Jalandhar: Proving true to his aim of excelling in his domain, Gurindervir Singh of Cambridge International School, Chotti Baradari-II, Jalandhar brought laurels to his institute as well as his parents by being declared as the Fastest Runner of India by SGFI. He bagged this title after participating in 100 m Sprint at SGFI Nationals held at Pune from January 4 to January 7, 2017. He covered this distance in 10.85 seconds, which made his kith and kin feel proud and jubilant. It is a matter of honour for one and all that Gurindervir Singh has been selected to represent India in World School Games to be held at Nancy, France from June 24 -30, 2017.
His target of making his mark in his sport was evident when he refused to wear the kit which was offered to him with India written on it in Speed star Australia Practice Competition. His plea for his refusal calls for accolades as he wanted to wear it only when he was selected to represent India as a player. He always desired to be a source of inspiration for the aspiring youngsters of today to set their foot in the national and international arena of athletics.
Chalking out his success story, his coach S. Sarabjit Singh Happy appreciated the efforts that Gurindervir put in to reach this landmark in his life .He inculcated a lot of self discipline which included abstaining from smart phone besides his hard training schedule. Generally talking about the achievements in sports, his coach remarked that players need to focus on higher goals after every success and added that they should not consider any victory as the ultimate win .Providing guidance to the budding players of the institute, he further said that playing international wasn’t any great achievement but planning and preparing for the next was what defined a star sports person. Teachers, parents and coaches should always encourage the players to set higher goals otherwise stagnation generally sets in. Also, the player needs to be alert about suggestions being offered and to have complete trust and faith in his/her coach and follow proper diet and use equipments and accessories as advised by the coach . Ups and downs are bound to be there. Winning medals in Olympics is no mean feat; all it requires is the highest level of concentration and commitment.
By winning the sprint, Gurindervir Singh also gave shape to the desire expressed by his coach of giving Guru Gobind Singh ji a true gift on His 350th birthday.
It will indeed be a matter of great pride and celebration for the parents to witness their son touching the pinnacles of glory while representing India at the World School Games. They know the competition there would be hard but they have full faith in their son’s coach and are very confident about their son’s potential too. They give most of the credit of his making to the coach and are grateful to the school management for all the support extended.
Expressing their exhilaration at this stupendous achievement of Gurindervir Singh, Sports Coordinator Mr. A .S. Sikand, Deputy Coordinator Mr Anurag Bhardwaj and Ms. Harpreet congratulated him and wished him best of luck in his future events. While sharing the success mantra, they said that it was a combined effort of student, coach as well as the cooperation of parents which led to his victory. They also threw light on the benefits provided by the school to outstanding students through the mode of scholarships, exposure and facilities. They are grateful for the continuous support and motivation extended by the fountainhead of Inspiration, Ms Deepa Dogra. They also expressed their conviction that Gurindervir can reach the top if he continuously puts in a lot of hard work and follows his target with determination. The school authorities congratulated the coach S. Sarabjit Singh Happy, who is also the coach of athletes of all Cambridge Schools in Jalandhar, for the excellent achievement.
The students of Cambridge School also set a record by winning various positions in the CBSE Nationals held in Vadodara from December 25 to December 30, 2016. In Under-19 category, Pritpal Singh of Cambridge International School, Chotti Baradari-II, Jalandhar won a Gold medal in 200 m race and also bagged a Silver medal in 400 m Category. Chandandeep Purewal of Cambridge International School for Girls, Jalandhar, clinched the Gold in High Jump in Under-17 Category. Gurinder vir Singh again made his mark by winning Gold medal in 200 m in the Under-17 Category.
On this occasion, Chairman Mr. Ajay Bhatia, Deputy Chairman Mr. Deepak Bhatia, Executive Director LWES Mr. J.K Kohli, CEO LWES Dr. Brijesh, Director LWES Mr. Nitin Kohli, Chief Education Officer LWES Ms. Deepa Dogra, Directors of Education LWES Ms Geeta Mahajan, Ms. Meenu Huria, Ms. Preeti Sharma , Director and Principal Ms Kiranjoth Dhillon congratulated the budding players and wished them the best of luck in their future endeavours .They expressed their exhilaration at the huge success. They also congratulated the Sports Department for the marvelous feat of their students.