THE 8TH ARMAAN DOGRA MEMORIAL GLOBAL INTER SCHOOL FOOTBALL TOURNAMENT CLOSING CEREMONEY

The closing ceremony of the 8th Armaan Dogra Memorial Global Inter-school Football Tournament took place on the 18th of December 2015 at DPS R.K.Puram. It is an annual event held in the memory of Armaan Dogra, an exemplary student who passed away in an unfortunate accident. Armaan was a zealous football player and an ardent fan of the football club, Manchester United. Excelling not only in the field of academics, he was proficient in other co-curricular activities, like acting, dancing, and sports. He impressed one and all with his immense zest for life.

The programme commenced with the lighting of the lamp. The Principal, Dr.D.R.Saini felicitated the Chief Guest, Mr. Rajat Sharma, Padma Bhushan awardee, Chairman, and Editor-in-Chief of the prominent Hindi news channel, India TV. Mr.Rajat Sharma is one of India’s most phenomenal orators and journalists, who garnered a lot of acclaim for his T.V.show, ‘Aap ki Adalat’. Also present on the occasion were Armaan’s parents, Dr. P.N.Dogra and his wife along with other family members; the Vice Principals, Mrs. Shobha Mehta, Ms. Vanita Sehgal, Ms.Padma Srinivasan, Mrs. Renu Nayar; Headmistress, Ms. Anita Singh, and Mr. N. Suresh, the Head of the Physical Education Department.

The Principal, Dr. D.R.Saini, extended a warm welcome to the chief guest, Mr.Rajat Sharma and called him an inspiration for young people.

Dr. P.N. Dogra, father of Armaan Dogra and head of the Department of Urology at AIIMS, paid his respect to the chief guest and added, “Armaan lived a short but king-sized life, and he still remains alive in everyone’s hearts.” He believed that this initiative will keep Armaan’s memories alive forever. He acknowledged the school’s effort and support that made the event a huge success.

The cultural programme constituted of a soulful performance by the school choir and a Punjabi folk dance.

Addressing the students, the chief guest, Mr. Rajat Sharma, said that the tournament was an inspiration for all aspiring sportsmen. According to him, sports is a binding force which brings people together. He shared his childhood memories with the students, narrating a few anecdotes from his life. He had an interactive session with the audience, where curious students asked various questions about his achievements and about his path to success.

The tournament was an exciting 3 day event in which 8 prominent schools took part. In the much anticipated prize distribution ceremony for the Intra-School segment, the best player prize of class 6,7,8 was awarded to Anuj Gupta of 6A, C.R. Pant of 7B and Parth Kothari of 8A, respectively; The overall winners were 6A, 7J, and 8J, in their respective classes. In the Inter-school segment, the ‘best defender’ was Arnav Chawla and the ‘best goalkeeper’ ,Mahir Veer Hora of DPS R.K. Puram, while Himanshu Manocha of Modern School, Barakhamba Road was awarded ‘The best striker of the tournament’. ‘The best player of the tournament’ title was given to Mahir Veer Hora of DPS R.K.Puram. In the final match of the Global Inter school Football tournament, DPS R,K,Puram defeated Modern School, Barakhamba Road by 2-1, to win the overall trophy.The Runners Up trophy for the event was presented to Modern School, Barakhamba Road.

The vote of thanks was delivered by the Vice Principal, Mrs.Shobha Mehta and the event concluded with the felicitation of Referees, and Coaches, followed by the National Anthem.

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8TH ARMAAN DOGRA MEMORIAL FOOTBALL GLOBAL INTER SCHOOL FOOTBALL TOURNAMENT-OPENING CEREMONY

The opening ceremony of the 8th Armaan Dogra Memorial Football Global Inter-school Football Tournament took place on the 15th of December 2015 at DPS R.K.Puram. It is an annual event held in the memory of Armaan Dogra, a meritorious student who passed away in an unfortunate incident in Saudi Arabia on the 12th of June, 2008. Armaan was an all-rounder in the true sense of the word. Not only did he play football passionately, he also excelled in lawn tennis, skating, swimming, and table tennis. He was also a great dancer and singer. The ‘Armaan Dogra Best all-rounder award for the most outstanding student of class 8’ is given in his memory.

The programme commenced with the lighting of the lamp. The Principal, Dr. D.R.Saini felicitated the Chief Guest, Dr. M.C. Mishra, Director at AIIMS and Chief of JPN Apex Trauma Centre; and the guest of honour, Mr.Anadi Barua, the chief coach of the national women’s senior football team who is also a FIFA diploma holder in coaching. According to Dr.Saini, though Armaan is not with us now his fond memories are cherished by one and all. Also present at the event were Armaan’s parents, Dr.P.N.Dogra and his wife along with other family members; the Vice Principals, Mrs. Shobha Mehta, Ms. Vanita Sehgal, Ms.Padma Srinivasan; Headmistress, Ms. Anita Singh, and Mr.N.Suresh, the Head of the Physical Education department.

The chief guest, Dr. M.C. Mishra administered the oath to the participants. He remarked that the initiative was not only an opportunity for children to participate and learn the qualities of teaming up, but also a great way to remember the dear departed. He complimented the parents of Armaan, and the school for the efforts. An enthralling classical dance performance was followed by a mellifluous composition by the school choir. Dr. P.N. Dogra, father of Armaan Dogra and Head of Department of Urology, AIIMS, spoke of the great memories he held with his son and how the tournament aimed at promoting football, while also cherishing his son’s passion for the sport.

The guests were introduced to the team members and the much anticipated match began with the release of balloons. The inaugural match took place between the host school, DPS R.K. Puram and DPS Mathura Road.

The ceremony concluded with the vote of thanks by the Vice Principal, Mrs. Shobha Mehta. The tournament continues till the 18th of December, 2015.

Opening match played between DPS R K Puram V/s DPS Mathura Road. DPS R K Puram defeated DPS Mathura Road by 5-4 in the tie breaker. In another match MNSS Rai, Sonepat defeated Iragi School, Vasant Kunj by 3-0.



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