Triennial Sports Day- Urja 2022-23
NPS Koramangala celebrated its triennial senior sports day- Urja 2022 on 23rd December 2022. This being the first major sports event, after the pandemic hiatus, added a lot more gusto and enthusiasm to the day. The chief guest for this year’s sports day was Dr. Bindu Hari, the Vice Chairperson of the NPS Group of Schools. Dr. Bindu congratulated the students on their extraordinary achievements and exhorted them as well as the parents and teachers to get fitter to realise their full potential.
In the sprawling lawns of The International School Bangalore (TISB), the marching of the alert and smart contingent comprising students from Grades 9 to 12 marked an energetic start to a wonderful day filled with fierce competition and exceptional sportsmanship. The perfectly synchronised school band brightened the day with its harmonious performance, weaving a majestic pattern of music and rhythm.
The dynamic and well-executed displays by the students of Grades 6 to 9 and 11 exhibited a wide range of exercises and martial art forms that can be easily adopted for keeping oneself fit and healthy. The displays included innovative exercises using chairs, elastic resistance bands, and basketballs. Students also demonstrated ways to become fitter using old-time jumping ropes, zesty zumba moves, and the ubiquitous walk-a-mile. Their ingenuity reached new heights when they used water bottles as easily available training tools. The classical dance form, Bharatanatyam, as well as Bhangra, the popular folk dance of Punjab, were performed and were seen as ways to help stay healthy while also having fun. Martial art forms portrayed by the students with vigour and precision included Angampora, Kalaripayattu, Tai Chi, Kung fu, and Karate. This was followed by a series of seamless yogasanas that aids physical, mental, and spiritual well-being. The students of the four Houses, brimming with pride for their House, flaunted their support through immaculately designed mascots and thunderous cheering.
The day concluded with the distribution of prizes to the winners. The Voyagers won the March Past trophy as well as the much-coveted Overall Championship Trophy, while the Explorers bagged the trophy for the Best Cheering House. It was an incredible end to a remarkable day.