Cathedral Vidya School, Lonavala,organized "Spandan-2012", a two-day inter-school football and basketball tournament for boys and girls under 18 and 16 years of age.
Vineet Nayyar, managing director and CEO, Tech Mahindra, and Commdore PJ Rangachari, commanding officer, INS Shivaji, Lonavla Naval Base, were present.
The football match, played according to the FIFA rules, was the major highlight of the event. Fourteen of the country's best IB schools participated in the event.
A total of 63 matches, including both football and basketball, were held.
Principal Meera Sain said, "You understand the true meaning of team spirit, planning, strategizing and several other integral life essentials. Spandan is an effort on our part to collaborate with other IB schools to create an atmosphere of fun and cheer".
Nayyar said, "It is great to see such enthusiasm and high level of energy amongst students of different age groups. Such events are a good break for students from their hectic school routine. Not only will these sports activities help them develop their personalities, but also help identify their strengths in a particular sport, thus opening up newer avenues for them."
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