First inter school swimming competition
Bright Riders school hosted its first Inter- School Swimming Competition at Bright Riders 25 meters indoor swimming pool, at its premises, on 30th and 31st May 2016 for Young Swimmers of Indian Curriculum Schools located in Abu Dhabi from 8.30a.m.to 2.30 p.m.. This event unique in its nature has been organized in line with the vision of Our Honorable Chairman Dr. B.R. Shetty to promote collaboration among Abudhabi based Schools. On the 30th the competition was conducted for boys and it was inaugurated by Mr Sudhir Shetty (President UAE Exchange) On the 31st the competition for the Girls was inaugurated by the Chief guest Ms. Seema Shetty (Founder & Managing Director of Bite Rite, BRS Catering, Zari Zardozi, FoodWorld, Foodlands, Zari Spa for Men & Women) . A total of 6 schools participated among which were St Joseph’s school, Sunrise English Private School, Mayoor Private School, Abu Dhabi Indian school, Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi Indian School, Branch 1 , Abu Dhabi. The girls outnumbered the boys as in the 80 events that were held, 120 participants were girls and 80 were boys.
Ms. Seema Shetty, the Chief Guest at the Girls Meet declared the First Inter School Swimming Meet for Girls open and addressed the participants by sharing her experiences as a swimmer and professed that swimming is the best exercise to keep one’s body fit as well as keep all organs working without causing any injury.
The Chief Guest at the Boys Meet, Mr. Sudhir Shetty declared the First Inter School Swimming Meet for Boys open and addressed participants to utilize this opportunity to its maximum and praised host school for the wonderful way the school had undertaken to promote a healthy relationship in sports.
The Principal, Dr. Rishikesh Padegaonkar delivered welcome address and stated that the moving spirit behind the Meet was one of camaraderie and bonhomie, not competitive rivalry as such. The competition was organised primarily to foster a harmonious relationship between students and coaches of all the participating schools and to learn from each other. This could be witnessed in the manner in which all came together as one, not only while competing but also while sitting and partaking the sumptuous lunch that was provided to all participants and coaches. Dr. Padegaonkar also stated that in 2017 the school would be inviting all the schools of UAE and in the following year it would be thrown open to all Gulf schools.
Later the meet was declared closed by the convener of the meet i.e. Principal Bright Riders School. The vote of thanks was delivered by the Director of Sports Club. (Student Council Member)
The convener of the Meet was Dr. Rishikesh Padegaonkar, Principal Bright Riders school and the over all In- Charge was Mr. Dilip Kumar, Vice- Principal, Bright Riders School.
All in all the First Inter- School Swimming competition for session 2016-17 was a resounding success and truly ignited the spirit of fellowship and conviviality among participants and coaches.