Staff Reporter, Bhopal
The Sixteenth Annual Athletic Meet of Carmel Convent Sr. Sec. School, BHEL was declared open on 30th October. The program began with a spectacular opening ceremony with the arrival of the President, Most Rev. Dr. Leo Cornelio SVD, Archbishop of Bhopal. The Chief Guest of the occasion was Mr SR Prasad, Executive Director, BHEL, Guest of Honour Dr. Sr. Noel, Provincial Superior of Mount Carmel Province and Mr Ashok Kumar Dhyanchand, Indian Hockey Player (Arjuna Award Winner) was the special guest.
The program commenced with a special prayer by Sr. Ancila, the Councilor of Mount Carmel Province it was followed by lighting of the ceremonial lamp, unfurling of the School flag and inspection of the parade by the Chief Guest. The School band enthralled the audience by playing different tunes. It led the March Past of the Three houses. The students took the oath and the sports meet was declared open.
The principal of the School Sr. Pavithra welcomed the guests and parents and emphasized the importance of sports in the modern world and wished the students to march toward excellence.
The Carmalites displayed magnificent performances including various PT drills representing the seven continents. The intrinsic display of sporting performance especially by the tiny tots of the Kindergarten left the audience spell bound. Prizes were distributed to the winners and runners up of various sports events.
The highlight of the program was the display of the adventure sports.
The President Most Rev. Dr. Leo Cornelio showered his blessings and applauded the efforts put in by the staff and students to make the program grand success.