An impressive valedictory ceremony for ICSK sports meet

The Indian Community School (ICSK) conducted their 45th Annual Sports Meet at the Kaifan stadium on 16 and 17 November . Nearly 1000 participants from all the four branches of ICSK contested in the meet. There were around 74 events altogether that included 10 categories for children and separate categories for teachers and parents too.

On 16 November the opening ceremony was organized and the Chief Guest for the day was Mr. Shaik Abdul Rahiman, Honorable Chairman Board of Trustees ICSK. After the Islamic prayer and the Kuwait and Indian national anthems, the flag was hoisted  by the Honorable Cahirman Board of Trustees ICSK and the welcome address was delivered by Mr. Rajesh Nair Principal ICSK Amman, followed by the impressive march past of all the houses from all the four branches. The torch was lighted by the Chief Guest and the oath was administered by Ms. Beneeta and Master Jacob Sports Captains of ICSK Senior.

The meet was declared open by the Chief Guest. The chief Guest Mr. Shaik Abdul Rahiman Honorable Chairman Board of Trustees ICSK delivered the inaugural address and released the balloons zealously. The sports meet was a rich two days’ trade. The venue witnessed some of the toughest competitions between the participants of all the four branches with a variety of events and exemplary performances by the participants.

The annual sports meet was announced closed on 17 November 2019 with the lowering of the flag by the Chief Guest for the day Mr. Agnello Antonio Sebastion Fernandes, Honorable Joint Secretary  Board of Trustees ICSK and the vote of thanks was delivered by Mrs. Shirly Dennis, Sports in charge and Principal Junior branch.

On 22 November 2019, an exuberant felicitation ceremony by the name Resplendence was organized in the ICSK Senior school auditorium. During the function, the winners were presented with the awards for their hard-earned achievements. The Chief Guest for the ceremony was Dr. Haila Almekaimi, Former Under-Secretary Ministry of Information and Professor of Political Science at Kuwait University. She recently presented a talk at the Jawaharlal University on the topic ‘Indo-Kuwait relationship’.  The other dignitaries were Mr. Shaik Abdul Rahiman Honorable Chairman Board of Trustees, Mr. Azharuddin Amir Mohammed Honorable Secretary Board of Trustees, Mrs. Shirly Dennis Sports in-charge and Principal Junior branch, Mr. K Ganagdhar Principal Khaitan branch, Mr. Rajesh Nair Principal Amman branch, Dr. Sam T Kuruvilla Vice principal Khaitan, Dr. Mary Isaac Vice Principal Amman, Mrs. Sheeja Vice Principal Junior, Mrs. Susan Rajesh Pothen Vice Principal Senior and Mrs. Mini Shaji Deputy Vice Principal Senior. The programme reflected the joy and spirit of the occasion.

The inaugural ceremony of the valedictory function commenced with the Islamic prayer by Fathima, Junior branch followed by the Kuwait National Anthem. The invocation song by the ICSK Senior School choir Swaranjali, followed next.

Commencing the ensuing session, the Principal and Senior Administrator Dr. V Binumon  greeted and welcomed the Chief Guest Dr. Haila Almekaimi and the other dignitaries with pride. By quoting the famous basket ball player Mickey Jordan, Dr. V Binumon applauded all the sports participants and their parents for their valuable support and cooperation. The Chief Guest Dr. Haila accompanied by Dr. V Binumon and Mrs. Shirly Dennis, lighted the lamp making it an auspicious moment for all. Dr. Haila addressed the gathering and shared her joy for having witnessed such an extravaganza.

Honorable Chairman Mr. Shaik Abdul Rahiman accompanied by Mrs. Shirly Dennis presented a memento as a token of gratitude and appreciation to Dr. Haila Almekaimi. Dr. Haila released the Diamond Jubilee song that was written by Mrs. Reshmi Unnikrishnan, P.E teacher ICSK Amman and composed by Mr. M.U Mathew, Music teacher ICSK Senior. Dr. V Binumon, Mr. Amir Mohammed and Mr. Shaik Abdul Rahiman honoured both of them for their exemplary work.

The Inaugural ceremony came to an end with the vote of thanks by Mrs. Shirly Dennis. Around 900 awards were given away to the winners that included achievers of the cricket team, CBSE clusters, chess tournaments, annual sports meet among others. The awards were given away by the Chief Guest Dr. Haila Almekaimi, Dr. V Binumon, Mr. Shaik Abdul Rahiman, Mr. Amir Mohammed, Mr. K. Gangadhar and Mr. Rajesh Nair to all the deserving winners of ICSK.

Rohit Krishnan, 9B [Amman branch] was selected as a member of the Kuwait U-16 National cricket team for the Asian Cricket council Under-16 Western region premier 2019 cricket tournament.

  1. Mohammed Raashiq 10 E [Senior branch] has been chosen for playing for Kuwait National Cricket Team U-16 and U19 category.
  2. Mohammed Thoufiq 10 G [Senior Branch] is playing for Kuwait National Cricket team U19 category.

Two girls from Amman, two from Khaitan and one from Senior branch have set new meet records in the 4x100M relay U-14 girls category.

Individual Champions of CBSE Kuwait Clusters

U-17 BOYS

Arnold Jerome Andrid first in 400 M and800M, Benin Gibi Varghese first in 1500 M and 3000 M.

U-17 GILRS

Disha Shenoy first in 100M and 200M

U-19 BOYS

Noel George first in 1500and 5000M, Azam Kunchammed first in100M and long jump.

U-19 GIRLS

Dinah Stephen first in 100Mand long jump, Archana Srinivas first in200M and high jump.

Noel George of class XII ICSK Senior and Dinah Stephen of class XII ICSK Senior were awarded for the Best Sports Person [Boy/Girl] of the Year.

In the U-14 boys category the individual championship was bagged by Senior branch and in the U-14 girls category the individual championship was shared by Amman and Khaitan branch together.

In the U-17 boys category, Khaitan branch bagged two individual championships and in the girls category Senior branch owned two individual championships and one was owned by Amman branch.

In the U-19 boys category two individual championships were bagged b y Khaitan branch and in the girls category two individual championships were bagged by the Senior branch.

The following were the results of several other tournaments.

1] Interbranch chess tournament u-14 girls

Winners- Senior

Runner-up- Khaitan

Second runner-up- Amman

2] Interbranch chess tournament u-14 boys

Winners- Senior

Runner-up- Amman

Second Runner-up- Khaitan

3] Interbranch badminton tournament u-14 girls

Winners- Senior

Runner-up- Amman

Second Runner-up- Khaitan

4] Interbranch badminton tournament u-14 boys

Winners- Senior

Runner-up- Amman

Second Runner-up- Khaitan

5] Interbranch table tennis u-14 girls

Winners- Senior

Runner-up- Amman

Second Runner-up- Khaitan

6] Interbranch table tennis u-14 boys

Winners- Senior

Runner-up- Amman

Second Runner-up- Khaitan

7] Interbranch basketball u-14 girls

Winners- Senior

Runner-up- Amman

Second Runner-up- Khaitan

8] Interbranch basket ball u-14 boys

Winners- Amman

Runner-up- Senior

Second runner-up- KHAITAN

9] Interbranch chess u-12 girls

Winners- Junior

Runner-up- Amman

10] Interbranch chess tournament  u-12 boys

Winners- Junior

Runner-up- Amman

Second runner-up- Khaitan

11] Interbranch badminton u-12 boys

Winners- Amman

Runner-up- Junior

Second runner-up- Khaitan

12] Interbranch badminton u-12 girls

Winners- Amman

Runner-up- Khaitan

Second Runner-up- Junior

13] Interbranch table tennis u-12 girls

Winners- Amman

Runner-up- Junior

Under 12-boys

Winners- Junior

Runner-up- Amman

Second runner-up- Khaitan

14] Interbranch basket ball u-12 girls

Winners- Junior

Runner-up- Amman

Second runner-up- Khaitan

15] Interbranch basket ball  u-12 boys

Winners- Junior

Runner-up- Amman

Second runner-up- Khaitan

45TH Annual Sports Meet category wise winners are as follows:

1] [LKG-II]-Boys winners – Amman

2] [LKG-II]- Girls  winners- Amman

3] [III-V] Boys winners- Khaitan

4] [III-V] Girls winners- Khaitan

5] U-14 Boys winners- Khaitan

6] U-14 Girls winners- Amman

7] U-17 Boys winners- Senior

8] U-17 Girls winners- Amman

9] U-19 Boys winners- Khaitan

10] U-19 Girls winners- Senior

THE INTER- HOUSE RESULTS ARE AS FOLLOWS:

First position- WINNERS [963 Points]

Second position- VICTORS [836 Points]

Third position- LEADERS [734 Points]

Fourth position- ACHIEVERS [ 632 Points]

The teachers and parents also participated in the events during the 45th Annual sports meet and the awards were given away to all the winners.