Inter DPS Football Tournament Boys, 2016 Zone II

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'Sport has the power to change the world. It inspires and unites people. Sport creates optimism and hope for a world strong in camaraderie.'

With this thought in our mind and hope to strengthen our bond with our sister schools, Delhi Public School Greater Faridabad hosted the Inter DPS Football Tournament Boys, 2016-17 for zone II. The match series was spread over four days on two football grounds; the football ground at DPS Greater Faridabad and at DPS Faridabad 19.

The Opening Ceremony of this eagerly awaited football tournament was held in the portal of Delhi Public School, Greater Faridabad on 15 October 2016.The Chief Guest for the ceremony was Dr. D.R. Saini, Director DPS Society and a sportsperson of eminence. He was extended a warm welcome by the Principal Mrs Surjeet Khanna. The Principal also extended a hearty welcome to the galaxy of honourable guests, the participant teams and their escorts to DPS Greater Faridabad

The Opening Ceremony programme on 15th began with a musical rendition by the school choir followed by a dance performance. The participating teams took an oath to participate in the tournament abiding by the rules and regulations in the true spirit of sportsmanship.

Dr. Saini, the Chief Guest emphasized that such tournaments provide a platform to the students from various schools to compete in a healthy spirit, exhibit their potential and build bonds of friendship. 18 teams participated in the event with 324 participants and 14 referees. Total 42 matches were played. Every match was judged by Match commissioners from Faridabad Football Association with a team of six qualified referees in addition to sports coaches of DPS Greater Faridabad. The final match was played between DPS Vasant Kunj & DPS Panipat City.

The Closing Ceremony was held on 18th October 2016. The Principal, Mrs Surjeet Khanna, welcomed the Chief Guest, Dr D R Saini, the Guest of Eminence, Sqn Ldr. S S Hakeem, an Olympian Footballer, Coach and an advisor of international repute and all the guests of eminence. During the Ceremony, the students of classes III & IV put up a spectacular Choir and Dance performances.

The participants and winners were honoured in the valedictory ceremony. DPS Vasant Kunj bagged the Overall Winners Trophy. DPS Panipat City and DPS R K Puram were the First and Second Runners Up of the tournament. Jaideep of DPS Vasant Kunj was the recipient of the Golden Boot. Jagdish of DPS Vasant Kunj and Kartikey Gupta of DPS R K Puram bagged the medal for Best Goalkeeper and Best Midfielder respectively. The Best Defender medal was bagged by Nitin of DPS Panipat City.

The Principal acknowledged all the teams for their contribution and sportsmen spirit which they showcased on the field. The ceremony culminated with loving memories and a vision for more such events in future.

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