Red Roses Celebrate Annual Sports Day
Marking the completion of 40 years of the school’s inception, Red Roses Public School, Saket celebrated its Annual Sports Day –‘Udaan’ in the grounds of Thyagraj Stadium. The brilliant sun seemed to bless the ‘roses’ as they bloomed in their red and white sports uniform and item-wise costume for a remarkable display of talent, to glorify the single-minded devotion of Founder -Principal and now Director Mrs. K. Nayyar. The occasion was graced by chief guest Prof. V.S. Rao, Vice-Chancellor, NIIT University, guest of honour Mrs. Jyoti Arora, member, Governing Body, CBSE, special invitees Maj. Gen. Dilawar Singh (R), formerly Regional Director of Education Mrs. Renu Sharma, and Principal sister school, Palam Vihar Mrs. Ritu Bedi, members of the school Trust, managing committee and Parent Teacher Association. Principal of the host school Dr. Anuradha Mehta welcomed the guests and presented the annual report.
A melodious welcome song by the choir group was followed by lighting of the torch by the five promising athletes of our school. March Past by the smartly dressed contingents of the four school Houses set the tone as they moved past the ‘Salami Manch’ with their synchronized steps, raising the spirit of the spectators to the accompaniment of zestful music of the Band reverberating in the atmosphere. After the oath ceremony, the Meet was declared open by the chief guest.
100% participation in the track events by the students of classes III-IX & XI, saw many newly introduced races to enthrall the audience like caterpillar race, germination of seed, necking the ball, breaking the pyramid, monster race, friendship and shoebox race, marbles on the plate, centipede and ‘matki’ races, to name a few.
Musical yoga, styles in skating, dance presentation by the pre-school & pre-primary students on ‘Khele Ga India, Badhe Ga India’; bamboo drill by students of classes I & II; ‘dangal ‘ dance by Neev – ‘where innocence will get a strong foothold’ students signifying the empowerment of girl child, awesome skipping techniques and enthralling folk dance performances kept the audience glued to their seats , mesmerized with the magic spell cast upon them. The ‘chunni drill’ with colourful display of a variety of formations, karate with unarmed defence techniques and jumping through the ring of fire, air-pistol shooting (introduced for the first time) with none of the eight students missing their target, were truly a viewer’s delight and a treat to watch. While the heart yearned for still more, Pyramid as the ‘Grand Finale’ with display of different formations by the ‘dare-devils’ left everyone speechless and spellbound.
Mrs. Jyoti Arora, Principal Mt. Abu Public School expressed her delight at the skill and perfection with which the students presented the items. Maj. Gen. Dilawar Singh (retd.), Director General NYKS exhorted the students to live for others, build strength of character and put nation first.
The occasion also saw contribution of a cheque of Rs. 2,09,333/- collected by the ‘red roses’ to Mrs. Anupama Dutta, Regional Head of Helpage India. Three students of our school who collected the maximum amount were recognized for their philanthropic deed. Besides, the school awarded scholarship and trophies to 27 students for excellence in academics, sports and 100% attendance for five and three years consecutively in addition to the award of medals to the winners of the track events. While Daisy House walked away with the ‘Best House’ trophy in sports events, Lotus House bagged the trophy for Marchpast. Mr. Ratandeep Rathi – who has been training Red Roses in karate since the birth of the school for 40 years, HOD Sports Mr. Anish Sehrawat – covering 50 km daily to reach school and PTI Mrs. Suneeta Gusain for successfully organizing the show, Mrs. Charu and Mrs. Indira for coordinating the events, and eight teachers for giving excellent result in CBSE X & XII were suitably rewarded.