Bhavans’ Sports Day heralds a riot of drill displays and athletics

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Mention Sports Day and it conjures up myriad images of athletic events. But the 10th Annual Athletic Meet of Indian Educational School and Smart Indian School, Bhavans, Kuwait held on 3rd November 2018 at Kaifan stadium, was a graceful departure from run-of-the-mill sporting experience. In the run-up to Sports day, intense practice sessions saw the excitement reach fever pitch that culminated in the delirious ride of a sporting experience. The recurring theme of Superheroes lent fresh impetus to the elaborate design of displays and events.

The chief guest of the day was Mr. Mansoor Al Mansoor, Head of English Schools, Private Education , Kuwait, in the august company of Mr. Ahmed Ali Al Rashidi, Director of Smart Indian School, Mr. N. K. Ramachandran Menon, Chairman of Bhavans Middle East, Mr. T Premkumar , Principal of IES, Mr. Mahesh Iyer, Principal of SIS, Ms. Rathi Ravindran , Principal of Jack and Jill, Mr. Suresh V Balakrishnan , Vice Principal (Middle & Senior wing ) of IES, Ms. Meenakshi Nayyar , Vice Principal ( CCA) of IES and Ms. Albin Daisy Vice Principal of SIS.



Samuel John Abraham, the school head boy, in his speech, rolled out a red carpet welcome to the distinguished guests. It didn’t take much time for the athletes to get into the swing of things. The four houses of the school – Satya, Seva, Tapas and Sanskriti – converged on the track for the march past. BSS (Bhavans Service Scheme) spearheaded the parade. The council members, house captains and vice-captains followed suit. As the staccato rhythm of the drum beats rent the air, the marching parade filed past the dignitaries. The incredible starlets of Bhavans did the torch relay that resonated with the message of light in spirit, knowledge and life. Mr. T. Premkumar and Mr. Mahesh Iyer, the Principals of Bhavans, Kuwait together declared the meet open.

The events picked up pace with an assortment of drill displays that held sway. Kiddies set the tone in a rollicking free-hand exercise. As their arms flickered, the ribbons scribbled the air. Then snappily dressed kids emerged on the scene for martial arts display, aerobics and zumba dance. An enthralling spectacle in itself, the dancers did the body rolls in sync with the hip-hop music. Props of chess pieces marshalled on the ground for the chess display, a photographer’s delight indeed, as students regaled the crowd with some deft moves reminiscent of the acrobatic skills of a gymnast. The saree display wove a spell in terms of its visual integrity and it was too appealing to inspire even a fledgling sports journalist to write rave reviews.

The standout moment of the day was when the superheroes of Bhavans, who had done the school proud in various competitions, burst on the scene and formed a huddle. They even broke into a spontaneous gig much to the delight of the crowd. A string of keenly fought athletic events had the thrills and spills of an adventurous tale. The sprints, in particular, spiced up the drama in the riveting narrative of heroics on the field. A couple of close finishes in a few events kept the athletes and the cheerleaders on tenterhooks for a while since a clear favourite failed to emerge from the points table. Then in a fairy-tale finish, Sanskriti house managed to lay their hands on the much-coveted Championship trophy. Seva house had to settle for the runners-up trophy.

The chief guest gave away the trophies amid loud applause. The chief guest was presented a memento as a token of love and gratitude by Mr. N. K Ramachandran Menon, the Chairman of Bhavans Middle East. Aaliya Yasirah Sageer, the school head girl delivered the vote of thanks as another eventful day drew to a close on an upbeat note.

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Asif
Thursday, November 8, 2018
Mr. Zacharia you might be having a point but it''s not wise to leave your kids in hostels or at relatives place in India. The Schools here as not as bad you potray, there are many successful kids who came back to Kuwait and taking good positions. Thre are many who are doing well in India and other parts of the world. Having said the Rasha is exaggerating when she says Bhavan''s is best, it''s a marketing strategy to take double the fees as compared to other indian schools. Irony is all the kids are passing out from the same CBSE, then why pay double fee to Bhavans. Another irony is that the school is located in the lousiest place in Kuwait. It''s a torture to kids to spend so much time in transport. Remember, the school near your house is the best one. Kids gets groomed at home more than a School.

Jacob Zacharia
Wednesday, November 7, 2018
All most all the Indian Schools in Kuwait are unfit to be called as "schools" honestly. How this CBSE gives them affiliation is what I wonder when my kids were studying in the schools here and finally in the interest of my kids health and well being I shifted them to India. In most schools kids suffer from Vitamin D deficiency and most of the kids raised in Kuwait are not physically fit as they should be. MoE is also allowing the private business entrepreneurs to mint money from parents and build an empire for themselves paying half their loot to the local guys who are not bothered about anyone''s health but money. Shocking to read that just a basketball court for drill practice andthe bhavans collecting the highest fees from parents !! Ufff is the right beginning by Rasha. Just produce nerds by keeping them in 22C classrooms for 7 hours. Wake up MoE and CBSE.

Zac

Rasha Yusuf
Wednesday, November 7, 2018
Ufff ! what a breathtaking drill display we parents winessed at the Kaifan stadium on Saturday!! My kid studied in two different schools in Kuwait and one in GEMs group and from my heart I write this - NOne of these schools can come anywhere near Bhavans Kuwait and no exaggeration when I write this. The weather was perfect for the sports day and what a colorful display it was and training over 2000 kids of all ages is no mean achievement by the sports faculty of Bhavans. What is more challenging according to their dynamic principal who spoke to us is that just one small basketball court was used for about three weeks to prepare this thematic drill display. Kudos to all the kids and their teachers for this painstaking effort. Great team work at the end of it. Proud of our school always.

Rasha

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