XAVATHON : A mini Marathon; A Xavier’s initiative towards a healthy and pollution free Diwali
“Just play. Have fun. Enjoy the game. -Michael Jordan.”
School is a temple of learning wherein, its endeavours and initiatives not only lead as examples, but imbibe the value deep in its roots. With pollution level reaching extremely intolerable, the school in association with the Times of India took an initiative to organise a mini marathon called Xavathon.
The event was classified in four categories comprising participants of different age groups: Group A (25-35 years), Group B (36 years and above), Group C (14-16 years), Group D (11-13 years)
The star studded event was witnessed by Asian Games Winners - Divya Kakran (Freestyle Wrestler) and Lakshay Sheoran (Shooter), and Shri Vinay Pratap Singh, Deputy Commissioner Gurugram, presided the event as Chief Guest.
The students and the parents keenly participated in the event with over 700 runners.
The school students also organised a cultural programme including a rock band and a dance performance with a message to celebrate a safe, cracker free and pollution free Diwali.
The DC, the chief guest of the event also emphasised on the fact that pollution increases with each passing year and the celebration of Diwali may take place for one day but the pollution caused during the celebration spoils the environment for a longer period of time. He also urged to promote the planting of more trees to heal the planet and have a better and prosperous planet for our future generations to come. The event was inspiring as the Asian Games winners also had an interactive session with the students around.
The wonderful day ended with the distribution of certificates and medals to the winners and the finishers of the marathon.
“Sports build good habits, confidence and discipline. They make players into community leaders and teach them into how to strive for a goal, handle mistakes and cherish growth opportunities”