The South Asian Times

21 May 2019 13:07 PM

All India Inter Darshan Academy Sports Meet 2017

New Delhi: Darshan Education Foundation, Delhi organized IIIrd All India Inter Darshan Academy Sports Meet 2017 from 16th to 18th February. More than 350 students from sixteen schools across India participated in a number of sports and games events with great enthusiasm and grace.

Darshan Academy is run under the aegis of Darshan Education Foundation. The main aim of the Foundation is to impart holistic education for body, mind and soul under the guidance of Sant Rajinder Singh Ji Maharaj, Founder Chairman and Head, Science of Spirituality. The foundation not only provides specialized coaching in different sports but also encourages sports talents with scholarships.

The Meet commenced with the grand opening ceremony on 16th February. Preliminary matches of all the schools took place at the regional level in five regions, i.e., Delhi, Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, and Maharashtra. The finals were played on initial two days on 16th and 17th February at the Delhi school at five different venues in its premises.

The main ceremony of all athletics events was organized at Chhatrasal stadium on 18th February which began with a proud March Past by Darshan Academy Delhi contingent displaying perfectly synchronized movements winning over the hearts of the audience. After the oath ceremony, H.H. Sant Rajinder Singh Ji Maharaj lit the torch and declared the Meet open. Other guests of honor sharing the stage with Maharaj Ji were Mr. Christian, USA Table Tennis National Coach; Mr. Anil Khanna, Honorary President, Asian Tennis Federation; Mr. Varun Singh Bhati, Paralympian Bronze Medalist; Mr. Bhupender Dhawan, Dronacharya Awardee; Mr. Mukesh Singh Gehlot, four times Mr. India and World Weightlifting Champion 2016; and Mr. Amit Saroha, Paralympian Arjun Awardee.

In his inspiring speech, Maharaj Ji encouraged all the students who had come to participate in the Sports Meet from different Darshan Academy schools in India, and highlighted that by meditating daily, they can increase their concentration levels and attain holistic success in the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual spheres of life.

Update: 25 Feb, 2017