TCV School Chauntra celebrated its 17th Inter-House Athletics Meet on October 13, 2023, with great enthusiasm and fervour. The Chief Guest for the event was the Sub Divisional Magistrate of Jogindernagar, Mr. Krishna Kumar Sharma, and the special guest was the President of TCV Schools, Mr. Sonam Sichoe. Various heads of other TCV branches and other dignitaries were also present.
Upon his arrival, Mr. Sharma was warmly welcomed by the school Principal, staff, and students. The principal, in his welcome speech, thanked Mr. Sharma for his gracious presence and highlighted the importance of sports in the overall development of students. He also mentioned about the creation of “Book and Biscuits Room” (B&B) by Mrs. Tenzin Palmo and the new Art room would be inaugurated by the Chief Guest on the same day. The B&B was created to improve students’ interest in learning languages and to create a love of learning during breaks and free time, where they can read, rest, and have fun with old and new things. He also wished all the participants the best of luck.
This year, TCV Chauntra also invited neighbouring schools to participate in their annual athletic meet. Schools such as TCV Upper, TCV Gopalpur, TCV Suja, and Iflex International School all accepted the invitation and sent teams to compete.
The Chief Guest then declared the Inter-House Athletics Meet open. The meet was followed by a series of track and field events for boys and girls of all divisions, including 100m race, 200m race, 800m race, 1500m race, high jump, long jump, triple jump, and shot put.
The highlight of the event was the medley relay race, which featured teams from all of the participating schools. The race was a close one, but in the end, TCV Upper emerged victorious.
The students displayed their athletic prowess and sportsmanship throughout the day. The crowd cheered enthusiastically for their respective houses. The meet concluded with a closing ceremony, where the trophies were distributed to the winners.
And finally, Nyatri House won the 17th Athletics Meet, followed by Songtsen House, Trisong House, and Triral. Nyatri House also won the Cock House trophy that has won the most points in all completions throughout the year, for two consecutive years.
Mr Sonam Sichoe, the president of TCV, in his closing remarks, praised the students for their outstanding performances and congratulated the winners. He also thanked the school management and staff for organising such a successful event.
In addition to the track and field events, the meet also featured callisthenics display and presentation by students from classes 2-10. The students performed a variety of callisthenics exercises, such as push-ups, pull-ups, and Surya namaskar in sync with music. The performance was a hit with the audience, who appreciated the students’ skill and dedication.
The 17th Inter-House Athletics Meet was a resounding success. It was a day of fun, competition, and sportsmanship. The students, staff, and parents all enjoyed the event.