Infant Mary Parish Sports Meet held at Padua School Grounds
Bajjodi: The Annual sports meet of Infant Mary Parish was
organized on Sunday, December 4th 2022 at Padua School Grounds.
Fr. Rovel Dsouza, Shrine Director, Infant Jesus Shrine, the
Chief Guest the day, hoisted the flag which was followed by the
March Past. Teams of ten wards participated and marched to the
tune of the band. They were all dressed in colourful uniforms
adding uniqueness and vibrancy to the ground.
The stage programme began with a prayer song by the Altar
Servers. Vice President Mr. Prakash Saldanha welcomed everyone.
Fr. Rovel Dsouza inaugurated the Meet by lighting the Sports
Torch which was carried around by 4 Athletes of the Parish. The
Torch Bearers - Leslie Rego, Newman Mendonca, Shreya D'souza and
Verina Pinto ran along the track with the torch which was then
passed on to ICYM Sports Secretary - Sumeeth Fernandes, who in
turn handed it over to the Guest of Honour. Command was given by
N.C. C. Cadet Erel Cornelio. A bunch of balloons were released
in the air and the Sports Meet - 2022 was declared Open. In his
message, Fr. Rovel D'souza said that Playing must not only be to
win against the opponent but to bring us together and thus bring
out the unity and team spirit in us. Participation in games and
sports makes the community active, which in turn, builds up
Riyana Pinto administered the Sports Oath. Parish Priest Fr.
Ivan D'souza, Fr. Patrick Lobo, Fr. Rayan Pinto, Vice-President
of PPC - Mr. Prakash Saldanha, Secretary - Mrs. Irene Pinto were
among those present for the occasion. Mrs Irene Pinto proposed
the Vote of Thanks. The programme was compered by Mrs Meena
Pinto. ICYM members, Catechism Teachers and PPC members
conducted the games. 14 games were held for all the age groups.
Everyone participated in the games with joy and enthusiasm.
Parish Cultural Committee and ICYM members coordinated the
sports event. The Valedictory of the Sport Meet was held at 7pm.
Fr. Ivan D’souza lowered the flag and declared the Sports Meet -
2022 closed. The programme concluded with the vote of thanks by