The Annual Athletic Meet of St Aloysius high school was conducted on 10th November 2022. The guests Mr Rajesh Shetty, alumnus senior divisional controller KSRTC Mangalore division, Rector Rev. Fr Melwyn Pinto S.J., Headmaster Rev. Fr. Gerald Furtado S.J., Assistant Headmaster Mr. Lancy D’souza, PTA Vice – President Mr Sunil Kumar Bajal, were escorted by the school pupil leaders and NCC cadets along with the school band. The sports flag was handed over to the athletes by the chief guest followed by wonderful march-past headed by various house leaders and their members with flags.
The chief Guest inaugurated the meet by hoisting the sports flag. God’s presence was invoked through a prayer song led by school choir. The athletes led by master Yashraj, Diganth V.S., Alaister Rego national level swimmers, Eshan Baglodi, State criket player handed over the sports torch to the chief guest who then handed it back to the athletes followed by the lighting of torch.
The chief Guest address the gathering by recalling his memories in this prestigious Institution. Dedication, team spirit, discipline, resilience integrity, patience, goal are very important in true sportsman. Sports activities not only give exercise to the body but also relaxes the mind stability, he added. Rector wished all the students a wonderful sports day. The sports meet was declared open by the guest by releasing tricolor balloons in the air. Oath was taken by Master Jaiden Fernandes, the sports secretary of our school on behalf of all the students. Headmaster delivered the welcome address. Master Reesh, the SPL of the school proposed the Vote of thanks.
Mr Shashank Rai, Alumnus, Indian Basketball player and officer Karnataka State Forest Department was the chief guest of the closing programme which began at 3.15 p.m. Students presented a systematic mass drill followed by a wonderful silent drill by NCC cadets. Addressing the gathering chief guest shared his experience and achievements in the field of sports, especially in basketball. Winning and losing is part of life. Win and go ahead and achieve height. Education and sports should go together, he added. Rector advised the students to keep aside all their electronic gadgets and to spend time in achieving greater heights to create many sports persons.
After honoring all the athletes and prize winners, the chief guest finally announced the closure of the Annual Sports Meet 2021-22 by lowering the sports flag. Mr Lancy Dsouza welcomed the gathering. The entire programme was hoasted by Mrs Felcy Pinto and Mrs Diana Goveas. Miss Vivel Dsouza, Assistant SPL delivered Vote of Thanks. Thus the sports day attained great success with the great effort of our PT teacher Mr Noel Menezes