Billie Jean King once said that sports teaches you character, it teaches you to play by the rules, it teaches you to know what it feels to win and lose- it teaches you about life.
Dan Gable added that Gold Medals are not made of gold. They are made of sweat, determination and a hard to find alloy called GUTS.
Taking inspiration from these profound and powerful words of these eminent sports people, MRIS-46 Gurgaon organized SPORTEK 2017 from 28th November to 2nd December 2017 for the students of Grades V-XI. As always there was 100% participation from the students.
Ms. Dhriti Malhotra, the School Principal declared the sports meet open with the ceremonial unleashing of the balloon that reverberated the hopes, dreams and high aspirations of the students. Arjuna Awardee Shree Anup Kumar (renowned Kabaddi player), Mr. Surender Phogat (SHO, Sector- 50 Police Station Gurugram), Mr. Sunny Bansal (Executive Director MRIS46), Parent Members- Mrs. Neelam Khokkar, Dr. Siddhesh Pandey, Mrs. Chitra Sharma, Mr. S.B. Lal, Maj. Dr. Pankaj Jain, Mr. Anil Sharma and Mr. Abhishek Mani Sharma graced the event on various days.
The perseverant ant ‘PEEPLI’ with the message of industrious team spirit was chosen as the mascot of Sportek 2017.
The highlights of Sportek 2017 included adrenaline rushing fun races for students and parents and cultural events which were a blend of physical exercises like zumba, aerobics, yoga, kickboxing, aerobics bhangra and pyramid formation. The Annual School Report highlighting the progress and achievements of the school was read by the Principal. Special Zumba session for parents was also conducted by Mrs. Ritu (Parent Volunteer) from Ritz Fitness.
The event culminated with a spectacular sports display by our students who showcased various games and sports available at MRIS 46 ( Football, Gymnastics, Taekwondo, Skating, Boxing, Swimming, Athletics, Basketball, Badminton, Kabadi, Cricket and Table Tennis) and for which they have won laurels for the school at various city/district/state/national level of competition. The spectators were left spell bound by the well coordinated display and students’ dedication.
Post meet, the field was left open for parents to play and enjoy various games stall set up for them (carom, snakes & ladders, cycling, table tennis, hit the ball, dart and archery, bowling, football and many more). The brilliant work put across by MRIS 46 Sports Department was appreciated by all.
Sportek 2017 has gone a long way in making the students appreciate the importance of fitness. The rusted bodies at the beginning of the practice sessions are now flexible, agile, motivated and charged to follow a healthy sports regime.