Star athletes inspire students

As the students of these schools gathered at the Sports Authority of India (SAI) to prove their mettle at the annual sports meet, the sports stars cheered them on.

Pramila was highly impressed by the schools encouraging the students to excel in sports in such a big way.  “Sports should be encouraged at an early age,” she said.

Eminent hockey player Bharath Chetri, a gold medalist in Junior World Cup, silver medalist in the Commonwealth Games and bronze medalist in the Asian Games, said the sports carnival was an amazing experience.

Festivity was in the air as hundreds of students of Venkat, St Ann’s and Venus Group of Institutions participated in the events. The schools wanted to deliver the message that students should excel in diverse fields and not merely in academics.

During the march past, students who excelled in national and state level sports meets led their respective teams.

There were students who excelled in cricket, hockey, athletics and other sports at national and state level, including a student who played chess with world champion and grand master Vishwanathan Anand and ended the game in a draw.

The Chairman of the Venkat, St Ann’s and Venus Group of Institution T Balakrishna said the group believes in the overall development of the students and sports is an essential part of their curriculum.

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