Jamshedpur, Oct 30: Two-day D.A.V. National Sports (Zonal Level) Handball, Basketball and Kho Kho Tournament hosted by DAV Public School Bistupur was inaugurated today.
The tournament commenced with the DAV Anthem, followed by a welcome song by the school choir and a drill by the students of Std.IV.
The Inauguration Ceremony was graced by the benign presence of the Chief Guest for the occasion, Mr.R.K. Verma, AGM, SBI, S.K. Luthra. Regional Director, DAV Public Schools, Jamshedpurr Zone, various dignitaries, parents, officials and PETs of the 17 participating schools of 4 different zones of DAV, Jharkhand State – Ranchi, Jamshedpur, Hazaribagh and Dhanbad.
In Basketball (Boys) : D.A.V. Hazaribagh beat D.A.V. Gandhinagar 41-27, D.A.V. Bariatu beats D.A.V. Noamundi28- 23 and D.A.V. NIT. Adityapur defated D.A.V. Bokaro, Sec.IV. Basketball (Girls) : D.A.V. NIT. Adityapur beat D.A.V. CTRL Dhanbad 17- 02, D.A.V. Gandhinagar beat D.A.V. Rajrappa 28-22, D.A.V. Hazaribagh defeated D.A.V. Bistupur 17 – 13 while D.A.V. NIT. Adityapur defeated D.A.V. Bariatu in the 1st Semi Final by 15-0. Kho Kho (Boys): D.A.V. Hehal beat D.A.V. Moonidih 9-8 in the 1st Semi Final. Handball (Boys) : D.A.V. Bistupur beat D.A.V. Munidih 5-4 while D.A.V. NIT. Adityapur defeated D.A.V. Arakuju 12-8. In Handball (Girls): D.A.V. NIT. Adityapur defeated D.A.V. Bistupur 7-0 while D.A.V. Arakuju beats D.A.V. CFRI 3-1.
Earlier, Mrs. Pragya Singh, Principal, DAV Public School, Bistupur motivated the participants to put in their best efforts in the game and play with the true spirit of sportsmanship as well as to learn a lesson not only from their victory but also from their defeat.
This was followed by the lighting of the torch and Oath taking ceremony by the Sports Captain of DAV Public School. Bistupur. Master Animesh Mishra. The Tournament was formally declared open by the hoisting of the DAV National Sports Flag and the release of balloons in the air.
The Chief Guest in his address inspired the participants not to be deterred by their defeat because every defeat gives us an opportunity to learn.
After the inauguration ceremony the players proceeded to their respective venues to play the matches.