The North Zone Inter Sainik Schools Sports and Cultural Meet-2022 hosted by Sainik
School Nagrota from 10 to July 2022 concluded at School Auditorium amidst fanfare and
jubilation as Nagrotians was crowned Overall Champions of the Meet. Lt Gen Manjinder
Singh, YSM, VSM, GOC, Head Quarters 16 Corps graced the Closing Ceremony as the Chief Guest and gave away the Championship Trophies to the winners of various games.
The Chief Guest congratulated the Overall Champions of Sainik School in his address.
Nagrota for their spectacular performance in sports as well as literary events and lauded the Principal and the team of staff for organizing the Sports Meet successfully. Earlier, Capt
(IN) AK Desai, Principal of the school, presented a welcome address and briefed the Chief
Guest about the conduct of Zonal Competitions amongst Sainik Schools.
The participating contingents presented a colorful cultural program to mark the occasion. The Closing The ceremony was graced by many distinguished guests and dignitaries, including Senior Officers, Mr. Randheer Singh Billoria, Chairman NEXAS, and illustrious alumni of the School.
On its way to clinching the Overall Championship trophy, Sainik School Nagrota won the Volleyball and Football Sub-Junior titles and stood Runners-up in Hockey and
Basketball. Further, the hosts also bagged the English Debate and Quiz Championship
trophy in this tournament edition.
Sainik School Kunjpura won the Basketball title with ease, while Sainik School Kapurthala took away the Hockey Championship in a nail- biting final against Sainik School Nagrota.
MEET WITH MANY FIRSTS
- All matches of Football Sub Jr were played on Artificial Turf.
- Sainik School Nagrota reached in finals of 4 out of five games for the first time in the History of the School.
- Sainik Schools of Uttar Pradesh, namely Amethi and Mainpuri participated in the meet for the first time since their raising.
Amongst outstanding individual performers, Cadet Arush Verma of the host school
bagged the Best Smasher award in Volleyball and Cadet Anshu Yadav of SS Kunjpura won
the Highest Scorer award in Basketball.
The other awards included Cadet Kunal (SS Kapurthala) –Highest Scorer and Cadet Ankit Verma (SS Nagrota) -Best Goal Keeper in Hockey, Cadet Bhanu Pratap Khajuria (SS Nagrota) –Highest Scorer and Cadet Akshansh Kr Parihar (SS SS Nagrota)-Best Goal Keeper in Sub-Junior Football and Cadet Arun Kumar (SS Kapurthala)-Highest Scorer and Cadet Alok (SS Kunjpura) –Best Goal Keeper in Junior Football. Following prize distribution, the Principal presented the School Memento to the Chief Guest. Lt Gen Manjinder Singh, YSM, VSM, during his address to the Cadets and the Contingents of all schools congratulated the Champion teams and complimented them for participating in Inter Zonal Sports Competitions.
He also remembered his During school days in Sainik School Kapurthala, the present generation is better prepared and has better access to resources. After complimenting the untiring efforts of Capt (IN) AK Desai, Principal and his team of Sainik School Nagrota, excellently organized this mega event; he declared the North Zone Inter Sainik Schools Sports & Cultural Meet-2022 ‘Closed.’ Curtains came down on this high-spirited event with the national anthem played by the J&K Police Band.