Sports

Sports means an an athletic activity requiring skill or physical prowess and often of a competitive nature, as racing, baseball, tennis, golf, bowling, wrestling, boxing, hunting, fishing, etc.

Sport includes all forms of competitive physical activity or games which, through casual or organised participation, aim to use, maintain or improve physical ability and skills while providing enjoyment to participants, and in some cases, entertainment for spectators. Hundreds of sports exist, from those between single contestants, through to those with hundreds of simultaneous participants, either in teams or competing as individuals. In certain sports such as racing, many contestants may compete, simultaneously or consecutively, with one winner; in others, the contest is between two sides, each attempting to exceed the other.

According to Akal Academies by Kalgidhar Trust

True to the adage-healthy mind in a healthy body, every child has to compulsorily participate in games. Experienced coaches stay in campus for Training and coaching of students. Sufficient infrastructure has been developed and facilities created for training and for conduction of inter house and inter school competitions in the following disciplines: Football (Soccer), Hockey , Basket Ball , Cricket, Volleyball, Lawn Tennis (Clay and Synthetic Courts), Table Tennis, Badminton, Tracks & Field Athletics, Gymnastics, Karate and Sikh Martial Arts (Gatka).

Sports Day was held at Akal Academy, Baru Sahib IB World School New Campus on Children’s Day (14 November 2018). Various final events were held on the day. Nursery students participated in the Balloon race; Lemon race and 100 meter race were held for KG students; 3 – leg race was the main attraction for Grade 1 students ; 100 meter finals and Relay Race were held for Grade 2- 5 students on Sports Day. Other Athletic events for Grade 2-5 students conducted prior to the final events included 100 meter race, 200 meter race, 400 meter race, 800 meter race , Relay races, Long Jump and Shot put. Abhay House was the winner of this year’s events. Medals were distributed to the winners by the School Director, Dr. Davinder Singh and the School Principal, Dr. Neelam Kaur.

Sharing the achievements in sports by the students of the Academy i.e Akal Academy Gomtipul for the session 2014-15.

During the first week of January, the school girl’s Volleyball team participated in Zonal Volleyball Championship 2014 from district Pilibhit team, which was held at Sprots Stadium Moradabad on 7 January 2015. In this district volleyball team , 9 girls : Avneet Kaur, Harpreet Kaur, Anureet Kaur, Jaspreet Kaur, Anchit Kaur, Farheen Khan, Lovedeep Kaur, Sukhpreet Kaur and Navneet Kaur were from Akal Academy Gomtipul. The team stood II in this championship. From this team five girls: Lovedeep kaur, Jaspreet kaur and others were selected for U.P. State Volleyball Championship. The Final Match Was Played Between Akal Academy Gomtipul, Gandhinagar, Moradabad Along with Volleyball Championship, Athletics meet was also held at Moradabad at the same time. Avneet kaur from Akal Academy Gomtipul participated in Shotput and Discuss throw and stood I in both the events. Sukhpreet Kaur from Akal Acaademy Gomtipul stood II in Discuss throw. Jaspreet Kaur participated in long jump and stood IInd. Vikramjeet Singh From Class XI participated in 400 mtr Race and stood III. Simarjeet Singh participated in 1500 Mtrs Race and stood IV. The participants who stood first in this Zonal Championship were selected for the state level Championship which was held at Lucknow from 10.01.2015 till 12.01.2015.

The State level Championship was held at Sports Authority of India (SAI), Lucknow. The participants were from the entire U.P. State. Six girls from Akal Academy Gomtipul took part in this Championship from the Moradabad Zone. Avneet Kaur participated in Shot Put Throw . The competition was quite tough . She stood at IV position from the entire U.P State. Three Girls: Lovedeep Kaur, Jaspreet Kaur and Sukhpreet Kaur were selected to play for the Moradabad Volleyball Team. The Final match was played between Moradabad and Agra. Both the teams had a wonderful performance but Agra team won the championship and Moradabad stood IInd in this championship. On 22 January , Zonal Football Championship was held at Moradabad. Four Boys : Jaideep singh, Vijramdeep singh, Mandeel singh and gurvindet sinfh from Akal Academy gomtipul played for pilibhit team. At Moradabad all the four boys performed excellent in their game and got selected in the Zonal Football Team, Moradabad. Vikramjeet Singh had the best game and was declared as the best goal shooter in the championship.

All the participants from Akal Academy Gomtipul were appreciated in the morning Assembly by the Principal , PTI, Staff and the students of the Academy. This made the students feel Proud of themselves and their Academy.

FREEDOM

I remember when I was in school, me and my friends used to wait for the sports class, where we used to play football, cricket etc.Strangely it was the most enjoyable and most entertaining of all the memories I have in school days.

INNOCENCE

I used to be the one who had cricket stumps so I used to carry those stumps on the base of my scooter and pasted pakistani players sticker on the stumps to hit them as a bowler (bold).

I told my mom after playing football for the first time in 4th standard that I scored two points today instead of saying two goals thinking that she might not be knowing what a goal is ? But I was wrong because everyone actually knows the game.

LEARN ON THE FIELD

The opportunity to fight and lead a team ,utilize different strategies gives us different learning experiences .The excitement and the thrill that a sports gives is unparallel and more than than solving a maths problem.I used to keep a diary of wickets I took in the matches and wins that my team to improve and analyize my performance

SPORTS IS FOR ALL

The involvement in sports need not be physically demanding that a senior citizen or a toddler can’t play.When I used to visit my native place in Midnapore, West Bengal one of the way to utilize time was playing sports.I used to play badminton with my grandmother. my cousin who is just 6 years old does swimming with me.

INSPIRATION

Dhoni scored 0 in his first match.A failed debut but with a batting average of 50+ at 6th position is commandable job, world’s best finisher giving us hope all’s well that ends well.Tendulkar took around 78 matches to score his first ODI Hundred ended up having 100 100s giving us a message to work hard and every sweat drop by drop will one day bring out the desired results.

Recently Nadal and Federer have made comeback are winning tournaments giving us a message to never loose hope and age is just a number.

LIMITS AND UNCERTAINITIES

A game of sports taught me that at times in life things are beyond our control as dhoni says cricket is a great leveller.its not always about wins but about learning from failures.Its not about the fall but about bouncing back.

When I went for a 5km radio mirchi half marathon run, I realized the fitness and stamina it demands.Your body want to stop but your mind says keep running.There is a mental battle we need to overcome and hunger to win should exceed all other priorities at that moment.

History, therefore, is not decisive in helping us to characterize what a game truly is, maybe bringing up a larger number of issues than it answers. Initially, sport was as likely to refer to a trip to the theatre as it was to a session of football, and over the hundreds of years the accentuation has moved from fun loving entertainment, to chasing, to group diversions. In the present day world, the status of games is regularly chosen by official bodies, all of which have their own particular arrangements of principles and criteria. Consideration in the immeasurably essential Olympic Games is regularly viewed as a characterizing factor, with new occasions introduced and others rejected like clockwork. The level headed discussion, it appears, is bound to seethe on, and the meaning of game set to be changed over and over, as it has been for almost 600 years.

A sport is where there is an individual or a team event where more points are scored or someone is faster, stronger, jumps higher, further, throws something further, higher etc, scores more points – goals etc. A sport is not where a panel of judges are involved – ice skating, ice dancing., diving, gymnastics, and so on. My main hate – apart from rhythmic gymnastics – synchronized swimming. How is that a sport? Do not get me started on butterfly. Invented to stop people cheating at breaststroke. Put me in charge of the Olympics so many other events would hit the dust.

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