Sports Corner
MARATHON (BE A GLOBLE CITIZEN, LEAVE NO ONE BEHIND)
  • Event Date: 06-Apr-2019
  • Updated On: 06-Apr-2019
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Description: Run your best spring race,
No matter what mother,
Nature throws at you.
To be able to draw deep and challenge yourself is one of the most tremendous aspects of a marathon. Every year Loreto Hall organised a half marathon this year was the theme "Be a Global Citizen, leave no one behind.”
The Half Marathon was flagged off by the Chief Guest Ms. Priya Jhingan at the Institute of Advanced Studies at 7:15 a.m. The participants were students from classes 9 to 12. Fifteen students from Govt School Phagli too participated in the marathon. All these students were also from classes 9 and 10. This is for the first time that the students of a Government School participated with the students of Loreto.
The half marathon for the students from classes 5 to 8 was flagged off from the Cecil hotel at 7a.m. The principal Sr. Nirmala was there to motivate the students.
The students and parents participated in the Marathon from the Indian Institute of Advance Studies. There was a separate category for men and women. The principal felicitated the Chief Guest Major Priya Jhingan.
Major Priya Jhingan passed out from Loreto convent in 1984. She joined the Indian Army in 2019 and was the first woman to serve the Indian army. She shared her old memories of being a proud student of Loreto Convent. She encouraged the students to live a healthy life as only a healthy individual can serve the nation. The prizes in different categories were given to the winners. Major Priya was herself a winner who completed the Marathon in fifteen minutes from the Advanced Institute. The children from Govt. School Phagli were given a track suit each which was sponsored by Mother Choice. In future the school intends to invite more schools.
The Principal congratulated the staff specially the sports teachers Mrs.Sharmila Chauhan, Mr.Dinesh Thakur, Mrs.Arvind Kaur and Mrs.Meenakshi for making this event a success. Finishing a Marathon isn’t an athletic achievement, it’s a state of mind; a state of mind that says anything is possible.