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Action time for schoolchildren

FUN TIME: Badminton player Saina Nehwal with schoolchildren at the Jetix Action League on Saturday.

FUN TIME: Badminton player Saina Nehwal with schoolchildren at the Jetix Action League on Saturday.   | Photo Credit: - PHOTO: NAGARA GOPAL

Staff Reporter

Over 4,000 students take part in Jetix Action League 2.0

HYDERABAD: The scorching noon sun beating down their faces did not deter the 4,000-odd children from participating in Jetix Action League 2.0 organised at the Nizam College grounds here on Saturday.

Exhibiting teamwork and putting mental and physical strengths to effective use, the children participated enthusiastically in various sporting events at the inter-school competitions organised by Jetix, the cartoon channel.

Events like ‘belly-ball relay’ where team mates had to coordinate among each other while balancing a ball between their bellies and ‘wheel-barrow relay’ that required one participant to run on his hands while the legs were held by a team mate tested the endurance.

Highlights

Frisbee soccer, traditional soccer played with a Frisbee and a mobile goal post, was another highlight of the event which drew participation from 100 schools. The finalist teams had to battle it out for the gold trophy in 30-legged race, another contest with a ‘Jetix twist’. Sporting events like frog race, tug of war, kings and guards, reverse running among others saw enthusiastic participation.

Badminton sensation Saina Nehwal, who was chief guest, advised students to work hard in whatever fields they want to excel in. “The idea behind the event is to inculcate the right sportsman spirit among children,” Associate Director of Walt Disney television International (India) Venugopal Iyengar said.

Prize winners

Richmond High School, Kamalapuri Colony walked away with the gold ‘Jetix Action Leagues Games’ trophy and a grant of Rs.1 lakh towards development of sports infrastructure in the school. Tolichowki-based Woodworth School was awarded a silver trophy while Alkapuri Model School, Nagole ended up as the second-runners. Special awards like best cheerleading team and loudest team were given away to Richmond HS, Kamalapuri Colony and Kennedy HS, Kukatpally, respectively.

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