Bhubaneswar: The 7th edition of SAI Olympics, the annual sports event of SAI International School commenced here on Thursday. Chief Guest Premananda Nayak, Minister, Skill Development and Technical Education, Government of Odisha and Guest of Honour Olympian Athlete Dutee Chand inaugurated the event and declared it open by hoisting the SAI Olympics Flag.
The 3-day event commenced in the Pele Sports Complex on a vibrant and euphoric note. The event started with salutation from all the four houses in a regimented march past to the exhilarating beats of the School band. It was followed by a spectacular torch rally. Finally, the Oath taking ceremony was conducted.
Speaking on the occasion, Nayak highlighted the importance of sports and said that sports prepare a child to become a complete individual. He encouraged students to participate in various sporting events and make it an integral part of their life.
Dutee inspired students to take up sports as a career and urged them to keep their body and mind fit through daily physical exercise. She appreciated SAI International School’s effort in encouraging students to not only participate at various state, national and international level sporting events but also preparing them to excel in it.
SAI International School Founder, Bijaya Kumar Sahoo shared the objective of SAI Olympics and the importance of nurturing the body, mind and soul. He asked the students to nurture the spirit of sportsmanship which would develop in them the qualities of humility, honesty and determination to work hard, hence leading them to earn success in every sphere of life.
On the occasion, students who participated in National level sporting events and the winners of inter-house sports competitions were felicitated.