Expectations come true, basket after basket and the coach smiles as the final quarter whistle is blown. Coach D.S Randhawa of the school Akal Academy Baru Sahib stands in pride. He pats the back of the players who played and were sweating hard under the hot sun. There were memorable photographs stuck on the wall […]
Expectations come true, basket after basket and the coach smiles as the final quarter whistle is blown. Coach D.S Randhawa of the school Akal Academy Baru Sahib stands in pride. He pats the back of the players who played and were sweating hard under the hot sun.
There were memorable photographs stuck on the wall of the principal’s room as there were fourteen figures with an innovative light standing around their coach with trophies in hands. Perhaps some of them would become professionals in some years from now.
When the bell for the ground time rang students rushed out of the corridor and ran upstairs to the basketball court. Excited about new things to learn, they picked up the basket balls in their hands and started the drills. Within that hour the spirit of excelling pumped up their chest.
After months of practice it is time to beat the heat. There are tensed moments which would be a threat to every player’s heartbeat. The moment for which they practiced whole -heartedly finally arrived. The innovative light has a perfect moment to come out of the players.
This was all a quick dilemma of the environment before and after a team arrives at the tournament. And now, let me tell you what those photographs hanging on the principal’s wall meant. The basket ball team of Akal Academy Baru Sahib stood 2nd in St. Lukies Tournament in which a total of 32 best basketball teams of Himachal Pradesh participated. Played the north zone C.B.S.E clusters and finished 3rd. It’s only the motivation which makes them stand. No matter how better your opponent is and never mind the mistakes you commit.
With the participation in the state level tournament they have again finished 2nd. Remembering the thoughts of greatness coach D.S Randhawa grins watching the photographs and walks out the principal’s room. He is greeted by Baba Iqbal Singh ji and rewarded along the team with pursuits of greatness.
Your talent is your supporter and your performance is your greatness, So NEVER GIVE UP.