Sports are an integral as well as a necessary part of our lives. Sports, whether team-based or individual are a great activity for children/students that provide us a variety of benefits other than physical fitness. Participation in sports can help build self-esteem, confidence, and can motivate children to excel academically and can help build their social skills. It can even teach children the ways and benefits of goal setting & practice. The annual sports of our school/college were held on last month. The sports teacher helps and encourages students to participate in the ‘Annual Sports Day’ function of the school/college. Students participate in various competing sports activities. I took part in the ‘100 Meters Race’ competition and won the Second Prize. The day was full of fun and excitement. Both boys and girls took part in it. On the day, our school/college building was decorated with flowers and green leaves by the students of higher classes. The play-ground was marked with white lime to indicate the starting line and the finishing line. Our Principal Sir/Madam presided over the annual sports. Our P. T. teacher conducted the entire show. He/she was assisted by two other teachers. About thirty boys of higher and lower classes participated in the annual sports. There were events like race, long jump, high jump, tug-of-war, etc. for different age-groups. In the beginning, there was the march past by the students of higher classes. They were beating drums and clapping. Our Principal took the salute, by standing on a platform. Then the sports program began. It continued for three hours. The spectators were the students and the guardians. The Principal gave a short lecture on the need of sports. He/she distributed the prizes among the winners and the runners in the midst of clapping and rejoicings of the viewers. I was given a silver cup.
After the prize distribution ceremony, the ‘Principal’ gives a short speech highlighting the importance of sports in our life. Students are encouraged to engage in sports and outdoor games on a regular basis. After this, the announcement for the close of the programs for the day is announced. The day passed in a gay mood for all of us.