In every school the most exciting activity is the annual school sports. It is held once a year, around the month of December. The winter afternoon is the ideal time for having school sports. Our school is quite famous for its sports. Last year our annual school sports day was organized on 15 December. It was conducted for two days. The first day was the junior sports day from class 1 to 5. The second day was for the senior boys from classes 6 to 12. It was held in our school play ground.
There were many events like races, jumps, throws, hop-skip-jump, basketball, tennis, musical chairs, etc. There were obstacle and walking races too. The most popular were the marble-and-spoon-in-the-mouth and sack races. Races were also arranged for the staff, teachers and parents. The participating students were divided according to age. We have four different houses. Flags of different colours were fluttering all around the ground. All the spectators were seated on chairs beside the ground.
Our sports' teacher conducted all the events with the help of few other teachers. The sports commenced at 9 a.m. with drill and march past. The participants lined up before the start of every event and they were cheered by the spectators. They all wore vests and socks of their house colours.
The winners were given medals and cups. Unsuccessful contestants were given participation certificates. Throughout the year we have lots of activities like football, volleyball, table tennis, etc. The winners of all these events were also awarded on this day. At 4.30 p.m. our principal delivered the closing speech. He was cheered by the students, staff and parents alike. He declared holiday on the following day. Finally our annual sports day was concluded with the final march past. I thoroughly enjoyed the day and returned home with three medals.
Subject: August 29, National Sports Day
Usage: Children’s Speech/Elocution 3 Minutes, Short Essay, Short paragraph
By: Rajesh Pillai
Target Age Group- 12-15 years
Respected teachers and my dear friends
Today I am am going to talk about National Sports Day.
August 29 is celebrated as the National Sports Day in India. Its the birthday of the Legend, Major Dhyan Chand ,one of the best sportsmen ever to have graced the game of hockey .Hockey always has a special place among Indians. Our generation sometimes look back with a a sense of disbelieve about the golden era of Indian hockey, when India won three Olympic gold medals in field hockey in 1928,1932 and 1936. That era was led by none other than Dyanchand who scored 33 goals in 12 matches.Dhyan Chand was born in Allahabad to Sameshwar Dutt Singh. Dyan Chand joined the Indian Army at the age of 16 and never played hockey during his child hood. Slowly he was attracted to the game and progressed quickly to represent India.
In the 1936 Olympics, Dhyan Chand’s displayed unbelievable skills with his hockey stick that a German newspaper carried a banner headline ,The Olympic complex now has a magic show too.’ The next day, posters were displayed all over Berlin which showed ‘Visit the hockey stadium to watch the Indian magician Dhyan Chand in action. There is also a legendary story saying that his skills were so good and godly that in one instance his opponents went on to physically check his hockey stick if there is a special glue which sticked the ball to his stick. He scored over 400 goals in his career,from 1926 to 1948. .
After putting his stamp on international hockey arena, and having served his country to reach its pinnacles of glory multiple times, Dhayanchand passed away on 3 December 1979 .He remains a legendary figure in the Indian and world hockey. The most noted memorials for him is the Major Dyanchand Awards ,the highest award for lifetime achievement in sports and games in India , and the National Sport day celebrations on his birthday.
Friends, Sports is a very important activity for Students. Its one activity which can help us to develop multiple qualities like sense of togetherness, leadership skills, stamina, physical strength, planning and strategy , patriotism and team work. The qualities which helps us to excel in life. National Sports day is not only a tribute to one of greatest in the game, It also reminds us the importance of sports in our Life.
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