The entire premises reverberated with the victory chant “Bosco, Bosco” on the occasion of the 25th Annual sports festival held at Don Bosco High School Matunga. In honour of the Platinum Jubilee of the school, the sports fest was conducted at an intra school level on the first day, while day two saw the inter school events, as participants from other Salesian schools and schools from the vicinity joined in for the mega excitement at Matunga.
Day One saw the students turn out in full strength in their respective house jerseys. Students of Class IX D rendered service as referees for the various games. A prayer service was held at the start to invoke the blessings of the Almighty by singing hymns. Father Bernard Fernandes, the Principal of the school exhorted the students to display a fair game and respect the opponents.
The events for day One included a variety of games like cricket, football, basketball, kabaddi, chess, table-tennis. The finals in cricket of standard IX between the Blue and Yellow houses produced some stunning moments when 7 wickets fell in quick succession in just 10 balls. The basketball matches of standard VIII also saw some very anxious moments of see-saw scores, but ultimately the Yellow house cruised to become winners. All through the events, the students maintained a high level of decorum and abided by the decision of the referees. The DJ played music right through the day, entertaining the spectators and sportsmen alike. In chess the aspiring Grand Masters made some strategic moves to score deserving wins over their opponents. While the Kabbaddi match was in progress, a player from the Yellow house sustained a leg injury, but immediately all the players rallied around to provide medical aid to the injured player, a true display of the spirit of sportsmanship.
The climax of day One was the Tug of War between the Red and Green houses showcasing their might. Towards the end, the athletics winners were felicitated with medals. The Red house emerged as the victors with the highest score.
The Principal thanked Sir Shukla, the PT teacher and Mr. Cliff Richard, the AHM, for the wonderful organisation of the sports festival. “Today’s event was a great display of goodwill, team spirit and above all sportsmanship, the true Bosco way” said Aakarsh Nair, sports and activity vice captain.