Lawrence High school celebrated their Annual sports day on Sunday, 2nd December 2012, at the Police grounds, Adugodi-Bangalore.
The huge and sprawling ground was decorated with festoons, flags and buntings. The well-laid out tracks were clearly an indication of what was to be a well-contested sports event.
All the school participants looked special in their sports uniforms. Parents too attended in large numbers and the stands were full and overflowing!
The Chief Guest, Mr.Bangara, M.D. of Auto Striping India, Pvt Ltd, arrived promptly at 9.00am. He was personally welcomed by Mr.P.M.Subbaiah,Chairman ,Board of Trustees,Lawrence High School (ICSE). Mr. Bangara was escorted to the podium directly where he received the general salute, followed by the salute at the march past led by the school captain.
The four Houses- Nalanda, Mithila, Taxila and Magadha- marched past smartly, doing their respective Houses proud.
In his address to the students, teachers and parents, Mr.Bangara stressed on the importance of excellence, total commitment and hard work being the foundation to success in life and that sport too emphasizes these values as is exemplified by all great sports personalities and their achievements.
The speech was followed by varied displays that showcased the talent of both- the students who performed and the teachers who groomed them. There was an extraordinary display of order, coordination and a sense of rhythm.
The rest of the day was devoted to conducting various track events like the 100m, 200m, 400m and the most exciting- Interhouse Relays.
The Tug-of-War was great fun to watch. Some of the teams were so evenly poised that it was difficult to guess who the winner would be!
Races were held for the parents and teachers alike and it was thoroughly enjoyed by the participants as well as the spectators.
The winners of the events were suitably rewarded at the Prize distribution ceremony with bright, glistening trophies and certificates.
The Sports celebrations ended with a fitting vote of thanks given by the school vice-captain for sports.