“Victory is in having done your best. If you’ve done your best, you’ve won !"-Billy Bowerman
The 4th edition of SAI Football league was a massive success! The league was graced by the Ms. Shradhanjali Samantray, Former Captain, Indian Sr. National Women’s Football Team on September 3, 2022. In the final batch of matches that commenced for this league, Class IX Team stood victorious from the Junior Group & Class XI Science Team aced the finals by being the champions of Senior Group.
Extra-curricular activities should be a relevant part of every student’s life, especially during his/her early academic years and students should be encouraged to excel in both sports & academics. The conceptualization of SFL was one such endeavour, envisioned by Founder-Chairman, SAI International, Late Dr. Bijaya Kumar Sahoo with an objective to inculcate skills such as teamwork, leadership, patience, discipline, learning from failure, competitiveness, Sportsmanship, etc., as a prominent element of their learning curriculum. At SAI, we aspire to imbibe in our students- the spirit of sportsmanship and that ‘never giving up’ spirit.
It was splendid to witness the drive & passion of the students in the final batch of matches today. The guest of honour, Ms. Sradhanjali Samantaray was elated to see all SAIoneers perform to the best of their capacities in the finals. She felicitated the winners in the prize distribution ceremony and further encouraged the students to proactively participate in the upcoming football leagues. She shared with the students, her experiences from the long 31 years of expertise she possesses in the field of football in various competitive capacities.
“I would like to congratulate all those students who stood victorious in this football league & also to those who lost, because they showed a great amount of perseverance on field and gave a really tough competition to other teams. All of you are winners in my eyes for participating in this wonderful league at the first place. Of course, a big congratulations to all the faculty members & the entire SAI Sports Fraternity, as without your hard work and support, nothing would have been possible and our students wouldn’t have been able to excel in their respective area of sports. I wish everyone all the very best for future sports endeavours and I sincerely hope that you continue to bring glory to our school, and we as a school, also continue to keep up with the tradition of celebrating more successful seasons of football leagues.” said, Shri Nilakantha Panigrahi, Director Academics & Senior Principal, SAI International School while addressing the participants & coaches.