The 6th SAI Olympics, the annual sports meet of SAI International School, began on Wednesday, December 20, 2017 in the Pele Sports Complex on a vibrant and euphoric note. It is an event much awaited by students and teachers alike and applauds the talent of Saioneers.
The opening ceremony was laced beautifully with a salutation from all the four houses in a regimented march past to the exhilarating beats of the School band. At the outset the Chairman of the School Dr Bijoy K Sahoo in his welcome address, appreciated the highly commendable job the Chief Guest of the day has been doing for the State and specially taking the sports field into the Global arena. He applauded the sincere endeavours of Shri Vishal Dev in successfully conducting International events like the Asian Athletics Meet and the World Hockey league. He also lauded the unstinted support the Chief Guest has rendered to the school always.
The Chief Guest for the opening ceremony Shri Vishal Kumar Dev, IAS, Commissioner cum Secretary, Sports & Youth Services Department, Government of Odisha highly appreciated the students and the achievements of the school. He gave examples of how small things can become big with perseverance and discipline. He proudly said about the success in conducting the World Hockey league in Odisha and added that sports academies for different sports will be established in Odisha soon. The chief Guest also said that the aim should be to receive good education and learn values and advised the students that there is only one way to success and that is hard work.
In the beginning the sports flag was hoisted and the torch was lighted signifying the symbol of peace. The SAI Olympics torch relay was a spectacular sight which was led by the school Head boy Tanmoy Panigrahi and Head Girl Akankhya Acharya and followed by sports captains Shruti Panigrahi and Debiduuta Mishra. The sports Captain took the oath representing all the participants. The chief Guest declared the 6th SAI Olympics Meet Open .He presented prizes to the winners of different Inter House sports competitions and also felicitated the participants and winners of different National level competitions the Saioneers participated in, like the CBSE National meet for swimming and other sports events like Kho Kho, Tennis,Table Tennis, Basket Ball and rifle shooting etc.
The principal of the school Mr Harish Sanduja gave a vote of thanks at the end of the programme.