December 25, 2023
The Camford International School hosted its 14th Annual Sports and Athletics Meet “CAMFORDICS 2023” on 23rd December 2023 at Nehru Stadium, Coimbatore.
Group Captain M.S. Suresh (Retd.) was the Chief Guest of the day, a professional military pilot/Aviator with 32 years of service in Indian Air force. He has flown MiG series of jet fighter aeroplanes, glider aircraft with varied experience as a combat pilot/flying instructor and served the nation as “The Guardian of Skies” . He was also a member of the IAF aerobatic team “The Thunderbolt” and participated in air shows across the country.
The day began with the arrival of the chief guest and rendering of the prayer song by the school choir. A spectacular display of march- past was put up by the students of Grade 5 to 12 along with the NCC cadets. The meet was declared open by the chief guest after the oath taking by the council members.
The torch bearers’ team poured in much excitement as round-the-year achievers in the various levels of games proudly passed on the flame of sportsmanship to their peers.
After this, a variety of drills and display namely- Ball workout, Flag Slimnastics, Jacks with Nunchack Display, Floral and Hoop Maze, Toe tapping Pyramids, Band and NCC amalgamation were performed by the students of Grade 1 to 11.This was followed by the track and field events for the sporting stalwarts of the school who participated with true sportsmanship.
The Camfordics 2023 culminated with the prize distribution ceremony where the ADMIRALS house won the overall sports championship trophy and the MARSHALS house successfully lifted the march past trophy.
In his speech the Chief Guest emphasized the importance of physical activity and its obvious health benefits and how it reinforces discipline in our lives. He stressed on the fact that now a days, students spend more time indoors and encouraged them to step out and play, which would enable them to connect with the society which in turn would make them more confident and successful in the future.
The meet was declared close after the flag retreating ceremony and the National Anthem by the school band.
This momentous day was witnessed by Mr. Arul Ramesh,the Chairman and
Mrs. Poongothai Arul Ramesh, the Correspondent and Mrs.Poonam Syal, the Principal who graced the occasion with their presence.