Students show spirit at inter-school sports gala


— Schools from different parts of Punjab participate in wide array of vibrant performances

LAHORE: The resilience and vigour of students was spectacle to behold at a fun-filled Inter-School Sports Day event held here under the patronage of the Presbyterian Education Board (PEB) on Sunday.

The students from Lahore, Rawalpindi, Kasur, Faisalabad, Nankana, Sialkot and other parts of the Punjab province participated in a wide array of reverberant performances to mesmerise the audience comprising parents, teachers and the school administration.

Besides the PEB Executive Director Veda Shaheen Gill, MPA Shakeel Marcus, international hockey player Rabia Qadir, and others participated as the guests of honour. The flat race, chatti race, obstacle race, three-legged race, ball in the basket and push-ups were the main attraction of the mega event.

Additionally, cricket matches were also held between different teams; the sports activities concluded with a tug of war between the teams. In her welcome speech, Veda Gill highlighted the importance of the sports in a student’s life and said that the board would provide equal opportunities to the students to show their talent in various fields.

She announced that the board would arrange a lot of fun-filled events throughout the year so that the new generation would participate in the healthy activities, besides education and learning process. The celebrations began with flag-hoisting, oath-taking and march past by the teams, displaying a high degree of synchronisation and teamwork.

Speaking on the occasion, MPA Shakeel Marcus said that the provincial government was working from the day one to promote sports and other healthy activities from school and college levels to the university level. “Our government will continue to focus on healthy activities,” he said, adding that the young people must show their potential.

Appreciating the gathering of different schools at one platform to show the talent of the students from across the board, Presbyterian Church of Pakistan moderator Dr Majeed Able said that he was very impressed to see the capabilities and talent of the new generation. He said that he had a lot of good expectations from the students. “You must continue the struggle in every field of life,” he said.

Other speakers said that the students will have to follow a true path in their life to achieve success. “Our nation has a lot of expectations from the young people. So, you will have to participate in the nation-building,” they said.

In the end, the winner of the trophy was announced, accompanied by the most stimulating moment of the day – recognition of winners with medals and certificates.