Thursday, February 2, 2017

Fun day for kids

Capturing pictures when the subject is in motion is a challenge. I managed to get a few during the relay of the annual sports day of Little Angels School. 

Sports day is fun especially for the kids. This is the third sports day of this school that I am attending (two in Pune and one in Mumbai)  Every time I get to learn something new and last week was no exception.
The house captains along with their Sir, making a final inspection of the ground before the start of the event.

The march past was perfect with children marching to the tune of Col Bogey’s march . 

The Blue House won the trophy for the best team in the march past. You can see it in the video.  

The Lezim dance performed by the senior boys was worth watching. I can imagine the amount of practice that has gone into it.  

There was this boy Nishant Pai  from yellow house who helped the guest (Ms Purvi Shah) to put the medal over his head, then he helped her to put the medal over the boy who stood second, and then again he went on to help her do the same with the guy who stood third. It was such a spontaneous gesture that it won the hearts of all who were present there.  

Nikki Rita who won the Gold medal for the Inter Competition for Mumbai Rifle shooting  was felicitated by Ms Priya Dutt. 

Some moments from the day………

 Waiting for their team mates to speed up  

All eyes on the one on the victory stand  

Happy to be on the victory stand, with the parents  

Even though he stood third, he did not mind giving a salute 

All eyes on the camera for that happy occasion 

In sync with the beat of the lezim

The senior students giving a helping hand 


Decorating the cake with the help of the parents  

Parents clicking their kids on the victory stand  

Making it to the finishing line together 

Ms Priya Dutt catching up with Mr Mahesh Lohima of Air India.

The last item on the agenda was for the parents, namely tug of war between the husbands and the wives. The result? Well let me say it was a draw. 


DUTA said...

Happy moments for the winners.
Very nice captures of the Sports Day events!

Andrew said...

How amazingly certain stratas of India are like Australia. I guess it comes down to our common British heritage.

David Gascoigne said...

I am sure this was an interesting and enjoyable day.

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful moment. After reading the blog I remembered my school days. How we had fun on that day. I enjoyed while reading and started recollecting my school days. Nice one. - Shoyeb Ahmed Shaikh

Sandee said...

Fun day for the kids and a proud day for the parents. Well done.

Have a fabulous day. ☺

Marie Smith said...

Great time for families!

George said...

This looks like a wonderful day for everyone involved. It's good to see students helping one another. I enjoyed your photos very much.

Hema Hirlekar said...

What awesome photographs, Joe! You are a genius.

Anonymous said...

dear joesaab, namaste.

i thoroughly enjoyed the pictures and the videos of your latest blog depicting the sports day celebrations of 'little angels school'

let me just say... 'you are a legend and a gem of a person'

unknown to you and probably even to myself somewhere in the sub-conscious, you are also one of my many 'gurus' from whom i have to learn so many things about life and love. whether i will be able to accomplish my learning this lifetime or not remains to be seen but i do hope that someday i will meet you in person and offer my respectful namaste and a 'big hug' for all the love you teach me.

Radhakrishna Dokka
Sydney, Australia

Antonina said...

Looks like a fun day indeed :) Nice to see happy faces!

Linda said...

Wonderful photos of this event! Looks like a great time. :)

magiceye said...

I love sports days!

Hilary said...

Sports photography can be fun and you've certainly managed to capture the spirit of the day.

Liz A. said...

That first picture was great. You got him in midair.

tina said...

They all look like some really happy kids! I especially like the picture of the kids all in a row marching along. Good training and great shots of them running!

Shesha Chaturvedi said...

Reminded me of my school days! (Even though I never participated in sports but I was a spectator) Nice captures of people in motion.

Anonymous said...

Wonderful to see the enthusiasm of kids,teachers and parents, needs a special person to do justice to the task of capturing a sports day at a special school. - Theresa Mathews

A Cuban In London said...

Beautiful photos. It looks like a fantastic time was had by everyone. Thanks.

Greetings from London.

SweetMarie said...

Simply Awesome! Great pics!

Jenny Woolf said...

They made a good job of that Lezhim dance. Great pictures.