The 11th Annual Athletic Meet of Indian Education School (IES) and Smart Indian School (SIS) was held on 9 November at Kaifan stadium.
In attendance at the event was the chief guest, Poshitha Perera, charge d’affaires, Embassy of Srilanka to Kuwait, in the company of N K Ramachandran Menon, Chairman of Bhavans Middle East, Ms. Hanna Al Enazi, Inspector, Social Services, Ministry of Private Education, Mr. Nabil Goma , Inspector, Educational activities, Ministry of Private Education, and Ms. Michelle Al Maaef, Inspector, English schools for Middle and Senior from the Ministry of Private Education. The chief guest and the guests of honour were escorted by Mr. T Premkumar, Principal of Indian Education School, Mr. Mahesh Iyer, Principal of Smart Indian School, Mr. Krishnadas Menon, Director, Bhavans Kuwait, Ms. Sheela Krishnadas, Ms. Anselma Tessy, Senior Vice Principal of IES, and other school officials.
The opening ceremony kicked off with its characteristic fanfare. Master Daniel Thomas Koleth, the school head boy, in his speech, rolled out a warm welcome to the dignitaries and the visitors. The four houses of the school- Sanskriti, Satya, Seva and Tapas – displayed the march past. The contingent of school council members, house captains and vice captains followed suit. The chief guest, declared the meet open. As a token expression of gratitude, the chief guest and the guests of honour were honoured with mementos by Mr. N K Ramachandran Menon, Chairman of Bhavans Middle East.
Then, young sprinters gave their sporting best in the many events followed by an opulent drill displays. Girls of IES put up Maypole display that spun an intricate web of colours. As part of Honey bee drill, kiddies of Jack & Jill swooped down on the green strip like a swarm of buzzing bees. Sunflower dance, dedicated to Private International English School, Abudhabi, was an absorbing spectacle as was the Boys’ Wands display, dedicated to Bahrain Indian School, had a riveting charm.
Girls’ Sword display, by Al Saad Indian School, Alain, was followed by the dumbbell display by the students of Smart Indian School and Kiddies’ dance, dedicated to Wise Indian Academy, Ajman. The Kungfu Display and Human Pyramid display were dedicated to Bhavans Pearl Wisdom School, Alain and Pearl Wisdom School, Dubai, respectively.
With a rich haul of medals, Seva house of IES and Satya house of SIS lifted the coveted Championship trophies. Sanskriti of SIS settled for the second place. The victory podium throbbed with cheers as the Chief guest gave away the prizes. Kammalikaa Mahendran, Sports captain, proposed a vote of thanks. The meet drew to a close with the National Anthem.