Annual Sports Day Report
01 2019-2020
SJC PAYS TRIBUTE TO THE FATHER OF THE NATION IN ITS POST CENTENARY xxxv ANNUAL ATHLETICS AND P.T. DISPLAY 2019
"Never say never because limits, like fears are often just an illusion". -Michael Jordan

A magnificent sports extravaganza was organized at St Joseph’s College, Prayagraj on November 16, 2019, in which all the students from L.K.G. to class XII participated with great fervour and manifested their athletic skills with an unimpeachable finesse.

The mega event commenced with the Mistress of Ceremonies Mrs. L. Gaffeny and Ms. F. D’Souza announcing the arrival of the respected dignitaries: the College Principal, Rev. Fr. Thomas Kumar, the Vice-Principal, Rev. Fr. Joseph Sagayanathan, the Additional Administrator Mr., Aubrey McGowan the Staff Co-ordinator, Mr Jyoti Dube and the Chief Guest for the day, Mr. Aniruddhe Mukerjee, IAS, Principal Secretary, Cottage & Village Industries & Aviation, Govt. of Madhya Pradesh and Guest of Honor, Most Rev. Fr. Dr. Raphy Manjaly, Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Allahabad who has juggled various ministerial roles with panache in the past. Taking God’s blessings is of paramount significance; hence a special prayer was recited in the Prayer Room, creating a reverential atmosphere. This was followed by the Lighting of the Torch and the Floral Welcome of the Guest of Honor Rev. Fr. Dr. Raphy Manjaly, and the Chief Guest Mr. Aniruddhe Mukerjee, IAS by the Principal Rev. Fr. Thomas Kumar. Other dignitaries present on the occasion were Sister Jyoti, Principal, St. Mary’s Convent, Prayagraj Mrs. Ewangeline Wilson, Principal, Mary Lucas School and College, Dr.Omar Hassan, Heart specialist, Nazareth Hospital, Justice Siddhant Verma, Judge, Allahabad High Court and Dr. Vishal Singh, Principal, Bishop Johnson School and College, also an ex-Josephite.

This being the sesquicentennial year of celebration of the apostle of non-violence, St Joseph’s College Prayagraj, decided to pay homage to Mahatma Gandhi through a well-orchestrated Opening Ceremony. Class VIII mesmerized everyone in their grateful recognition and remembrance of all the virtues that the Father of the Nation stood for, besides appreciating the valour of the Indian Army and the achievements of the Indian Scientists who were successful in sending an orbiter to Mars in their very first attempt.

The event proceeded further with the March Past led by the College Cabinet, Athletics Squad, Presidents of various Associations , N.C.C. squad, and the squads of all four Houses and Hoisting of the College Flag which was followed by the singing of the College Anthem and the Oath taking Ceremony by the Athletic Captain, Mohit Ahuja.

Most Rev. Fr. Dr. Raphy Manjaly, Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Allahabad, who has always been an inspiration with his motto “To bring together people of God”, next enlightened the gathering on the importance of physical fitness, hoping that students of St. Joseph’s College will make a mark for themselves in the sports arena at all the levels. Reminding students that Mahatma Gandhi spoke like a prophet and worked like a general, he urged the students to work so that India continues to remain a country without differences between caste, race, creed and religion.

Subsequently, the Chief Guest Mr. Aniruddhe Mukerjee, IAS, Principal Secretary, Cottage & Village Industries & Aviation, Govt. of Madhya Pradesh declared the Post Centenary XXXV Annual Athletic Meet & P.T. Display 2019 open.Vivified by the bursting of crackers, courtesy the lighting of the torch by the athletics captain Mohit Ahuja and Vice-captain Jeet Sinha, it was time to look forward to the release of the Annual College Magazine by the Bishop Most Rev. Dr. Raphy Manjaly and the Chief Guest Mr. Aniruddhe Mukerjee. A compilation of class photographs, reports of various events, photos of office bearers, teachers, support staff and articles submitted by the students. It makes for both informative reading and a treasure trove of memories long after one has left the hallowed portals of one’s Alma Mater.

Thereafter, the Principal Rev. Fr. Thomas Kumar presented a memento to the Guest of Honour, Most Rev. Fr. Dr. Raphy Manjaly, Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Allahabad.

It was time for the little fellows of classes of L.K.G. and U.K.G. dressed as chicks, to enchant the audience with their performance entitled “Euphoric World”. The captive gathering was all eyes for the tiny tots and afterwards for the 100 metres race for all divisions.

“Many will start fast, few will finish strong”.
-Gary Ryan Blair


Event

Position

Name

House

100 Metre Race (A division)

1.

Shikhar Chaudhary

Blue

2.

Pavitra Agarwal

Gold

3.

Kumar Utkarsh

Red


Event

Position

Name

House

100 Metre Race (B division)

1.

Mayank Singh

Gold

2.

Abhay S. Das

Blue

3.

Antriksh

Blue


Event

Position

Name

House

100 Metre Race (C division)

1.

Ayush Pratap Singh

Red

2.

Ayushman Srivastava

Red

3.

Ojas Mishra

Gold


Event

Position

Name

House

100 Metre Race (D division)

1.

Moaaz Ali

Green

2.

Hadi Aqdas

Red

3.

Mahammad Nazim

Red


Event

Position

Name

House

100 Metre Race (O division)

1.

Ishan Agarwal

Green

2.

Jeet Sinha

Red

3.

Harsh Vikram Singh

Blue


The next visual treat was presented by students of classes 1 and 2 with their spectrum coloured drill “Over the Rainbow”, an inspiring, enthusiastic and beautifully coordinated P.T. Display.


Event

Position

Name

House

200 Metre Race (A division)

1.

Pavitra Agarwal

Gold

2.

Kumar Utakarsh

Red

3.

Pranav Pillai

Gold


Event

Position

Name

House

200 Metre Race (B division)

1.

Abhay Samuel Das

Blue

2.

Atharva Singh Yuvraj

Green

3.

Shreyash Gupta

Gold


Event

Position

Name

House

200 Metre Race (C division)

1.

Ayush Pratap Singh

Red

2.

Ojas Mishra

Gold

3.

Ayushman Srivastava

Red


Event

Position

Name

House

200 Metre Race (D division)

1.

Hadi Aqadas

Red

2.

Mohd Nazim

Red

3.

Veer Pratap

Green


Event

Position

Name

House

200 Metre Race (O division)

1.  

Ishan Agarwal

Green

2.

Atir Yunus Khan

Red

3.

Mohit Raj

Red


The well contested 200 meter race which saw the participants giving their all to their event, set the tone for the firemen drill by classes 3 and 4. Aptly titled “The SJC Firestars”, the mass P.T. display paid a tribute to the brave firemen, risking their lives to save those in mortal distress. A clear example of how team spirit leads to the entire team performing beautifully,the next event, i.e, the Inter-House relay (400mtrs for all the divisions ) had the audience watching with bated breath, the heroic efforts of all the athletes. The gathering had a further glimpse of the amazing results team work can bring with the following class 5 drill, Danza Del Pavone (Italian for dance of peacocks).


Event

Position

Name

House

Inter-House Relay(C&B division)

1.

 

Red

2.

 

Gold

3.

 

Blue


Event

Position

Name

House

Inter-House Relay(A&O division)

1.

 

Red

2.

 

Blue

3.

 

Gold


“There are hurdles to overcome in life and in sports. Sports is a very valuable learning ground for how to live your life in the best possible way”.
-Lynn Davies


Event

Position

Name

House

Hurdles (100 Metres)

1.

Kumar Utkarsh

Red

2.

Syed Roman Zia

Gold

3.

Ashahar Yunus Khan

Gold


100 Mtr.Old Boys Race(Below forty)
POSITION NAME BATCH
1 Mr.Ahmad Rehan Khan 1991
2 Mr.Girijesh Pandey 1985
3 Mr.Ankit Sinha 2004

COCK HOUSE SHIELD
POSITION HOUSE
1 Red
2 Green
3 Gold
4 Blue

MARCHING SHIELD
POSITION HOUSE
1 Green
2 Red
3 Gold
3 Blue

DISCIPLINE SHIELD
POSITION HOUSE
1 Red
2 Blue
3 Green
4 Gold

ATHLETIC SHIELD
POSITION HOUSE
1 Red
2 Gold
3 Blue
4 Green


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