25. Tournaments in My School
The school inter-house tournament is a very happy event. Students wait eagerly for the day. In my school the inter-house tournament takes place in the month of December. This year our school intern-house tournament was held on 20th December after the half yearly examination. We were than free from the anxiety of the examinations.
The whole school was divided into four houses namely; Gandhi House, Jawahar House, Subhas House and Patel House. All the houses had equal number of boys. There are inter-house matches in Hockey, football, Kabaddi and Basket-Ball. On the 20th December, matches were arranged as Gandhi House Vs Subhash House and Jawahar House Vs Patel House. We had holidays on both the days.
The tournaments started at 10 a.m. on the school grounds. Our P.T.T.s was referees of different matches. The players played at their best. The students of all the houses cheered their players loudly when their house scored a point. The referee’s whistle ruled the field. There was a perfect silence whenever his whistle sounded.
During the intervals, we mixed freely with out teams. The players had light refreshments. The spectators gave the players many hints. After the interval the match was resumed. The players played with greater zeal than before. The cheers of the students were loud. They went mad with joy as they watched a good point in the play. Sometimes the joyful shouts of one party were drowned in the still louder shouts of the other part. There was a noise on all sides. At last Subash House and Patel House won the matches.
On the 21st December the winners of both the teams met. It was the final match. Both the teams were strong. In Hockey and Kabaddi, Subhas House won more points and in athletic feats Patel House secured the highest points. A fat boy took part in the ten meters race. He provided a lot of fun. He panted for breath, as he raced a along. At last he fell down.
In the evening a prize distribution function was arranged. The Secretary of the School gave away the prizes to the lucky winners. In short, the sports day was a red letter day and we enjoyed ourselves thoroughly.