Dubai Gem held the Annual Sports Day for Boys on February 22, 2018, a day that was eagerly looked forward to by the sports-loving boys and budding athletes alike.
The event began promptly at 8:30 am at the Iranian Club grounds, with the National Anthem followed by the inauguration by Principal Mrs. Humera Ibrahim. This was then followed by the torch ceremony which saw the Head Boy, House Captains and the Sports Captains participating by the lighting of their respective torches.
It was a hot and sunny day but that did not dampen the enthusiasm of the athletes who enthusiastically participated in various track and field events as well as special events such as the obstacle races.
The efforts of the athletes were cheered on lustily by the assembled crowd of students, parents and friends, with competition among the houses, for the overall house and individual championships!
The day saw some outstanding performances and some enthralling competition. At the end of which, Maktoum House emerged the winner of the House Championship!
Individual championship winners were:
Pranav – Sub juniors; Laksh Agarwal – Juniors; Manoviraj Lal – Intermediates; Matthew Barros – Seniors and Dhrish Kanar -Super seniors.
In recognition of their talent and performance; Muhammad Anas Naeem (Year 9) won the promising athlete of the year; Mir Aun Tabrezi (Year 11) was awarded the trophy for Fair Play.
Meanwhile, Aamir Rajkotwala (Year 9) and Yash Bijlani (Year 11) were awarded trophies for their sincere effort towards sports. Our Sports Captain, Ayman Ahmed (Year 13), and Aaron Barreto (Year 10) were awarded with special trophies as well.
It was an enjoyable day and the boys had loads of fun supporting and cheering for one another.
Life-skills of perseverance and discipline and the rewards of winning and the gracious acceptance of failure, were once again reinforced on the sports field!
A big thank you to all the teachers, particularly the P.E. department, support staff and student volunteers who helped make this day a truly memorable one!