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The National Sports Day in India is celebrated on 29th August every year. This day marks the birth anniversary of Major Dhyan Chand, The Wizard of Hockey, who won the gold medals for the Olympics for India in the years 1928, 1932 and 1936. Known for his Sublime goal-scoring laurels and extraordinary ball control, Dhyan Chand is regarded as the greatest field hockey player of all time.

Putting his stamp on international hockey arena, and having served his country to reach its pinnacles of glory multiple times, he became a legendary figure in the Indian and world hockey. The most noted memorials for him is the Major Dhyan Chand Award, the highest award for lifetime achievement in sports and games in India, and the National Sport Day celebrations on his birthday.

To Commemorate the National Sports Day at Indian School Sohar, a special assembly was conducted by the Physical Education Students from Class XI.

The assembly unfolded in stages.  It began with a prayer song. The Principal, Ms. Sanchita Verma showed respect to Major Dhyan Chand by offering flowers at the portrait displayed along with Mr.Yashvir Singh, Supervisor, IX & X. She was presented with a badge by the Sports captains. The thought, “Sports Do Not Build Character, They Reveal It", was presented to ponder and work upon.  A speech on 'National Sports Day' was delivered to promote sportsmanship spirit among the students. Various questions related to sports were asked during the Quiz to test the knowledge of students. Students with the right answers were rewarded with gifts. The Principal addressed the gathering and emphasized on the importance of sports and fitness. The grand assembly ended with the National Anthem

The Physical Education Students of class XI conducted exciting games like Firing Range, Hoop on Cone, Ping Pong Shoot, etc. were conducted. A friendly football match was also conducted for the Students of Class XII.

Various fun filled and interesting games were conducted for the teachers during the recess. Teachers and students participated with enthusiasm and enjoyed the recreational games and won many prizes. Among the games were Tug -of -War and Volleyball Match, which were played between the teachers and Omani staff of our school. The day ended with Prize Distribution to the winners of Tug -of-War and Volleyball, and with echoes of sportsmanship in the corridors and playground of the school. It was a grand success because of the planning, hard work and innovative ideas of the students and teachers of the Physical Education Department.


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