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Yadavindra Public School, Patiala celebrates the 70th Annual Sports Day on November 3, 2018. Around 1600 students participated in the mega event of the year. YPS board of Governors, the parents of all the students and the alumni of Golden and Silver jubilee batches added to the charm of the occasion.

The celebrations kicked off with arrival and welcome of the Chief Guest Lieutenant General Surinder Singh, AVSM**, VSM, ADC, who is current General Officer Commander-in-Chief, Western Command of the Indian Army. The students of X-XII saluted the chief guest in an impressive march past, coupled with some stirring marching music by the school band. It was followed by the flag hoisting ceremony. Director YPS, Patiala, Maj Gen Sanjiv Varma, VSM(Retd.) addressed all the invitees in his warm welcome speech. It was followed by an oath taking ceremony administered by the school sports captain, opened the doorway for further sports activities. The children showcased their talent through various events like…Equestrian, Gymnastics, Yoga and various Athletics events.

The Golden and Silver Jubilee batches of year 1968 and 1993 participated in the races that added extra gaiety to the celebrations. Once the races began, the stadium was filled with cheering and tons of encouragement for the young athletes. The day also included the final round of the Inter-House Athletic events where, the students of classes VI-XII participated in relay races. The junior and the prep students’ aerobics moves on peppy dance numbers and the PT students’ energizing display added to the aura of frolicsome atmosphere.

The budding sports stars of the school were felicitated by the esteemed chief guest in a prize giving ceremony, which raised their spirit of striving for higher achievements in the life ahead. The chief guest relayed a strong message in his speech regarding importance of sports in student’s life. His words enticed everyone to toil harder for victory and glory in life.

Sports day marks the occasion to exhibit various sports activities and acknowledging the sports award achievers of the year. On this special day, when YPS is observing 70th year of excellence, all the students and the staff of the school foregather to pour in zeal and passion in the air. It was outcome of long hard work, dedication and true sports spirit. The day was a fun filled fest of happiness, energy and delight. Where some students were glorified for their achievements, many started dreaming and devising about winning next year.