The Victoria International College Holds its 10th Annual Sports and Athletics Meet
“The moment of victory is much too short to live for that and nothing else,” said Maria Navratilova, tennis player. Besides commemorating victories, sports and athletics events like sports meets also aim to foster sportsmanship, discipline and goodwill to students. Upholding these valuable life lessons that are crucial in the development of a complete personality, The Victoria International College held its 10th annual Sports and Athletic Meet at the Wewelduwa Grounds in Hunupitya on March 18th 2016.
The chief guest Prof. A. Pathmeswaran, Professor of Public Health, University of Kelaniya, also imparted to the students the important message that participation was greater than victory and that every attempt was a victory regardless of rank if one gave it their all and did their very best.
The event began with a re-enactment of the Vestal Virgins lighting the first torch in the torch relay. Guests were formally greeted by an elegant and beautifully choreographed welcome dance by the senior students of the school. A colourful and acrobatic gymnastics display by students from grades 2 to 6 and an exciting drill display by the nursery students of the school added a splash of colour and a heaping of excitement to the day’s events.
This year’s sports meet also saw the introduction of a long distance running event for the Under 15 and Under 17 age group for the first time in the history of TVIC. Adding to the excitement, with the participation of the invited students in Under 17 Invited Schools Relays.
The day ended on a cheerful note, with Anoj Perera and Halida Hafeel winning the titles of best sportsman and sportswoman, respectively, and Tulip house bagging both Overall Athletics Championship and Best Decorated House trophies.