XXth State School Games, 5th State-level meet for CWSNs off to a glittering start

Report by: 
M SURESH KUMAR
Port Blair
18 Apr 2017

An impressive function marked the inauguration of the XXth State School Games and 5th State Level competition for CWSNs at Netaji Stadium Sports Complex on Tuesday. Around 990 participants from nine different educational zones and 250 teachers are participating in the mega event, which was inaugurated by the Chief Secretary, A & N Administration, Mr Anindo Majumdar. The Chairperson, Municipal Council, Mr B Eswar Rao, Principal Secretary (Education), Mr Rajiv Yaduvanshi, senior officials of the administration, heads of various departments and a massive gathering of general public witnessed the gala opening ceremony.
Declaring the meet ‘Open’, the Chief Secretary lauded the efforts of the organising committee of Education Department for the sports festival which gives an opportunity to children coming from different parts of the Islands to meet with new friends and learn new things from them. “The main aim of the festival is not just to win medals but participate in the true spirit of game and sportsmanship and for personality development,” he said wishing luck to the organizers and participants for the event. The Chief Secretary also unveiled the Championship Trophy on the occasion.
In his address, the Principal Secretary (Education) said that the sports festival will give children good opportunity to exhibit their skills in sports and the observers to spot young talents for further training in different disciplines. Such events provide an ideal platform to budding sports persons to hone their skills and enable them represent the islands at the national and international levels, he said.
A colourful cultural programme consisting of mass drills, group dance presented by the school children drew huge applause from one and all present on the occasion. Two events, 100 mtrs and 200 mtrs sprint for boys and girls were held on the opening day and the top three medal winners were awarded by the Chief Secretary.