Lakshmipat Singhania Academy celebrated ‘Sports Week’ from the 22nd of November to the 28th. Throughout the week, several activities were carried out and events were held for the students. These included a mix of general activities in the morning assembly as well as specific projects conducted by the students.
On the first day, there was a demonstration of several asanas and Yogic exercises during the morning assembly. There was a health talk immediately after this, which enlightened the students about the benefits of exercise in everyday life and the significance of a healthy body.
The second day’s affairs started with a debate on the motion ‘Games and Sports should be made compulsory in the school curriculum’. Two students of Class 12, Arkapravo Roy and Sabarno Sinha spoke for and against the motion respectively. While one highlighted how sports was necessary in the pursuit of a healthy lifestyle, the other gave light on the consequent deduction in academic time. The debate was followed by a speech by Principal Madam who motivated the students to exercise regularly so as to lead a healthy and fulfilling life.
The third day was the most interesting of all, and had a plethora of activities. As technology and physical fitness converged, the level of fitness of students was tested and their physical capability assessed through the Khelo India App, which was recently launched by the Honourable Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, under his ‘Fit India’ campaign. The initiative of the school did not exclude the budding artists for a Poster Making Competition was organized as well. Colours, brushes and slogans came to a confluence for the theme: Fit Body-Fit Mind-Fit Environment.
On the fourth day, the bodies of the students were further subjected to tests of flexibility and physical fitness as many of them got involved in unconventional exercises such as dance, aerobics and karate.
As the baton of physical fitness was passed to the next day, a nail-biting Sports Quiz was held for all the students. It received a grand participation and students were most enthusiastic throughout to know more about the sports that is a part of general knowledge as well as the importance of physical activity and maintaining a good physique.
The week concluded with an all-encompassing activity which sought to help all people realize the importance of sports, games and physical exercise in their everyday lives. A competition was held for the students, staff and parents on the school which made them participate in some traditional and regional games of India that many of them had played as children. The Sports Week concluded on a happy note, as every person involved with the school was drawn into a collective consciousness about the importance of sports. The success of the initiative was marvelously exhibited in the form of increased awareness of, involvement in and curiosity about physical exercise.
Event: Inter-School Table Tennis Competition
Venue: Future Campus
Organized By: Future Campus
Participants: Students of Class VIII
Highlight: This was the first time that the students played outside the school. They learned a lot from the other players.
Organized By: Gujarat Chess Association
Participants: Students of Classes IV – VI
Highlight: It was a good learning experience for the students.
Shreeyash Kejriwal secured 18th Rank in India , Jain secured 25th position and Yug Desai secured 42nd position.
Venue: Open House
Organized By: Bengal Chess Association
Participants Students of Class II
Highlight: Under 7 Girls – Aarya Beria was ranked 6th in Bengal, Under 7 Boys – Bhavya Dhandhania was ranked 13th in Bengal
Event: 8th National School Under 9 Chess Championship
Venue: Raipur Chattisgarh
Organized By: Raipur District Chess Association
Participants: Students of Class IV
Highlight: Yug Desa secured 27th rank out of 150 participants.
Venue: Gitanjali Stadium
Resource Person: All teachers of the Academy
Participants: Students of Classes Montessori – XII
Highlight: Patricia Hoffman was the Chief Guest. This year the Overall Winner was a tie between Jal and Vayu House; Best March
Past Vayu House; Best Decorated House – Prithvi House. The house with a Spirit of Cheering Agni House. Overall Best Athlete – Prachi Tikmani (XA) and Dane Rowen Osbourne Libermann (Class XI A1)
Organized By: Roller Skating Federation of India
Participants: Paranjay Mundra (XI A2), Vidishaa Mundhra (VI A)
Highlight There were 35 participants from West Bengal which included two participants from our Academy. It was a good experience for them.
Venue: M P Birla, School
Organized By: SPARSH
Participants: Selected students from classes IX & XI
Highlight: 8 schools participated. We drew in one game and lost the other game by a close margin.
Venue: 1/8 Rowland road, Kolkata - 700 020
Organized By: Future Hope in association with Penguins
Participants: Siddhartha Sankar Chakraborty
Highlight: They discussed the rules and regulation of the Touch Rugby game. They taught basic skills of the game.
Event: C.B.S.E. Athletic Meet
Venue: The Vikash The Concept School, Sambalpur
Organized By: C.B.S.E.
Participants: Akshat Bhalotia, Anurag Kedia, Arunima Acharyya, Naina Varandani, Pritam Sethi, Rachit Agarwal, Suhit Das Mahapatra, Unnati Kumar, Varuna Sharma, Yutika Doogar.
Highlight: Out of 1100 participants, Akshat Bhalotia and Pritam Sethi qualified for the individual Races 400 mts. and 100 mts. respectively.Our Girls relay Team also qualified for the finals.
From:15/09/2018 To 23/09/2018
Event: Under 9 National Chess Championship
Venue: Ranchi Jharkhand
Organized By: Jharkhand Chess Association
Participants: Students of Class III & IV
Highlight: Total participants were 275. Shreeyash secured 47th position
From: Date 26/06/2018 To 04/07/2018
Organized By: Delhi Chess Association in Association with All India Chess Federation
Participants: Students of Classes III & IV
Highlight: This was an International Tournament where Yug Desai secured 26th position, Shreeyash Kejriwal secured 30th position and Ojash Jain secured 36th position for Under 8 Boys category.
Participants AADITYA BEHANI(II ASTERS), AADITYA JAIN(II DAISIES), AAGHNYA NATHANY(I ASTERS), ANVIE BANSAL(II CARNATIONS), AARAV AGARWAL(I CARNATIONS), AARAVI CHHAJLANI(I ASTERS), AARSHIA DAS(I BLUEBELLS), AARYA BERIA(II CARNATIONS), AARYAN JAISWAL(I BLUEBELLS), AARYAVEER SUREKA(II DAISIES), AAVYA AGARWAL(I CARNATIONS), ADVIK KEDIA(I ASTERS), ANUSHKA DUA(II DAISIES), ANWITA PYNE(I BLUEBELLS), ARHAM BOTHRA(II DAISIES), ASMI DOSHI(II BLUEBELLS), AVYAAN MANSINKA(I ASTERS), BHAVYA DHANDHANIA(I ASTERS), BHAVYATA NEGI(I CARNATIONS), DAKSH SINGH(II CARNATIONS), DHANI MODI(I DAISIES), DHRUV JAIN(I CARNATIONS), DIVISHA PASARI(II DAISIES), DRISHYA GOYAL(I DAISIES), HARSHIT SETHI(I BLUEBELLS), HAZEL GADHIA(II BLUEBELLS), HEMANSHU BAHETI(I ASTERS), IKSHITA AGARWAL(I BLUEBELLS), JIVRAJ KAPOOR(II BLUEBELLS), KESHAV AGARWAL(II CARNATIONS), KRISHNAV PATWARI(I DAISIES), LAVANYA SARKAR CHOWDHURY(II BLUEBELLS), MANAV JAIN(II BLUEBELLS), MAYANK JODHANI(II CARNATIONS), NAINIKA RAJ SHAW(I BLUEBELLS), NANDINI BENGANI(II DAISIES), NAVEEKA TIBREWAL(II DAISIES), NIMISHA GUPTA(I ASTERS), NIRVI CHOUDHARY(I CARNATIONS), NITIKA SAKSENA(I DAISIES), NITYA KOTHARI(I CARNATIONS), NORGYUN LHAMO VERMA(II ASTERS), PADMANABH BAGRI(I CARNATIONS), PAHAL AGARWAL(II ASTERS), PAHAL SETHI(II CARNATIONS), RACHIT JAIN(I CARNATIONS), RAGHAV CHANGOIWALA(I DAISIES), RAGHAV JHAWAR(I DAISIES), SAACHI JAIN(II ASTERS), SAMAIRA SODHANI(I DAISIES), SAMBUDDHA BARUA(I CARNATIONS), SHANAYA JAISWAL(I ASTERS), SIDDHARTH ATTALANI(I BLUEBELLS), SIDDHARTH PODDAR(II BLUEBELLS), ANISHA
SETHIA(II CARNATIONS), UTSAV PARAKH(II ASTERS), VAISHNAVI SRIVASTAVA(II BLUEBELLS), VIHAAN TAMAKHUWALA(I DAISIES), VIHAAN BHAWSINGHKA(II CARNATIONS), VIVAAN JHAWAR(II ASTERS), VIVAN K CHOKHANI(II DAISIES), YASH PATEL(II ASTERS), YASHVI
Highlight: Classes I & II were very enthusiastic and were looking forward to this competition. They cheered their team. The House Mistresses displayed lot of zeal and encouraged their team members. It was a healthy competition. Agni House was the winner followed by Vayu, Prithvi and Jal.
Venue: Ground Floor Assembly hall
Participants: Students of classes VI - VIII
Highlight Prithvi house Boys and Agni house girls won the competition. Other participants also enjoyed the event
Participants: Students of Classes I & II
Highlight Children cheered their team members for a very interesting game of Standing Kho. Children were confident and followed instructions. Jal House emerged winners followed by Agni House, Prithvi House and Vayu House.
Participants: Students of PSI & PSII
Children enjoyed the game thoroughly. They were very excited. PSI Bluebells and PSII Bluebells emerged winners.
Participants: Students of Montessori
Highlight: Children participated with a lot of zeal and enthusiasm. They enjoyed the fun race and were excited to receive the prizes. They followed the instructions and were well disciplined.
Highlights: Children of PSI & PSII thoroughly enjoyed the Fun Race organised for them. The children followed the instructions perfectly. PSI & PSII Bluebells emerged as winners followed by Daisies, Asters, and Carnations.