The cluster basketball team of Atmiya Vidya Mandir left the school grounds with pure grit, strong nerves and enormous reserves of enthusiasm. The tournament was scheduled for 3 days from 22nd to 25th October 2016. The journey to Baroda seemed quite long but finally, the team reached the reporting venue, i.e. Gujarat Public School (GPS). After reporting, the team straightaway went to Haridham temple, Sokhada.
The following day, after a delectable breakfast at Haridham, the team reported on the grounds. After waiting patiently for a couple of hours, the team got their first match as a Bye and then played their second match against Doon Public School, Bhuj. The match was a pretty one-sided game and the AVM team clinched victory with 37-1 as final score. As the quarter-final was scheduled on 24th October, after some celebration, it was time to go back to Haridham, for lunch and rest.
So, the next day on 24th October, the team reported to the grounds for their quarter-final match to play against Navrachana School, Baroda. The beginning was a good one for the team but soon the opponents took charge. The AVM team lost the match and the final score was 37-24. The team fought hard but lost.
Formidable opponents helped learn some important lessons of the sport and for life.
Reported by: Ojash Patel, Manan Dudhwala (Class 10) & Bankim Sir