‘Sports has become integral element of present-day education’
Pampore: Government Middle School Meej Pampore organised a one-day sports festival here in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Monday.
ZEO Pampore Abdul Rasheed was the chief guest while ZPEO Pampore Syed Masarat Hussain Andrabi, Principal Rukiya Tabasum, ex=Headmaster BMS Meej, Dr Mukhtar Ahmad PHC Meej were the guests of honour. The teachers, physical instructor Mohammad Ashraf Bhat and students participated in the event.
During the day-long sports festival, various games were played. The students displayed a wide array of energetic and bouncy sports events. They mesmerized the audience with their energetic performance.
The students of the four different houses competed against each other in sports events like relay races, 100 metres race, volleyball, 200 metres race, long jump, and discus throw. Kindergarten kids too participated in fun games like sack race, marble and spoon race, recreational games self defense training for girls. Apart from the non-participating students, the parents also cheered for their children.
The proud parents could be seen filled with happiness to see their children performing. The teachers also got an opportunity to prove their physical fitness by participating in races. They proved that age is no bar for running and winning on the tracks.
“This is a great platform for all the young students to showcase their talent and enjoy the sports festival. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them a desire, a dream, a vision,” Physical Education teacher Mohammad Ashraf told Kashmir Reader.
He said games and sports have become an integral element of present-day education. “These teach the qualities of disciplines, sportsmanship, team spirit and leadership and also enhance the physical and mental development of children,” he said.
ZEO Pampore and ZPEO Pampore in the presence of other guests awarded the medals to the winning students. In his address, the chief guest emphasized the importance of sports in a child’s life. He was delighted to see girls participating in almost all the sports.
He congratulated all staff members of Boys Middle School Meej, especially its Principal, Rukiya Tabasum, for organising such a “wonderful event”.
The guest of honour encouraged the children to participate in games and sports activities and live a healthy life. He asked the parents to support their child in pursuing sports as a career.
Mohammad Ashraf Bhat, organiser of the festival, on behalf of BMS Meej, thanked the participants for their support. He congratulated the students for their “exceptional performances”.