Aditya Group will soon be launching ‘Aditya School of Sports’ to nurture budding talent in Bengal. The first school under this initiative will be set up at Jessore Road, Dum Dum. The initiative was launched at the Calcutta Sports Journalist Club, Maidan in the presence of Indian Player Jhulan Goswami, Ex Cricketer Abdul Monyem, Mr Anirban Aditya, Chairman Aditya Group and Mr Subrata Talukdar, CEO, ATK

They are coming forward to set up a full-fledged sports training facility in the city for boys and girls.The group will initially conduct cricket and football training in the ‘School of Sports’ with the best of infrastructure and facilities and will soon be venturing out to other sports training options too such as Table Tennis, Chess and Karate.

They have also joined with Atletico De Kolkata to provide football training for students under 14 in its school Aditya Academy Secondary campus in Barasat. Aditya Group will soon start scouting in all of Bengal to get talented cricketers who will be provided residential education and training in cricket free of cost.

For healthy living

St Vincent’s High and Technical school recently organised its 81st athletic meet and drill display with much fervour. The programme started with the march-past by the four houses – St Mathew’s, St Mark’s, St Luke’s and St John’s respectively to the rhythm of the school band.

After the lighting of the torch by the fastest runner of the school the chief guest – Br. Revo Mark Miranda declared the meet open. The athletic events – the 100m, 200m, inter-house relay of different groups followed one after another. The synchronised drill display of the school was the centre of attraction. This year, the theme was ‘promote healthy living’ accentuating health and fitness. Colourfully attired students displayed their extra-ordinary skills to the pulsating music.

The event came to an end with the vote of thanks by the Principal Mr Ravi Victor who moved around the sporting arena cheering the students in each event.

Sourajyoti Mazumdar, Coordinator, Class IX, St Vincent’s High & Technical School, Asansol

Quiz time

Thomas Cook Travel Quest Season III the national travel quiz for schools conducted its first City Finals on 15 December. Participants Zeeshan Ali and Apurb Agarwal from St. Michael’s School, Siliguri emerged as the Kolkata City Finals winner, ensuring an entry to the Semi-Finals to be held in Ooty.

The national travel quiz, open to school students from classes VI-IX, includes an extensive six month outreach across 14 cities and will be held in four stages. An online qualifying test covering 1100 schools is followed by qualifiers to determine City Finals, Semi-Finals and eventually National winners. The semi-finals and the finals will be held at Ooty in the month of January, 2017.

For this initiative, Thomas Cook India continues its partnership with Greycaps India Private Limited with the focus being History and Geography. Having benefitted from strong student-educator-parent engagement last year, Switzerland Tourism continues being partner for the third year in a row joined by Spain Tourism for Travel Quest Season III.

Following an intense outreach programme via online tests at a school level, Thomas Cook covered over 55 educational institutions across Kolkata. As many as 200 students from over 25 schools participated in the qualifier round where six teams were selected to compete for the Kolkata City Finale.