St Mary’s P.U. College, Falnir, holds Annual Sports Day
“ABILITY IS WHAT YOU’RE CAPABLE OF DOING.
MOTIVATION DETERMINES WHAT YOU DO.
HOW WELL YOU DO IT IS DETERMINED BY YOUR ATTITUDE.”
Mangaluru: The much-awaited Annual sports day at St Mary’s P.U. College, Falnir, Mangaluru, unfolded with tremendous enthusiasm and vigor, marking a day filled with spirited competitions, cheers, and exceptional sportsmanship on November 29, 2023. The Day commenced with the arrival of the Chief Guest, featuring the magnificent school band, followed by the March Past from the students of I and II PUC wearing colourful uniforms. The chief guest of the occasion, Mr. Manohar Prasad (PSI), along with Sr Sahaya Mary, the college principal, Sr Maria Kripa, St Mary’s Joint Secretary, and other Heads of the Institution, Mr. Suresh Nandottu (Lect. in Political Science), Physical Director of Carmel P.U. College, Modankap, and Mrs. Vanitha, Physical Director of St Mary’s High School, received the salute of honor from the marching teams. The college flag was hoisted to mark the occasion, and the balloons were released into the air by the Chief Guest to mark the beginning of the event.
Student Rajeshwari and the group invoked the blessings of the Almighty, and Sr Sahaya Mary, the college principal, welcomed and introduced the Chief Guest of the event. To ignite the passion of sporting spirits, the ceremonial torch was lit and carried by Ms. Rifa K.S., the sports secretary, followed by the student representatives, and then handed over to the Chief Guest, after which the Annual Sports Meet was declared. The sports secretary administered the oath, pledging to inculcate the spirit of sportsmanship within them. Sr Maria Kripa – Joint Secretary of St Mary’s P.U College, bestowed her blessings upon the participants.
During the program, passed-out students were honored with scholarships and merit certificates for their excellence in academics and other co-curricular activities. The Cabinet Members of the academic year were also awarded on the occasion. The felicitation program was led by Mrs. Thanujakshi (Lecturer in Economics) and Mrs. Supriya ( Lecturer in Physics).
The chief guest next addressed the gathering. He articulated that one needs to aim high in order to achieve something in life. He further said that, as a state-level athlete, he was fortunate to join the Indian Army. It’s because of his high spirits in sports that he has achieved his dream. He urged the students not to involve themselves in online gaming as it steals their own time, stressed the fact that student life is the only life where you have an abundance of opportunities, and advised them to make use of those opportunities.
The formal program ended at 11 a.m., and the individual track event took place at 12.15 p.m. The track event witnessed breathtaking displays of speed, patience, and strength by the participants pushing their limits in events such as relay, 100-metre race, 200-metre race, 200-metre relay, and long jumps. The individual championship in the IPU category was bagged by Anisha Fatima of I COM, whereas in the overall championship, first place was bagged by II com . The March Past competition was won by the students of I com Group A, whereas the runners-up were the students of II commerce. One of the most inspiring aspects of the sports day was the unwavering support and encouragement from fellow students and faculty members.
The program was compered by Mrs. Smitha Karat (Lecturer in Biology) and Mrs. Mamatha (Lecturer in English), and the Vote of Thanks was proposed by Mrs.Shyamala Raj (Lecturer in Mathematics).