SPORTS DAY ‘KHEL UTSAV’
The Air Force School celebrated its 63rd Sports Day “Mama Samsaaram”on 15 December 2018.
The sports ground at TAFS reverberated with the enthusiastic sounds of drills, march past and relays under the warmth of the winter sun. This celebration was the culmination of the year round sporting activities. The Chief Guest for the event was Air Vice Marshal D Choudhury AVSM VM VSM, ACAS (Insp) and Mrs. Vyjayanthi Choudhury.
The event witnessed hundred percent participation from Junior School with the heartwarming drills presented by the little ones from classes I-V. The dances were Welcome Dance - Abhinandanam, Harit Vasundhara-the green world, IDA-the virtual connection, Maanavta-religion of humanity, Samaabhaavam- equality for all, Ullasotsav-a celebration of childhood.
Each drill transported the enraptured viewers to the theme of the day, showcasing the importance of joyful learning. Other highlights of the day were the Sports report – read out proudly by the school’s Sports Captains, march past where each house- Subroto, Arjan, Latif, Katre and Pratap vied for the first position as they marched in crisp synchronization to the tune of the school band along with NCC cadets.
The school band consisting of 25 student members was led by Harsh Kumar Jha, playing the drums, cymbals and bagpipes. They enthralled the guests with their synchronized performance, playing the very popular drummers’ call, Gujrati garba beats and the very well known patriotic song “Yeh Hai Naya Hindustan”.
Athletic events like sub junior girls 200 m race, senior boys 200 m final, junior girls and junior boys 4x200 meters relay- (final) kept the adrenaline running.
Speaking on the occasion, Air Vice Marshal D Choudhury commented on the excellent academic and sporting environment provided to the students. He said that one should enter the sports field with the determination to win and should accept victory or defeat with graciousness. Highlighting the benefits of sports, he said that participation is important, not the thought of winning or losing.
In her welcome address, the Principal, Mrs Amita Gupta said that at TAFS, the effort is to create a world where every child gets a clean and green space and enjoys childhood along with learning the lives’ lessons.
Mrs. Vyjayanthi Choudhury gave away the prizes to the winners. As the grounds resounded with the proud cheering of the winners, TAFS geared itself for the next year’s sporting activities.
The Vote of Thanks was given by the Headmistress of the Junior Wing, Mrs Deepa Krishnan.
The event came to an end with Chief Guest Air Vice Marshal D Choudhury declaring the 63rd Khel Utsav of the Air Force School close. Everybody rose to the tune of national anthem.