64th SPORTS DAY ‘KHEL UTSAV’
The Air Force School celebrated its 64th Sports Day – “SUSTHITHI-THE WEALTH OF WELLNESS” on 07 December 2019.
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 Guests for the event were Air Marshal Vibhas Pande VSM, Director General (Aircraft) and Mrs Ruchira Pande.
The event witnessed hundred percent participation from Junior School with the heartwarming drills by the little ones. The day started with the Welcome dance ‘ABHINANDANAM’ presented by UKG. Other enthralling presentations were Swasthta-starting early by class I, Badhta Chal-the tafsathon by class II, Swaraksha-the strategy brought alive by class III, Yog-music of the soul by class IV and Sampada-health is the only wealth by class V. In all these drills the message that there is no opportune time or age for one to realize the benefits of healthy living, rang loud and clear.
Other highlights of the day were the Sports report – read out proudly by the Sports Captain (Girl) and the Head Boy, March Past where each house vied for the first position as they marched in crisp synchronization to the tune of the school band along with NCC cadets.
The athletic events included the Balloon Relay Race for class I, Sub Junior Boys 200 m, Junior Girls’ 200 m race, Senior Girls 200 m race and Senior Boys 4x100 m relay.
Speaking on the occasion, Air Marshal Vibhas Pande VSM, Director General (Aircraft) commented on the excellent academic and sporting environment provided to the students. He said that one can feel good only with physical activity. Speaking about the initiative taken by the government in this direction, he stressed on the importance of sportsman spirit.
In her welcome address, Mrs Amita Gupta, Principal, TAFS, said that the effort at school is to integrate physical activities with scholastic subjects. She stressed on the importance of good health, adding that it enhances one’s efficiency and productivity.
Mrs Ruchira Pande gave away the prizes to the winners. As the ground resounded with the proud cheering of the winners, TAFS geared itself for the next year’s sporting activities.
The trophy for March Past was proudly lifted by Katre House while Pratap House stood first in Athletic Events.
The day came to an end with Chief Guest Air Marshal Vibhas Pande declaring the Khel Utsav of the Air Force School closed.