Mangaluru, Nov 17: The final matches of the ‘Bouncing Stars’ Basketball Tournament were held at the U S Mallya Indoor Basket Ball Stadium.
The chief guest of the evening, Mr. Jayanth, a retired officer of the State Bank of India and eminent basket ball coach, along with the other dignitaries wished the teams before the finals of Boys match - Cambridge School vs Little Rock Indian School, Brahmavara.
After some very tense moments, which had the audience biting their fingernails, the Cambridge School Boys team emerged victorious against the Little Rock Indian School. In the Girls final match, the Lourdes Central School girls were in prime form as they surged to victory against St. Theresa’s School. It was truly an exciting end to a great tournament.
The valedictory function began with a prayer song, followed by the welcome address by the Vice-Principal, Sr. Lidwyn.
The Chief Guest addressed the gathering briefly, expressing his joy to be present at the tournament and appreciated the students for their whole hearted participation.
Shyju, the Physical Instructor of Little Rock Indian School, addressed the gathering commenting on the wonderful participation of the students and commending the host school on its painstaking arrangements in hosting this tournament.
Philomena proposed the vote of thanks. The last and most eagerly awaited event of the evening was the felicitation of the winners and runners up.
The winners of the girls trophy were the Lourdes Central School team, Bejai and the runner up were St. Theresa’s School, Bendore.
In the boy’s category, the winner’s trophy was bagged by Cambridge School, Mangaluru and the runner up were Little Rock Indian School, Brahmavara.
The programme ended with the singing of the National Anthem.