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A Dream Realized: Rogationist Academy Inaugurates New Turf Court on Independence Day

The air was filled with excitement and anticipation on the 15th of August, 2023, as Rogationist Academy, a distinguished CBSE school, proudly inaugurated its brand-new turf court, a significant addition to its sports department Rogationist Sports Academy, on the occasion of India’s 77th Independence Day. The momentous event was graced by the presence of a true sports icon, Mr. Tinu Yohannan, former Indian national cricket team player, and witnessed by the esteemed Fr. Shajan Pazhayil, Provincial of the Rogationist Congregation. The school management, the principal Fr. Devassy Painadath, school manager Fr. Varghese , Academic Director Fr. Anish and Vice principal Ms. Aggy Cyril  were also present. It was a day that marked the realization of a long-awaited dream.

The inauguration ceremony was an embodiment of the academy’s commitment to nurturing holistic development in its students. Mr. Yohannan’s inspiring words emphasized the pivotal role of sports in shaping not just physical prowess, but also character and discipline. He ermphasised the need to have new Messies, Ronaldoes and PV Sindhus from this sports complex Fr. Pazhayil echoed this sentiment, highlighting the significance of sports in fostering teamwork, resilience, and a sense of fair play among young minds.

Following the inaugural ceremony, the turf court bore witness to a thrilling football match between Rogationist Academy and Kochi City FC. The match displayed the newfound sporting prowess of the academy’s students and provided a platform to demonstrate their skills. After a hard-fought contest, Kochi City FC emerged victorious in a nail-biting penalty shootout, underscoring the spirit of healthy competition and the value of sportsmanship.

The inauguration of the turf court is a testament to Rogationist Academy’s commitment to providing a comprehensive educational experience. In an era where digital devices often compete for children’s attention, sports have emerged as a crucial antidote to sedentary lifestyles. The new turf court, a rarity among schools, serves as a beacon for other educational institutions to prioritize physical activity as an integral part of student life.

Notably, the turf court boasts state-of-the-art facilities, including two cricket nets for rigorous practice sessions. This addition aligns perfectly with the academy’s vision of nurturing well-rounded individuals capable of excelling not only in academics but also on the playing field.

The inauguration of Rogationist Academy’s new turf court on Independence Day was a momentous occasion that underscored the school’s unwavering commitment to the holistic development of its students. Sports, as proven repeatedly, play an indispensable role in shaping young minds and preparing them for the challenges that lie ahead. The academy’s new turf court stands as a symbol of this commitment, serving as a nurturing ground for physical, mental, and character growth. As we celebrate this significant milestone, let us remember that investing in sports education is not just a choice; it is a necessity for the betterment of our children and society as a whole.