Kanakia International School Chembur hosts Sports Championship Event


Mumbai: Champions aren’t made in the gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them-a desire, a dream, and a vision. Games and sports have become integral elements of present-day education. They teach them the qualities of discipline, sportsmanship, team spirit, and leadership. They also enhance the physical and mental development of students.

'Kanakia International School' is constantly working toward expanding students' horizons in the sports arena. As an international school, it’s the school’s responsibility to organize various events to develop talents and talents. Therefore, every year Kanakia International School organizes a variety of activities for students such as this championship.

The school recently organized a Sports Championship event at its Chembur campus. The championship event hosted students and teachers from all across Mumbai which gave numerous opportunities for the students to cooperate and exchange knowledge. The competition was held on 17th September 2022.

The program began with the chief guests lighting the ceremonial lamp. The championship meet was then officially declared open by the chief guest after the opening ceremony. 23 schools from across the city participated in the one-day event, which was held on Saturday. The event saw the schools participate in the Under-9 Basketball and Under-9, 12, and 14 Chess competitions. Around two hundred and forty students participated in the event and displayed their mastery of Basketball and Chess. Kanakia International School’s IBDP students volunteered for the entire event resulting in smooth execution of the event.

The event commenced with the felicitation ceremony where winners were awarded medals, trophies, prizes, and certificates.

List of Winning Schools in Basketball:
Boys under 9:
1st Position - The Cathedral and John Connon School
1st Runner Up - Mount Litera School International
2nd Runner Up - Kanakia International School

Girls under 9:
1st Position - The Cathedral and John Connon School
1st Runner Up - Anand Vishwa Gurukul
2nd Runner Up - Kanakia International School

Chess Winners
Under 9 Boys
First Position: Nivrit Sreeraman from Kanakia International School
Second Position: Jihaan Shah from Fazlani L'Academie Globale

Under 9 Girls
First Position: Mishka Gulecha from Fazlani L'Academie Globale
Second Position: Grace Taylor from RBK International School
Third Position: Raaisha Mehta from JBCN International School

Under 12 Boys
First Position: Ridaan Sundrani from Fazlani L'Academie Globale
Second Position: Jay Ambre from St. Francis High School
Third Position: Varun Sapre from Next School

Under 12 Girls
First Position: Kritika Basarkar from NES International School
Second Position: Baani Hinduja from JBCN International School
Third Position: Vidita Juwatkar from S M Shetty High School

Under 14 Boys
First Position: Rehaan Barodawala from Goldcrest High School
Second Position: Vedansh Jain from S M Shetty High School
Third Position: Gandhar Gosavi from S M Shetty High School
and Aditya Sehgal from RBK Global School

Under 14 Girls
First Position: Anika Nair from S M Shetty High School
Second Position: Pradnya Patil from Swami Vivekanand High School
Third Position: Nishtha Borana from S M Shetty High School

Principal Ms. Shuchi Shukla of Kanakia International School, IB Board said, 'The athletic events pave way for increased physical health. Also, Sports is not just about winning, it is about building interpersonal bonds and often has elements of wishes fulfilled, not to mention elements of camaraderie and above all, participating for the honour of sports, the glory of the game, and the spirit of sportsmanship'.

Principal Ms. Seema Kshatriya of Kanakia International School, CBSE Board said ‘For the holistic development of a child, sports are equally important as academics. More than the physical activity, such events help children build confidence and social skills, and also teach them benefits of goal-setting and practice".

The school management, principal, and teachers raised awareness about the values of sports, discipline, perseverance, and teamwork during the event. By organizing this championship, Kanakia International School aims to promote and foster health and sportsmanship throughout the school curriculum.