“True enjoyment comes from activity of the mind and exercise of the body; the two are ever united.”

Workplace can be an effective setting to integrate sports and physical activities. Wellness programmes and Sports events have been an integral part of Manav Rachna and its work ethics. For any institution to thrive and reach heights, camaraderie plays a very crucial role. To implement upon the spirit, Manav Rachna International School, Sector 14, Faridabad organized the ‘First Inspirational Cricket Match’ within the school premises. The lush green playground of MRIS was abuzz with unbridled enthusiasm and cheers as the beaming support staff gathered for a friendly cricket match with the School staff.

The match was flagged off by the honorable Principal, Ms. Mamta Wadhwa by greeting both the teams and striking the toss. Thereupon, the esteemed school Proctor, Mr. Verma swiftly swung into action and commenced the innings by deftly pitching the first ball while Ms. Wadhwa held the crease with the bat. What ensued forth was an enthusiastic and fervent batting and fielding by both sides which drew loud cheers and glee from the spectators. Both the teams were equally careful in playing the first deliveries.

The School Staff displayed their agility and bowling skills, whereas the support staff was not left far behind in striking outstanding shots. Defying the heat and work schedule, the unrelenting spirits of the players held everyone in awe. The winning trophy was awarded to the Support Staff team. The icing on the cake came with Mr. Praveen and Mr. Deshpal again from the Support staff team, being adjudged as the ‘Man of the Match’.

Such sports events help to channelize and establish concord and harmony among the individuals and eradicate all differences. The smiles on the faces of the staff clearly displayed the fostered amity and elated spirits.