Lucknow, November 18:  City Montessori School, Gomti Nagar extension campus organized the ‘Annual Sports Day’ for its pre-primary students in a grand manner in the campus playground today. Municipal Commissioner of Lucknow, Shri Ajay Dwivedi, IAS was the Chief Guest on the occasion and inaugurated the sports day by lighting the Sports Torch. Speaking on the occasion, Shri Ajay Dwivedi, IAS said that sports are not only important for children’s health but also reduce stress and develop positive spirit in children, which is the need of the present time. He appealed to the parents and teachers to pay special attention to developing qualities of sportsmanship, co-operation and teamwork in children.

            Earlier, the Sports Day commenced with school prayer and various educational-cultural programmes. The splendid march past by little ones displayed their tremendous enthusiasm. There was a tough competition for winning the maximum number of medals in various sporting events and the students displayed their talent, capability and stamina to the fullest. While on one hand the little students of Pre-Primary section showed their agility in interesting racing competitions like Bucket Race, Little Bloomers Race, Rabbit Race, Ball Race, Car Race, Glass Voter Race, Book Balancing Race, Fish Race, Hop Race; on the other hand, they also gave tough competition to each other in Three Legged Race, Lemon and Spoon Race, Frog Race, Daddy Shoe Race. Winners of various sports competitions were awarded certificates, medals and shields by the Chief Guest, Shri Ajay Dwivedi and his wife, Mrs Neelu Dwivedi.

            Addressing the audience on the occasion, CMS Founder, Dr Jagdish Gandhi said that it is absolutely necessary to provide an inspiring environment to children in their early years and encourage and appreciate them on their achievements, because what children learn at this age has an impact on their whole life and develops their character. Senior Principal of CMS Gomti Nagar Extension campus, Ms Manjit Batra said that CMS gives equal importance to sports along with education. Concluding the event, Principal of CMS Gomti Nagar extension, Mrs Sangeeta Banerjee expressed her gratitude to parents for the success of Annual Sports Day.

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