The Annual Sports Day and Prize distribution ceremony was held at SEVAI Shanthi Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Pettavaithalai, Trichy, India. Ms.Xyian Stephen, Admistrative officer introduced the guest of honour from AEM, Mr. Maurice and Mr. Roland. Mrs.Mallika, the Principal of the School welcomes the guests of honour and said that ‘Games are compulsory in every school as physical development along with mental development is essential. Much to the joy of each student the Sports Day is one of the major events in the school. Every year SEVAI Shanthi Matriculation Higher Secondary School celebrates the Sports Day in the month of February. There is a big playground where the event takes place. The preparations are made much in advance. A day earlier the tent is put up. Chairs are arranged in rows along the boundary wall of the ground so that the invited parents and non-participating students can sit and watch the happenings.’
The Chief Guest Mr. Maurice from AEM France unfurled the flag in the presence of Mr. Roland Cremdoss. He gave a short encouraging speech and declared the sports meet open. The function began with the march past of all the participating students in their smart uniform dresses. Then the race began. Our sports teacher blew the whistle for the race to begin and another teacher noted the time with the help of a stop watch. There were 100 metres, 200 metres races. The most interesting race of 50 metres was specially held for the tiny-tots of the school. Everyone enjoyed the scene and cheered the little ones. Funny events like potato race, lemon race, three legged race and sack were a lot of fun.
After this there were the high jump and long jump events. Another exciting event was the tug of war between the students and the teachers. Everyone eagerly watched this new event as students continued to pull hard to win.Mrs.P.Chitra, Project Director, SEVAI declared open the cultural events of the students. Boys enacted thrilling gymnastics and girls and kids performed events of social interest and cultural heritage of Tamilnadu. At the end the Chief Guests from AEM, France distributed the prizes to the winners. Vinod was declared the best athlete of the year. He won four prizes. Mr.Maurice praised al the athletes and congratulated the winners. Refreshments were distributed to all the students and the guests. Sports Day was thus full of fun and excitement. Mr.Kannan Physical Education Director made arrangements for the sports events and Kokila, Prabha and Bhakyalakshimi made elaborate arrangements for sports related cultural events. School Management shared pleasantries among the teachers and taught of the school.