“Play is the only way the highest intelligence of humankind can unfold.” With this motto DPS Indonesia organises Annual Sports Day every year. This year it was organised on 29th July 2017 in the school grounds. Mr. Dharmadas,, Vice- President Asia Pacific Fibres, graced the occasion as the chief guest and Mr. Sathasivam and Mr. Vipin Kumar, member management committee DPS, Indonesia as guests of honour. Principal, Mrs. Anjali Bhatnagar welcomed the chief guest, guests of honour and parents. The Chief Guest, Mr. Dharmadas and members of school management committee Mr. Sathasivam were presented bouquets by the head boy V. Shri Sarvesh, Sports Captain, Sahil Jindal and Head Girl, Oveiya Ravi respectively. The programme started with disciplined marching of the young comrades of Bali House and Jawa house. The Chief Guest took the salute from contingents, sworn in the oath and declared the Sports Meet 2017 open.
Various health fitness presentations by the students not only spell bound the audience but empowered them with health tips too. Martial Arts Presentation showcased self defence techniques, rare combination of physical and mental discipline besides athletic competition. Tiny Tots from classes LKG-V let everyone appreciate their aerobic moves with lots of energy, stamina, joy and also enigma. In Human Pyramid formation, talented boys from classes VI-XII gave perfect example of disciplined technique, balance, strength flexibility, agility, endurance and control by forming formations like chair formation, gymnastics formation, lotus formation and victory formation etc. In Hula Hoop Dance, girls from classes VI-XII made everyone tap their feet on their artistic movement like twirling the hoop around the waist and making blossoming flower formation with the hoop. Audience pocketed healthy tips that how all these presentations improves cardiovascular health, burns calories and also prevents the risk of chronic diseases like asthma, diabetes etc. Number of fun games like Catch the Krupuk and Run, Cycling Dore and Pass the Ball etc. filled participants with the feelings of sportsmanship and enthused confidence.
Icing on the cake was friendly match between gentlemen and boys of classes XI-XII in which gentlemen won the match by 7 runs. The winners got felicitated for their achievements in athletics, table tennis and badminton by Mr. Dharmadas, Mr Sathasivam and Mr. Vipin Kumar respectively. The Chief Guest Mr. Dharmadas in his speech exhorted all the students that true sportsman is the one who competes with others in an energetic way to amuse oneself or play in lively manner and this truly was evident in the events put up by the students of DPS, Indonesia.
The event got culminated with presentation of vote of thanks and declaration of Sports Meet 2017 closed by Ms. Kalpana Tripathi, Headmistress of DPS, Indonesia.