ANNUAL SPORTS MEET
OPENING SPORTS MEET
“The moment of victory is much too short to live for that and nothing else,” said Martina Navratilova, tennis player. Apart from commemorating victories, sports meet also aim at imparting lessons on sportsman spirit and camaraderie to children. Dr. Vikhe Patil Foundation’s Little Flower School, Loni organized the Annual Sports Meet 2018-2019 on 3rd December to 21st December 2018 at the school grounds upholding this aspect of sporting events, with great zeal, excitement and frolicsome atmosphere.
The inauguration of the sports meet was done by the chief guest Principal Mrs. Swati Kharde with mesmerizing atmosphere. The chief guest inaugurated thee programme by cutting the Ribbon signaling the start of the Sports Meet. After the inspection of the four houses Ruby, Emerald, Sapphire and Coral by the Chief Guest, the March past and Oath Taking Ceremony followed. The oath was taken by Shrusti Tambe of Class 10 and the students solemnly pledged to uphold the spirit of true sportsmanship. The day was filled with exciting victories and cheers. Then the all sports games commenced according to schedule.
ANNUAL SPORT MEET DAY
The programme began with the welcoming the chief guest and the esteemed gathering. The chief guest, Mrs. Anjali Deokar Vallakati the Wrestler and Coach, our Joint secretary, Nandini Ma’am and Principal Mrs. Swati Kharde also took the salute of the impressive March Past of the students, coupled with some stirring marching music.
The students entered into the spirit of the occasion in a grand way with the oath being administered by the Sports captain. An energizing equestrian display set the tone for the rest of the event. The students displayed Flower, Baloon, Lezim and Zaanj, and Ribbon Drill display mesmerizing the audience with their energetic performances. Once the races began, the air was filled with cheering and tons of encouragement for the young athletes. Students of classes 7 to 10 competed in events including sprints, relay race. Fun time with a parent’s relay and funny games like biscuit Eating and balloon race added to the enjoyment.
The Best march past trophy and the overall champion trophy was awarded to the Coral house. After the price distribution the chief guest Mrs. Anjalo Deokar Vallakatti delivered speech and emphasized on the importance of sports in a child’s life. After that everybody rose and paid tribute to the nation by singing National Anthem.
Little flower school has always emphasized on a wholesome personality development of the students. For this purpose, not only the academic but the co-curricular activities are given equal importance as well. Following this tradition, on 21st December 2018, the school organized a funfair for the students.
The main idea behind organizing the fun fair was to give students practical knowledge of business, to enhance their skills of public communication and to allow them to enjoy the day to the fullest. The majority of the stalls were managed by the students with game stalls such as magic show, puzzle, find the treasure, mind game etc. Food stalls offered a variety of snacks .Students of School visited all the stalls and enjoyed a lot. The stalls were not only open for the students but it was open for the parents also. Parents visited the stalls between 1 to 2 pm. Every one enjoyed the various stalls and the ambience. Principal ma’am visited each and every ones stall and encouraged them for their efforts and discipline for managing such a mega event. She also appreciated and thanked the parents for their interest for encouragement of students
PICNIC TO LAXMI AGRO TOURISM ,SHRIRAMPUR.
The most awaited day of the year was the school picnic to the Laxmi agroTourism, Shrirampur.
The 98 students of Pre-primary classes taken the picnic on 27th December, 2018 along with 5 teachers with great enthusiasm & curiosity .The students got down at the venue and felt amazed to see the beautiful entrance with the statues of Cow with baby cow and Big Eagle. Floating ducks in the pond welcomed these tiny tots in to the campus. Students had their delicious breakfast. After that students visited to the green grass lawn where they enjoyed playing slides, Swings, climbing on ladders and See-Saw and many more. Every child was given the opportunity to participate and enjoy themselves. The most attractive activity of picnic was the boat riding in nearby lake. After that students had their lunch with their friends and learn to share and care.Students enjoyed the rain dance and horse riding with the help of the staff of resort. The statues of big fish followed by Dragon became the centre attraction to the small kids. At the end of the picnic snacks were enjoyed by the students. The trip was very enjoyable where students strengthen the bond between the students and teachers.Finally school buses started homeward journey at about 1.45 p.m. At about 3.10p.m. the buses entered the school campus. Everyone had a big smile on their faces indicating that had great fun.
EDUCATIONAL TOUR TO RAJASTHAN
An educational trip to Rajasthan was organized by the school in the last week of December. A group of 55 students accompanied by nine teachers embarked on the journey. Educational trip of such kind give the students a chance to build closer bonds with other students and the chance to build and experience a new environment. The trip started with great zeal and zest from Manmad to Jaipur station. The main attraction was Bird House/Zoo, where they were attracted by the majestic birds. They witnessed the dives of crocodiles, some Ostriches, and Pythons. They enjoyed shopping in Babu Market and Orchid Mall.
The students next visited the beautiful Pink City, Jaipur founded in AD 1727 by Sawai Jai Singh II, the capital of Rajasthan. It is steeped in history and culture where the past comes alive in magnificent forts and palaces. The Amer Fort, Jal Mahal, Hawa Mahal, City Palace and Jantar Mantar were the places where the students were taken. They learnt the magnificent glory of these places. The students shopped in the bustling bazaars of Jaipur famous for Rajasthani jewellery, fabric and shoes. They were taken to the cultural Pushkar Temple and Sharif Ajmer Dargah where they experienced Rajasthani traditional hospitality and culture.
SAMRAD VALLEY TRIP
Educational trips like these are certainly very important for the overall development of students. It breaks the monotony of life, fills the mind with joy and makes learning an enjoyable experience. Considering this fact 2 trips were organized for Samrad and Rajstan. It was an enjoyable and an enriching experience not only for the students but also for the teachers.
First trip was organized to visit Sandhan/ Samrad Valley. Sandhan Valley, situated in the western ghats of Sahyadris, is located on the west side of beautiful Bhandardhara region near Samrad village (3000ft Approx), is one of the greatest canyons in the Sahyadri mountain ranges. It is a combination of a canyon and a valley. Located in the Nagar district, near the famous fort Ratangad, Sandhan valley is undoubtedly The Valley of Suspense. Walking through the narrow streak of valley with 300 ft rock walls on both the sides is a lifetime experience. Descending full Sandhan valley is always a memorable outing and the overnight stay under the sparkling sky, is a sweet cherry on the cake! It was a trilling adventure for the students of class 6 to 8. Total 99 students along with 9 teachers had participated in trip. Being an adventurous trip the activities like Rapling and Hiking were organized and students enjoyed these breathtaking activities. All students and teachers enjoyed Rapling which was 105 meters high. After Rapling all students headed towards the Samrad Valley for Hiking which was around 2 kms long valley. The way was full of huge rocks and cold water through which students had cross the valley. Students took it as a challenge and win over their acrophobia. The motive behind the trip was to make students adventurous and teach them to accept the challenges.
TRIP TO SHIVNERI FORT.
The most awaited day of the year, yes the class picnic……..
We started early on 1st December morning, a group of 83 students accompanied with five teachers mainly Mrs. Kamini Aher, Mrs. Swati Bawake, Mrs. Tejal Gaikwad, Mr.Kiran Wakole and Physical incharg Mr. Deepak Ranpise. It took us 3 hours to reach our destination. Students had their nutritious breakfast on the way while travelling in bus itself. We reached to the picnic spot at 10:30am. Social Study teacher Mr Wakole Sir highlighted the silent features of the fort to the students which help to inculcate love and sensitisation towards the fort among the children. Moreover students were gained the knowledge about architecture and archaeology about the fort from the guide who guided them about the fort. Students climbed the fort enthusiastically with sharing the information about the fort which they have read in the books. First they witness statue of Jijabai and young Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj in Shivai temple. Next they visited to treasure of water that is Badami Talav, where the water is available throughout the year. Then students had their delicious lunch and marched towards Lenyadri located about 5km north of Junner in Pune. Students have seen the ancient caves which are famous for Lord Ganesha. Students enjoyed the beautiful sights of nature. At last students visited Vigneshwara temple of Ozar which is dedicated to Ganesha , The elephant headed god of wisdom. It was a wonderful experience where we learnt many things. Students learnt the values of Sharing, caring, organisation, awareness, cleanliness, hard work, peace ,team work etc. All the students expressed a desire to revisit the place with their friends. Some also mentioned that though they had been to these places with their family, they enjoyed coming with their friends the most. A great day for all the students and teachers as well as it strengthened the bond between the students and their teachers.
PICNIC TO CHAND BIBI KA MAHAL- AHMEDNAGAR
Ahmednagar is a historically important tourist destination and has numerous monuments, places and museums to feast our eyes on. Little Flower school , Loni organised the educational trip to Ahmednagar for the classes 1 to 3 on 1st December 2018.150 students accompanying with 8 teachers were taken to Planetarium and Chand Bibi mahal one of the attraction of Ahmednagar city.
We have started our journey early in the morning at 7 and reach to the destination at 10 am. It took near about 3 hours to reach the spot. Students enjoyed the journey sitting with their best friend and sharing their thoughts each other. We had our breakfast while travelling in bus itself. First we visited Efforts academy .Efforts Academy has set up this planetarium in its educational complex at Dhangarwadi. Magnificent small bridges over the water body lead us to the science museum. Here we got information about the show screened in the dome related to the planets, constellation and important invention of Mars in detail. After that students had delicious lunch and marched towards the Chand Bibi Mahal. Students were amazed to see the big hill and the monument situated on it. Bhupendra Sahu the guide explores all the history of Mahal to the students which were really informative. He gave information about the construction of mahal, tombs at the Mahal and surrounding area. Students enjoyed the scenery at the hilltop and we left the place at 5pm. evening .Really it was the pleasant experience where students learnt many things. The students learnt the values of Sharing, caring, Adventure, organisation, awareness, cleanliness, discovery, quality of work, team work, etc. Besides, the visit enhances our knowledge about the great historical place and solar system. All the students expressed a desire to revisit the place.