Odisha Sports Minister inaugurates sports event of SAI International SAI Olympics

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The sports event of SAI International “SAI Olympics” is going to be held over a period of three days from December 15-17, 2015. SAI Olympics is organized in alteration with the annual function every second year to showcase the sporting talent of the SAIoneers.
The opening ceremony for the meet was  December 15 at 9:00 am at the Pele Sports Ground in the school campus. The occasion was graced by Shri Sudam Marandi, Minister of State, Sports & Youth Services and S.T. & S.C. Development (Tribal Welfare) as the Chief Guest and Shri Priyadarshi Mishra, Member of Legislative Assembly, Bhubaneswar North as the Guest of Honour.
The Sports Meet at SAI International School is an event which is much awaited by students and teachers alike. The whole atmosphere today was vibrating with a strong house spirit. The staffrooms, classrooms, hallways and the sports field are all abuzz with the talk of the House athletes, House teams and points to win and lose. All the four houses of the School- Kanishka, Kharavela, Ashoka and Chandragupta are brimming with the competitive spirit for the event.
“I am truly happy to be a part of this wonderful occasion” said Shri Priyadarshi Mishra. Explaining the students the importance of sports he further added, “Sports is the best way to experience working with team and it also helps in developing leadership qualities. One should have sportsmen spirit in order to flourish in any field.”

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Congratulating the entire school for holding such an event Shri Marandi said, “Your venture into sports, into any athletic event that strikes you, should not stop when you get out of school. It should be a daily habit as life goes on for you.” He further asked the students to be good human beings and highlighted the role of sports in inculcating some of the vital qualities among the students like team building, discipline and competitive spirit and finally declared SAI Olympics open.
The Chairman of the school, Dr. BK Sahoo, wished all his young SAIoneers luck and advised them to gear up and give their best in the next three days and bring laurel to the school and their family. The highlight of the day was the thrilling horse riding show, put up by the students, which elaborated coordination, balance and stability at such young age.
The coming two days promises to be a euphoric mix of physical fitness and agility, nail biting races, outstanding talent displays, colorful drills and spectacular cultural performances. Some of the games and sports that will lace the occasion with its fervor are Flat races, High jumps, long jumps, relay races, horse riding, swimming, cricket, football, tennis etc.

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