Annual School Sports Meet

Annual Primary School Sports Meet originally initiated by the Directorate of School Education, West Bengal is now being organized regularly by the West Bengal Board of Primary Education. From the schools via district level a large number of competitors (700 as in 2006) finally participate in the State Level Meet usually organized in
The districts under the initiative of the board. This is perhaps a unique one in the whole of the country at the primary education level. A number of events (nearly 35) are held. Last year the Meet was held in the district of Dakshin Dinajpur. Important dignitaries including Hon'ble Minister-in-Charge of the School Education Department Shri Kanti Biswas, Shri Narayan Biswas, the then Minister-of-State, Smt Eva Dey, Minister-of-State, Department of School Education graced the annual sports meet by their presence.
This year (2006) the Meet was held in Diamond Harbour in South 24-Parganas during 28 to 30th January, 2006. Important dignitaries including Shri Kanti Biswas, the then Hon'ble Minister-in-Charge, School Education, Government of West Bengal and Smt. Iva De, the then Minister of State, School Education, Govt. of West Bengal graced the occasion by their presence and encouraged the participants. The district of North 24-Parganas won the first prize among the districts for the best performances of its competitors. Dr. Sulapani Bhattacharya, President West Bengal Board of Primary presided over the entire meet.
It is needless to mention that holding of this type of sports meet at the primary education level is unique in nature and is quite in tune with the objective of the Board to make every student a full-fledged healthy citizen of future India.