The 42nd Annual Sports Day of the Indian Community School Kuwait (ICSK), was held on Friday, 18 November at Khaifan Stadium.
Shubashis Goldar, Deputy Chief of Mission and Chief Public Information Officer, of the Indian Embassy was the Chief Guest of the event. Ganghadhar Shirsath, Principal and Sports Coordinator presided over the function.
The presence of Vinukumar Nair, Hon. V. Chairman, Amar Mohammed, Hon. Secretary, Agnello Fernandes, Hon. Jt. Secretary, all the branch Principals, Vice Principals and the other invited distinguished personalities of the Indian diaspora in Kuwait added to the grandeur of the event.
The programme commenced with the recitation of the verses from the Holy Quran followed by the National Anthems of both Kuwait and India.
Dr. V. Binumon, Principal and Senior Administrator welcomed the august gathering.
This was followed by the hoisting of the school flag, after which the athletes of the ICSK took turns to carry the torch to light the sports flame. This was followed by the march past of the four Houses - Shanti, Seva, Sahyog and Santhosh.
Mr. Nair in his presidential address, lauded the success of the school in the field of sports and games. He referred to the various accolades and medals of appreciation acquired by the ICSK Students. He also congratulated the grit, hard work and determination of the Physical Education Teachers in leading the ICSK team to victory.
The Chief Guest in his address exhorted the students to acknowledge and appreciate their competitors. He encouraged all the participants to exhibit true sportsman spirit as apart from commemorating victories, sports meets also aim at imparting lessons on fairness, integrity and camaraderie to children. He then declared the annual sports meet open amidst thunderous applause by releasing balloons in the air.
A band display by the famous ICSK Band followed. The athletic events were interspersed with the spectacular drill displays by all the four branches which added colour to this momentous occasion. The Chief Guest, Members of the Board and Principals gave away trophies to the CBSE Kuwait Cluster champions and other sports event winners of all the branch schools.
The event concluded as the School flag was lowered and the meet was declared closed by Mr. Mohmmed.
The 42nd Sports day of ICSK Senior was brought to a close with the words of gratitude by Sherly Dennis, Principal-in–charge of ICSK Junior, to all present, for the efforts rendered in making this event a grand success.