Colourful Sports Day held at Padua School
Bajjjodi: The annual sports meet of Infant Mary
Parish was organized on Sunday, November 5th
2017 at Padua School grounds.
First there was March past by the ward members.
10 ward members marched to the tune of the band.
They were all dressed in colourful uniforms
adding uniqueness and vibrancy to the ground.
Then the stage programe began with prayer song
by the Altar Servers. Parish Priest Fr.Shabas
Crasta welcomed everyone. Fr. Alwyn Serrao,
Principal Padua High School, was the chief
guest. Fr. Alwyn Serrao hoisted the flag and
declared the sports meet open. He also
inaugurated the fest by lighting of the sports
torch which was taken around by 4 leaders.
Athelets ran along with the sports torch which
was brought to the grounds and handed over to
the guest of honor.
Speaking after declaring the sports meet open
Fr.Alwyn Serrao said that Playing must not only
be to win against the opponent, it must bring us
together and bring out the unity and team spirit
in us. Participation in games and sports makes
the community active, which in turn, builds up
unity he said.
Jewel Fernandes administered the sports oath.
Parish Priest Fr. Shabas Crasta, Asst.Priest,
Fr.Ivan Dísouza, Vice-President, Mr. Joseph
Mascarenhas, Secretary, Mrs. Irene Pinto were
present for the occasion. Fr.Ivan Dísouza
proposed the vote of thanks. Kiran Crasta,
Rainesh, and other youth conducted the games.
More than 10 games were held for all the age
group. Everyone participated in the game with
joy and enthusiasm.
Parish Social & Cultural Committee & ICYM
members coordinated the sports event. The
valedictory of the sport Fest was held at
6.00pm. Fr.Ivan Dísouza lowered the flag and
declared the sports meet-2017 closed. Later Fr.
Ivan Dísouza distributed the prizes to the
winners of various events. The programme
concluded with the vote of thanks by Fr. Ivan
Dísouza followed by the hymn.