Indigenous Sports Day at GIIS NOIDA
Capturing the games of bygone days
Playing fairly, winning honourably, losing gracefully, working in a team, and managing time perfectly is what sports teach us.
Global Indian International School Noida to promote the spirit of sportsmanship.
The celebration began with Ms. Nandita Dasgupta-Principal GIIS Noida welcoming all the parents and Chief Guest of the day, Mr. Rajeev Katyal- Country Director India. Accompanying him was Mr. Navin Pandey - Manager Office Administration, and Mr. Anurag Sharma – GM, Institutional Development.
The school houses marched past and the ceremonial torch was lit by Mr. Rajeev Katyal and balloons were released in the air, declaring the ‘meet open’. Addressing the audience, Mr. Katyal spoke at length about the school’s success in various games across sports. He shared his happiness on how students from the school have been performing exceptionally well at school, state and national level competitions.
Beginning with the celebrations, students of grades I and II welcomed everyone with their dandiya dance, followed by a yoga drill explaining the benefits of yoga on our mind and body. The day witnessed a whole lot of fun as students from grades I to IX participated in various races which were based on the theme Indigenous traditional games. Races like Dakiya race ( Postman race), Walking relay, Langdi Tang, Cocunut Race, Jallikattu race, Pallangulli race, Kancha Race, Tyre Race, Lagori Race, Gulel Race, Huldhar Race, etc. were played with joy. Concluding with the celebrations, merit certificates, medals and trophies were awarded to the winning students. Students and houses who had performed exceptionally well in various inter-school and inter-house competitions were also awarded for their extreme hard work and skills.
Since the theme for this year’s sports day was Indigenous games, the motive behind choosing this theme was to make today’s generation relive the era of earlier decades which included variety of indoor and outdoor games. These games have not only enriched our rich cultural heritage but also helped our students in strengthening their unidimensional strength and core muscle coordination. Suitable for all age groups, indigenous games are definitely a way of increasing healthy interaction between generations. They have also been known for increasing logical thinking, reasoning abilities, increase concentration, etc. among individuals of varied age groups.