Colourful Sports Day held at Padua School grounds

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.

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