MAMS Invitational Under 14 Inter School Cricket Tournament
The Closing Ceremony of MAMS Invitational Under-14 Inter-School Cricket Tournament
“Sports improve our competence, brings into life top level brilliance Sports make a boy a man, builds their strength ten on ten”
At MAMS, we not only value the academics but we also understand the importance of sports since we know for sure that sports are necessary for a healthy life. Sports events such as this are meant to showcase The collective talent of the youth rather than only recognizing the winners. A winner exists because someone dared to stand up and lose. For height, there has to be depth. Those who could not script victory on this occasion should not be disappointed but analyze their performance and set out on a further mission. You need to remember that winner is Not twice as much better than a runner up. The difference may be a fraction of a fraction.
An enthusiastic sports tournament concluded recently at MAMS. The teams were at their best, exhibiting the spirit of competition and enthusiasm. Live scoring of this tournament was available on the BookmySports App.
Here is a short look over the tournament. The matches were played in the league cum Knock out format between the following participating teams:
- The Doon School, Dehradun
- GEMS Modern Academy, Dubai
- Pinegrove school, Solan (HP)
- And the hosts, Maa Anandmayee Memorial School, Raiwala
The Opening match was between Pinegrove school and MAMS Raiwala which was won by MAMS by 60 runs. The second match was also won by the MAMS defeating GEMS Modern Academy, Dubai by 6 wickets. The Chief Guest for the Opening Ceremony was Mr Amarjeen Rawat (SHO Raiwala) and other Guests were Shankar Dayal Dhanai, President (Purva Sainik Sanghatan) and Ganga Prasad Uniyal.
“Someone is sitting in the shed today because someone planted a tree a long time ago “. Day 2 of the MAMS Invitational Under 14 Cricket Tournament started on a different note. Before commencement of the matches, all the participants participated in a tree plantation drive across the Maa Anandmayee Memorial School Cricket ground. MAMS Principal Mr Ritwiz Gaur informed that this is part of the school’s proactive mission to adopt the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’14) as an institution. He emphasized that together with sports promotion, it is imperative to ensure that students develop into environmentally conscious individuals who take all possible steps to protect Mother Earth.
The initiatives were undertaken under the able direction of Mrs. Nargish Khambatta, Principal of GEMS Modern Academy Dubai (former Housemaster of The Doon School) with a vision to establishing an important environmental collaboration between GEMS and MAMS to spread the message loud and wide. On the sports front, Pinegrove school defeated GEMS Modern Academy.
On the third day, two matches were played in which the first match was played Between the MAMS and The Doon winning which MAMS secured it’s a position to the finals. The the second match Was played Between GEMS Modern Academy and The Doon and the winning team was GEMS.
In the Final Match, The toss was won by Pinegrove and batting first, they scored a competitive 116 runs on a challenging track in the allotted 30 overs. It was a match worthy of a final and went down to the wire, but eventually the hosts MAMS Raiwala secured victory with 2 wickets to spare nail-biting finish.
MAMS skipper Poorvansh was declared Best Batsman and Man of the Series for his fantastic batsmanship and stellar all-round performance. The Best bowler was Aman of MAMS, whereas Viraj of Doon School and Aditya of Pinegrove won the Promising Player Awards.
We were fortunate to have Mr Neeraj Kumar, President of Haridwar District Cricket Association of Haridwar, and Vice -President of District Badminton association of Haridwar, as our Guest of Honour. He paid rich tributes to the Founder of MAMS, Late Shri Ram Panjwani for establishing this pristine institution in the rural vicinity. Further, he commended the school management for providing conducive and contemporary facilities at such affordable rates and for promoting cricket among other sports so proactively.
The Chief Guest was Mr. Rajender Pal Devgan who is on the Board of Governor of Welham boys, Chairman of Learning forward India.Mr Devgan is an ex Ranji Player and senior educationist who has been a former Dean at The Doon Schol, Dehradun and last served as Headmaster of YPS, Mohali. Mr Devgan lauded the young players for their efforts, skill and never say die attitude. He motivated them to keep striving harder and continuously improving in all respects but at the same time to play sport in the right spirit. Lastly, he commended the entire MAMS fraternity for successfully organising such a wonderful tournament that included renowned school teams coming from as far as Dubai.
The School Principal, Ritwiz Gaur delivered the vote of thanks appreciating the efforts of all team coaches, escorts, staff members and guests who contributed to making this event a grand success. MAMS Director, Arpit Panjwani announced that MAMS is committed to organising such events so that students can get vital exposure beyond boundaries and so that they can develop competitive spirit at an early age. He also informed that players took part in a tree plantation drive during the tournament and MAMS would be adopting the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. He requested Principals and heads of schools to use Sports together with other measures to conserve the environment.
The School Principal, Ritwiz Gaur delivered the vote of thanks appreciating the efforts of all team coaches, escorts, staff members and guests who contributed to making this event a grand success. MAMS Director, Arpit Panjwani announced that MAMS is committed to organizing such events so that students can get vital exposure beyond boundaries and so that they can develop competitive spirit at an early age.
He also informed that players took part in a tree plantation drive during the tournament and MAMS would be adopting the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. He requested Principals and heads of schools to use Sports together with other measures to conserve the environment.
MAMS Chairman Mahesh Panjwani, Suvidha Jain, Pramod Raturi, Bhoopendra, Abhishek, Amit, etc were present on this occasion.