, following a well-trained march band of students.
The relays and races followed and with the Christmas season kicking in, the little elves and Santas couldn’t be left behind. Glamour and pomp were added by the cheer leaders and carol singers for the participants.
Holistic development comes about when the students participate in the activities outside the classroom. This holds true to the extended activities that the students of DPGA take part in everyday after class. A display of these activities like karate, yoga, table-tennis, chess, football, cricket, basketball etc. showcased the development of skills and talents of the students and the strenuous efforts of the teachers. Parents’ excitement increased ten folds with a tug of war between fathers and mothers. The students received medals at the hands of the chief guest and the schools management. The students were further motivated by the mes me rising speech by Ms. Ayonika Paul, directing them towards achieving the best in life. This sports day added another plume to cap of DPGA as the positive energy continues to reverberate in the heart of the School Community.
The Early Years Annual Sports Day of Dr. Pillai Global Academy was held on 17th December, 2016 at the school ground. The event was marked by a string of spectacular performances presented by the students who were brimming with enthusiasm and sportsmanship. As a mark of Gratitude and respect towards the services rendered by them for the entire community, DPGA invited the Police Squad to grace the occasion.
The march past by the houses exhibited discipline and hardcore practice by the little ones. The long awaited event showcased the prayer song, a welcome dance, lighting the torch, releasing the balloons by the Deputy CEO of the school – Mrs. Sharda Sharma and declaring the meet open. This was followed by the march past, ribbon display, hula-hoops display, dumbbells display etc. Cheerleaders and carol singing performances by the primary and secondary students was followed by the different final races. The races included themes of Christmas, animals, cycling, treasure hunt, etc. Sports equipment’s like football, hula-hoops, nets, hurdles, mats and cones used for the races added to the vibrant colours. The prizes to the winners were given away by the Management and the Chief Guest – Inspector Gaikwad from the Police Department. The event ended with a tug of war among the parents which was enjoyed to the fullest. The winning team received prizes from the management.
The event came to an end leaving thrilling memories in the hearts of each and every one present there.
We at Dr. Pillai Global Academy believe that sports and games help not only in improving physical fitness but also inculcating sportsmanship, leadership and competitive spirit among the students. With an aim to achieve this, the 8th Annual Sports Meet was organized on Monday, 21st December 2015.
The hoisting of the school flag marked the start of this event. Unity and coordination was visible in the march past display. Students took an oath to abide by the rules and regulations and compete like a true sportsman. The meet was declared open marking the start of the races such as obstacle race, skipping race and 100m race. The students competed with zeal and ardour striving to win glory for themselves and their houses.
The trophy for the best march past was won by the Lincoln House (Red). The Gandhi house (Green) dominated the Relays by winning in all categories. The winner for Tug of War for both the juniors and seniors was Churchill House. (Blue).
The event ended leaving behind the memory of the outstanding display of athletics shown by the students. Our students proved that winners win, winners lose, but most importantly winners play.