The Hyderabad Public School, Begumpet, held its Annual Sports Day on the 18th November, 2016 at the Basalath Jah Stadium from 2 pm onwards. This day saw the culmination of a year’s sporting activity. The stadium came alive as the students gathered to take their respective Houses to greater heights.

The evening began with the March Past led by the Head Boy Master Mohammed Kamil Khan and the Head Girl Miss Aakriti Krishnan. The March Past by all the Houses exhibited high level discipline and dedication.

The Chief Guest, Mr. Ajay Misra, IAS, Special Chief Secretary to Government of Telangana Revenue (CT & Exercise) Department lit the Meet Flame and handed it over to the school Games Captains. The oath taking ceremony was followed by the hoisting of the flags and declaring the Sports Meet open. Balloons in the vibrant colours of the four houses and doves were released into the blue skies to commemorate the most important event of the school.nic_0061

The events for the day included 100m and 4×100m relay races interspersed among these were Olympic Rings – a mesmerizing and colourful drill display by the Primary school students, Calisthenics – an extremely well-synchronised aerobics display by the Middle school boys and a breath taking Yoga display by students of classes 2 to 8. The girls of the middle school performed a drill – Rhythm ’n Aerobics. All drew a hearty applause from the crowd, a fitting appreciation for weeks of hard work. However, the highlight of the day was Piloxing(combination of taekwondo, karate& Kickboxing) a display by the boarders of the school.

As the students’ wild cheers rent the air, the athletes, with grit and determination, raced to achieve victory and glory for their respective houses. The most awaited event of the day, the 100 m Senior Boys & Girls of Texila house being declared as the fastest runners of the school.

The students participated in all the sporting events enthusiastically and left no stone unturned to take their Houses to greater glory and strength.nic_0699

Races were held for ex-HPS eagles as well. It brought back the active sportsmanship in them all.

It was a feast to the eyes to see the teachers and old boys participate in the tug of war against the students.

The evening ended with the closing March Past. After all the houses had assembled the Principal, Mrs. RamandeepKaurSamra, read out an impressive Sports Report and lauded the achievements of the students.

The Chief Guest in his address commended the dedication, devotion and perseverance shown by the students on the field. He exhorted the students to keep the HPS flag flying high. He appealed to the parents to let the children grow through participating in extracurricular activities, a variety of which are pursued at HPS, the cradle for excellence.

This was followed by the prize distribution with children cheering their Houses.  The Nagarjuna House stood first in the March Past whereas the Texila House won the overall shield.nic_0718

This sporting event wouldn’t be anywhere near complete without the coordination, commitment and enthusiasm shown by everyone who did their jobs flawlessly.

This day will indeed be a fond reminder of the fact that ‘The will to win is important but the will to prepare is vital’.