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65th NATIONAL SCHOOL GAMES OFF TO A GRAND START

65th NATIONAL SCHOOL GAMES OFF TO A GRAND START

Chandigarh, 18th November,2019 : The 65th National School Games in Baseball U-19 (Boys & Girls) commenced with the Opening Ceremony being conducted at Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 37 B, Chandigarh today.

The Games scheduled from 18.11.2019 to 23.11.2019 are being hosted by the Education Department, Chandigarh under the aegis of School Games Federation of India. Around 460 baseball players from 15 states across the nation are participating in the Games.

The Chief Guest of the occasion Mr.Tejdeep Singh Saini, PCS, Director Sports, Chandigarh Administration was welcomed by the senior officials of the Education Department. A salute was given by the school band of GMSSS -33 girls. After the formal welcome the SGFI Flag was hoisted by the Chief Guest. Then the 15 teams marched imposingly on the beat of the drum. The participating players were administered the oath of participating in the true spirit of the games. The Chief Guest then declared the games open. The students of GMSSS, Sector 8 presented an impressive yoga show.

The Chief Guest, Mr Tejdeep Singh Saini, PCS, in his ceremonial address motivated the players to play with sportsman spirit. He stressed on the importance of discipline and hard work. He emphasised on the harmful effects of drugs and said that there are no shortcuts in life.

Mrs. Anujit Kaur, the Organising Secretary cum DEO, UT, Chandigarh presented the vote of thanks. The Opening Ceremony culminated with the singing of the National Anthem by the choir of GMSSS, Sector 37 b, Chandigarh.

Department: 
Sports