Celebration of Annual Athletic Meet 2022 at SS Balachadi
The Annual Athletic Meet 2022 at Sainik School Balachadi, Jamnagar was conducted from 15-17 Nov 2022. The important annual event concluded with traditional pomp and fervor covering all disciplines of track and field events at the school Athletic ground.
Rear Admiral Dhiren Vig, VSM, Senior Directing Staff (Navy) National Defence College, Ministry of Defence, New Delhi, an alumnus of Sainik School Balachadi graced the Closing Ceremony. On his arrival he was given a warm welcome by Col Shreyash Mehta, Principal, Sainik School Balachadi. Air Vice Marshal BV Upadhyay, VM, an alumnus of Sainik School Balachadi was the Guest of Honour on this occasion.
Cadet Akhil Pratap Singh, School Sports Captain delivered the welcome address. The Chief Guest gave away the prizes and medals to the winning Cadets and presented the Championship Trophy to Pratap House. While in Freshers category it was given to Nehru House.
Cadet Amit Gujjar of Sardar Patel House and Cadet Anurag Singh Dhakad of Tagore House bagged the Best Athlete Trophy in the Senior and Junior category respectively. On this occasion, the Ramarao Memorial Trophy for the Best Player in Volleyball and Basketball was given to Cadet Amit Gujjar of Sardar Patel House and Cadet Shreyansh Pandey of Garuda House respectively. Cadet Sachin and Cadet Rudra Choudhary of Pratap House bagged the Best Football Player award in the Senior and Junior category respectively while Cadet Amit Parmar of Angre House awarded with the Best Hockey Player.
The colourful Closing Ceremony included March Past based on the tunes performed by School Band group, Aerobics, Garba and scintillating display of Horse Riding skills were also performed by the Cadets like fast riding, Tent Pegging, obstacle Jumping.
This year’s mascot ‘Phoenix’ a Black Necked Stork was unveiled by Mrs Geeta Mehta, First Lady of the campus during the opening ceremony.
The Chief Guest congratulated the winners, participants and organizers. In his speech, he shared his memories of his childhood days spent in Sainik School Balachadi. He said sports activities not only develop physical and mental strength but it also create and recreate ourselves and helps to develop Officer like qualities.
The event culminated with the Vote of Thanks proposed by the School Cadet Captain Cadet Hrushabh Vaza.
Members of Old Boys of Sainik School Association, Parents, Students of Balniketan, Staff and their families witnessed the events.