Bright and sundrenched morning of 20th October 2017, a tradition which was set in 2012 as most of the Alumni’s residing out of Doon visit their home town to celebrate Diwali are given a chance to once again play with the old teammates, reliving the memories, competing against each other and winning Medals in 7 different sports tournaments across campus.
A day simply not to be missed! Commencing at 7.00 am at the SJA Tennis Court, Big Field, Basket Ball Court, and culminating at Auditorium with some stunning badminton matches, breathtaking shots being hit in the finals were awesome.
And this year the introduction of Air Pistol and Rifle shooting added altogether a new charm to the event and Josephites overwhelmingly chose to shoot!
This year as promised the event was bigger and better supported by Doon Institute of Shooting and Sports, Dehradun. The institute is run by our Alumni Mayank Marwah a national coach who has produced national shooters in his arena.
The Alumni Sports Meet, as indicated by the name, is all about the alumni and we are thankful for the alumna's enthusiastic participation in the same.
It was a complete team effort the junior members of the committee dear Abhinav Goel and Swabhavi Aggarwal along with Raghav Sharma took care of logistics and co related activities since past one month and continuously interacting with seniors Sachin Agarwal and Mohit Rajvanshi to execute the minutest details. These are the strong shoulders that shall carry the association to greater heights.
With the support of Mr. Virender Rautela Sir school’s sports head the and staff the necessary arrangement were made which not only included preparation of facilities to conduct multi sports ranging from Cricket to Shooting and provided the participant sumptuous lunch and Breakfast!
It was a day full of fun, food and drink, sports and excitement with almost 150 Alumni welcomed by the members of the Managing Committee with great zeal and enthusiasm.
The alumna's Re-lived their old times, played some outstanding sport and interacted with their old friends, seniors and the faculty. It turned out to be a great platform for an informal interaction between the alumni by playing various sports against each other.
The buzz was around whole day former and Existing Faculty members, Staff and ex-Students cheered the teams and thoroughly enjoyed by participating in the various events.
Besides cricket match between different batches of Alumni which was the major attraction of the event, other events like Table Tennis, Basket Ball, Lawn Tennis, Badminton and Shooting were held and contested hotly. This occasion was an opportunity of meeting old friends, sharing old memories, reviving lost ties and building new ones.
The prizes were distributed among the winners of the Alumni sports meet by Patron Brother Babu Varghese, Praveen Chandhok President SJA AA, Navneet Oberai Vice President SJA AA, Jatinder Bhatia Secretary SJA AA, Deepak Bakshi Treasurer SJA AA, Former President SJA AA Randhir Arora, The evergreen Seniors Alumni possessing an unbelievable sportsman spirit who have been proud participants in all the previous Sports Meet Rajeev Nangia, Pixie Sardana, Harimohan, Dev Raj Adhirana! Along with Jaideep Datta.
Overall “Alumni Sports Meet 2017” meet was a splendid success and all the alumni were thrilled to be a part of this event as they think that events like this are a great platform for reviving old friendships and meeting family members of their friends.
Events like this are link between past and present binding the SJA family with thread of love and commitment. The exceptional support of Principal, Patron SJA AA Bro. Babu Varghese wholehearted support made a significant contribution in making “Alumni Sports Meet 2017” a grand success