For all the don Bosco institutions, catering to the young people, sports has always been an integral part of their curriculum. The much awaited annual day sports of the primary section of Don Bosco Liluah was held on 03 December 2016. Col. S. Ramanathan, Col. (Personnel) graced the occasion as the chief guest. The event commenced with the march past of the different houses being led by the school prefect Sri. Hari Venkatramanan. Then there was the hoisting of the National flag and singing of the National anthem followed by the hoisting of the school flag and proud singing of the school anthem.
The torch relay followed after which the oath was read out by the Vice-Prefect of the school Kush Verma. A welcome address was delivered by the rector of the school Fr. Biji Thomas where he welcomed the chief guest, parents, past pupils, staff and non-teaching staff and the students. The chief guest then addressed the humungous gathering saying that it was indeed his pleasure to be at the school grounds and be a witness to the sportsmanship spirit of the boys and enjoy the hospitality and warmth of the fathers and others present. He made a special mention of the massive grounds that not very many schools in Howrah have. It is indeed God’s blessings that the school has such a big ground.
After this started the various events. The track and field events we happening simultaneously. The tiny tots of classes KG, 1 and 2 participated in various events like, “Sick man’s race”, “choosing your partner” etc. it was a treat to the eyes to see the little ones perform. The track events included 50m, 100, 200m, house relays and the most looked forward to, The Grand Relay. The obstacle race and the tunnel ball also saw zealous participation. The tug-o-war between the different houses was the icing on the cake.
After the events for the students there was a special attraction for the staff and the non-teaching staff as they got to test their adrenalin buzz through participating in races like “Complete the poem” and “50m race” respectively.
The Annual Sports meet 2016 concluded with the final march past with all the houses marching together. This was followed by the vote of thanks by the Vice Principal Fr. Eugine Kujur. Prizes were given away amidst cheering and calling out of the slogans, hip-hip hurrays in the Bosconian spirit. Everyone retire home with joyful songs and a promise to perform even better in the next sports.