Jammu, Dec 24: Heritage School Senior Wing celebrated its XIII Annual Sports Day “Fine Fettle” with exuberance here today.
Minister of State for Education, Technical Education, Culture and Tourism, Priya Sethi graced the occasion as the Chief Guest.
ADG, NCC, Directorate Jammu, J&K, Major General Nilendra Kumar was the Guest of Honour.
Legislators, Aijaz Ahmed Khan, Davinder Kumar Manyal and Mumtaz Ahmed Khan, Accountant General J&K, Shourjo Chatterjee, Chief Electoral Officer Shaleen Kabra, besides National Film Award Winning Actor Zaira Wasim and other prominent citizens were present on the occasion.
Speaking on the occasion, the Minister emphasized on students to excel in sports and other extra curriculum activities at par with academics as overall development of a student is fundamental to character building leading them to a successful future.
“Schools must focus on character-building and all-round education not as an alternative to academics curriculum but as an essential part of student’s life and Heritage school is playing a pivotal role for their students in this regard’, she maintained.
She said that parents also had a key part to play by encouraging their wards towards other activities including sports as well and not only stuck them to books in order to lay down more future prospects for them.
The Minister said that the Government is taking several revolutionary measures included imparting vocational training, building better infrastructure for educational, sports and cultural activities, launching career guidance programmes and scholarship schemes to embrace the overall development of the younger generation.
Priya applauded the students for their remarkable performance and appreciated the school administration for their efforts in putting up such a grand show. She said that the way students displayed their talent on the field gave a feel of Christmas spirit of bonhomie and goodwill and it looked like the school has wore a festive look adorned with colorful ecstasy.
The Sports Oath was administered by the School Sports Captain Master Shubam Soni. It was entailed by an array of thrilling races in which girls & boys from classes VI – XI participated with great gusto and spirit. The highlight of the races was the relay race which had students teachers cheering for their own respective houses and which was eventually won by Boys of Dignity House and Girls of Tradition House .
The Minster presented School Blazers to 11 students of class X for setting high standards of academic excellence.