HFS International championed the true spirit of the school motto of nourishing a healthy mind and body with creativity and savoir faire on its Annual Athletic Meet, 2018. This year, the sports day with a difference was special.
Beaconed by the theme of 'Creativity, Cooperation and Care', the meet witnessed an amalgam of events that upheld the ideals of universal ethics and fair play. The Principal of the institution, Mrs. Kalyani Patnaik believes that an integral part of athletics is to transcend borders through cooperation and interdependence.
The honorable guests gracing the occasion were Mr. Puneet Mehra – COO KOOH Sports, Mr. Mahesh Kutty – Editor, MY POWAI and Mrs. Jayshree Ramesh – DY Project Head, Kotak Umang, who inaugurated the sports meet with the parade inspection. Mr. Mehra, an eminent sports enthusiast, applauded the HFSI students for their hard work and encouraged them to achieve their 'game winning shot'. The HFSI primary students donned the role of the giant Indian squirrel – the Maharashtran state animal and wildlife emblem, symbolising the perfect amalgam of wisdom and agility to be mastered by a true sportsperson.
Through a display of inner discipline, physical as well as mental rigour, the children exhibited various drills and performances, each crafted with life lessons. The ripples of the drapes from the primary drill created mesmerising coral designs, depicting harmony, creativity and coordination. The pyramid formations portrayed the synthesis of the firmly rooted Indian culture with international mindedness, while the peacock was conjured up as a fine display of spirit, compassion and care. The taekwondo set demonstrated coordination, agility and strength while the folk lezim reverberated with the glorious 'dhol' resonating in the air.
Celebrating the dynamism in sports, the HFSI Outreach Programme under CAS invited and stood shoulder to shoulder with the Trombay Public School, under the umbrella of Kotak Education Foundation.
The winners of the HFSI Aquatic and Athletic meet were lauded at the culmination of the HFSI Annual Athletic Meet, who exemplified a fine balance between academics and athletics that HFSI endeavours to instill in its students.