One of the most prestigious events of Indian School Muscat (ISM), the 42nd Annual Athletic Meet and Drill Display, was held on 27th November, 2017. Amidst the exquisitely decorated field with fluttering flags and the sounds of bugle, the event bustled with enthusiastic athletes competing for the Cock-House Trophy and the Overall Championship.
Chief Guest, Dr. Baby Sam Samuel, Director, Board of Directors of Indian Schools in the Sultanate of Oman and Guests of Honor Ms. Shinoona Salah Al Habsi, Olympian London Olympics 2012 and Ms. Mazoon Bint Khalfan Al Alawi, Olympian Rio Olympics 2016 along with Mr. N. Omanakuttan (President – School Management Committee {SMC}), esteemed members of the SMC, Dr. Rajeev Kumar Chauhan (Principal), Mr. Saji S Nair (Senior Vice Principal – Admin), Vice-Principals and Assistant Vice-Principals witnessed the meet.
Clad in their House uniforms the four contingents marched in well synchronized precision. P. Sai Saran (Head Boy), Shravani Garmella (Head Girl) and the members of the Students’ Council led the March Past. The flag of ISM held high by the Head Boy swayed gently and distinctly in the centre followed by the four Houses that marched in their distinct colors – Yellow, Green, Blue and Red which were led by their respective captains Bharat Sirwani, Bernice Thambi Raja, Ismail Khalid and Vikram Nabira. The flag bearers of all the four Houses with their contingents marched around the school ground amidst the loud cheer. Band Master Mr. Nandlal Sharma led the school band adding splendor to the March Past.
The splendid drill displays involving mass student participation embellished the event. The intriguing aspect of the event was the ‘ISMKIDSPORT’ displaying the vigor and spirit of the Primary Section children. The splendid POM POM Drill by the students of Class V, the Dumbbells Drill by the students of Class VI and the impressive Wands Drill by Class IX students were the highlights of the day.
Individual Championships were won by Aryan V. (Sub Junior Boys) and Bhakti S. (Sub Junior Girls) of Green House; Josh. V. (Junior Boys) of Yellow House and Stuti Sapru (Junior Girls) of Red House; Mithil (Intermediate Boys) and Alfina Thomas (Intermediate Girls) of Yellow House; Pre Senior Boys Championship was shared by Deepak Kaladharan of Red House and Mohammad Ali Khan Ameen of Blue House; Bernice Thambi Raja (Pre Senior Girls) of Green House, Ismail Khalid (Senior Boys) and Anakha Anil (Senior Girls) of Blue House. The Blue House had a sweeping victory bagging all the three prestigious trophies: The Cock House, Athletic Championship, and the March Past Trophy for the year 2017 – 2018. Blue House Captain Ismail Khalid along with House Master Mr. Joyson Cyril and House Mistress Mrs. Monica Lobo received the trophies with pride.
ISM has always bagged outstanding positions at the CBSE Nationals. Chief Guest Dr. Baby Sam felicitated these prodigious National Champions - Amoolya Subash of X M (Bronze medal – CBSE National Chess tournament 2017 held at Ranchi), Rajwardhan Jadhav of IX H (Bronze medal at CBSE National Swimming Competition 2017 held at Sonipat), Bernice Thampi Raja (XII C), Jennifer Catherine (XII I), Anagha Anil (XII G) and Anoushka Punja (XI D), winners of the Bronze medals in 4x100m Relay at the CBSE National Athletic Meet 2017 held at Bemetara, Chhattisgarh.
The event concluded with the sounding of the Last Post. The school flag was brought down and handed over in highest solemnity signifying the end of the sporting activities of the school for the year 2017-18. All present lauded the dedicated efforts of the Principal, Mr. Harikrishna Pillai, HoD (Physical Education) with his team, the enthusiastic students and the support staff in organizing the 42nd Annual Athletic Meet and Drill Display a grand success.






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