In a thrilling development, twelve students representing both SAI International School (SIS) and SAI International Residential School (SIRS), along with their dedicated coaches and teachers, are gearing up enthusiastically to proudly represent their school and nation at the forthcoming Round Square International Sports collaboration cricket tournament. This significant event is scheduled to unfold from August 27 to August 31, 2023, with the esteemed Chittagong Grammar School (CGS) in Bangladesh serving as the gracious host.
SAI International continually fosters and nurtures a spirit of participation and excellence among its SAIoneers. The Round Square International Sports collaboration tournament serves as a notable milestone in this regard, aiming to nurture bonds of camaraderie, uphold the values of sportsmanship, and facilitate a vibrant exchange of cultures among member schools spanning the global landscape.
Organized through the collaborative efforts of CGS, Junior & Senior High School of Kogakuin University from Japan, Starehe Boys' Centre from Kenya, and SAI International School from India, this event stands as a testament to international cooperation and the unifying influence of sports across diverse societies. It signifies the pioneering venture of an International Sports Collaboration among Round Square Schools, an embodiment of how sports can bridge backgrounds and cultures.
Participants from Kenya, Japan, Bangladesh, and India promise to infuse the tournament with their exceptional skills, collective teamwork, and international fellowship. Students from SAI International, belonging to Classes IX-XII, have been diligently honing their cricket skills through dedicated practice sessions. This prestigious opportunity not only affords them a platform to showcase their sporting prowess but also aligns with SAI International's core tenets of promoting sports education, fostering global understanding, nurturing leadership qualities, and encouraging collaborative endeavours.
Dr. Silpi Sahoo, Chairperson, SAI International, shared his profound excitement for the upcoming tournament, stating, "To me, sports education stands as a dynamic catalyst for holistic development. Just as a wheel turns full circle, so does our commitment to nurturing integrity, leadership, and a worldwide perspective through sports. Every challenge embraced on the field contributes to sculpting resilient minds and compassionate hearts. Our students aren't just preparing for a cricket tournament; they're preparing to be adept global citizens, capable of leading and collaborating effectively."
By engaging in this international sports collaboration, students from SIS and SIRS are poised to gain profound insights into diverse cultures, experience the refinement of leadership qualities, and foster cross-cultural unity. Beyond the confines of traditional classroom learning, SAI International School's educational ethos thrives on breaking boundaries, empowering its students to excel on a global stage.
As the students from SIS and SIRS embark on this exhilarating expedition to Bangladesh, they carry with them the aspirations of their school community and an unwavering dedication to upholding the principles of internationalism, democracy, environmental stewardship, adventure, leadership, and service.
This International Sports collaboration stands as an exceptional prospect for SAIoneers to cultivate sportsmanship, establish enduring connections, and broaden their horizons through the prism of sports and global camaraderie. As they brace themselves for the cricketing competition, these young athletes are primed to exemplify the spirit of Round Square and bring honour to their esteemed institution.