Mumbai. Childrens Welfare Centre High School situated at Yari Road, Andheri (West),Mumbai along with Clara’s College of Commerce organized a gala function on Tuesday, 18 October 2016 with great pomp and vigour. Dipa Karmakar, the first trailblazing Indian female gymnast winner of bronze medal at the Commonwealth Games2014 and respectively at the Asian Gymnastics Championships and 2015 World Artistic Gymnastics Championship was the Chief Guest on the occasion. Dronacharya Awardee winner Bishweshwar Nandi for gymnastics also graced the occasion as guests of honour.Principal Ajay Kaul and Executive Chairman Prashant Kashid along with staff and students of the school and college welcomed the guests in a manner which will be cherished in memories for long. The guests were welcomed with music band followed by rituals of ‘aarti’ and honouring them by presenting bouquets and trophies. Speaking on the occasion Ajay Kaul, Principal of Children’s Welfare Centre High School, said, “Very soon we are opening a gymnastics centre which will help our school and college children to take part and go ahead to be a sportsman.”
The executive chairman of the school, Prashant Kashid added, “This function has been organized to initiate children and boost the morale of children to take active part in sports activities too.”
Dronacharya awardee winner Bishweshwar Nandi affirmatively added, “In earlier times there was a saying if you study then you will become a ‘nawab’ and if you play and jump then you will become a baddie. But the notion has been proved wrong. You can earn name and fame by bagging titles in any sports activity. Dipa Karmakar is one such living example who has earned fame as an artistic gymnast all over the world. Recently in Rio Olympics 2016, for the first time in 52 years, the artistic gymnast finished fourth and her performance was appreciated worldwide. Tripura, the third-smallest state in the country and the home town of Dipa has drawn attention all over due to her. I feel all the children should take active interest in sports.”
World class gymnast Dipa Karmakar approved and said, “Today, all the children along with studies should take active interest in sports too. Both activities are very much necessary in our life. It is up to each one how you prioritize among them and feel comfortable and enjoyable too.”
Clara’s College of Commerce principal Dr. Zahida Shaikh, Clara’s College of Education principal Dr.Safia Mukadam, Prof. & Teacher Diana Rayen, Mr.Jilottama Belel,Humera Nagri,Aksha Memon,Chani Khedwal and all the teachers and children actively participated in this function and exhibited spirit of optimism and confidence.
Sanjay Sharma Raj