The bright Sunday morning at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium the venue of the Sankara Nethralaya sports meet was reminiscent of the ever so familiar words from the commentator’s box at the Lord’s stadium, ‘A glorious sunshine with a nip in the air’, although Margazhi had departed a week back, the morning was pleasantly cool and bright. Employees and their family members dressed in their best casuals had gathered well before the scheduled hour ready and rearing to go. The day’s proceedings got started with the unfurling of the Sankara Nethralaya flag and declaring of the meet open by senior staff member Shri R.Sekhar, Supervisor at the House-keeping department. This was followed by a quick round of breakfast to all attendees.
The various sporting events and competitions conducted on the basis of age group witnessed enthusiastic participation by staff and their family members. Prizes for the winners of the day and for winners who had participated in the indoor events, sports quiz and events conducted earlier at the ESO and other venues on various dates were distributed by Dr S.Bhaskaran, Chairman, Shri PR.Ravindran, Chief General Manager, Ms Reena Eapen, DGM,HR and other Senior executives of Sankara Nethralaya. There were also gifts galore for participants and children present on the occasion. A lucky draw for employees was held and one first prize and two second and third prizes were given away to the lucky winners.
The function came to a close at 12:00 noon and the gathering dispersed after serving of lunch.