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A crackerjack performance …  
On January 18 the U-19 Boys Cricket Team of Navrachana Vidyani Vidyalaya participated in the U-19 Hield Shield Cricket Tournament which was organized by Sports Authority of Gujarat at the Polo Ground. The students with their indomitable performance won by 25 runs defeating Utkarsh Vidyalaya Way to go boys, keep the Vidyani flag flying high!!
L to R:  
Jeet Patel (XII), Aayush Patel (X), Prabhsimran Sekhon(XI), Dhyey Shah(X), Shlok Thakkar(X), Aum Patel(XI), Vraj Patel (VII), Dhruv Patel (XII), Karan Gandhi (X), Ansh Patel (IX), Akshat Kodia (XI), Pratham Vajifdar(IX), Yash Sajnani(XI), Hrutwik Maheshwari (XII), Maurya Patel (XI)
   
More good tidings from sports ...  
Navrachana Vidyani Cricket squad (boys) were the first Runners -Up at the Smt. Ushadevi Gaekwad Under 16 Inter School T20 Cricket Tournament organised by Anshuman Gaekwad School of Cricket on December 18. They achieved this feat competing against 12 teams from across Vadodara and the icing on the cake was Prabhsimran Singh Sekhon (XI) clinching the title of the 'Man of the Series'. Congratulations to the team, their parents and the Coach.
   
   
Top:
L to R:
 
Yash Sajnani (XI), Dhyey Shah (XI), Dvij Rajgor (X), Karan Gandhi (X), Prabhsimran Sekhon(XI), Akshat Kodia (XI), Hitarth Patel (X), Aayush Patel (X), Mourya Patel(XI)
   
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Rushil Shah (VIII), Harsh Choshi(XI), Pratham Vajifdar(IX), Aum Patel(XI), Shlok Thakkar(X)
   
Bend it like a Vidyanian !  

After catapulting their way into the Leaugue round, the Navrachana Vidyani Vidyalaya Under 17 Football team won both the League matches on November 16. While Aayush Banker (X B) was adjudged the 'Best Player of the Match' in the 1st League match, the same title was conferred upon Dev Patel (XA) in the 2nd match. We wish the team the best of luck for the next match and hope they achieve their desired 'goal'!

   
   
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L to R:
 
Aum Patel(IX), Vrund Sheth(IX), Sahaj Amin(IX), Dev Patel(X), Aayush Banker(X), Dhairya Dave (IX), Darshan Patel (IX), Shivansh Rajput(VIII)
Bottom:
L to R:
 
Kavish Shah(X), Deep Panchal (IX), Vansheel Desai(IX), Divya Patel (VIII), Sahaj Patel (X), Sahil Patel (X), Jaimin Patel (X), Vaibhav Nair(IX)
   
Another Vidyani eve rules the day  
Dhanvi Kale (5D) won the Baroda Open Under-12 Lawn Tennis Tournament held at the Gayakwad Golf Club.
   
Sharp shooters  
The Navrachana Vidyani Under-14 Girls Basketball claimed the Runners-up spot in a closely contested encounter yesterday in the Invitational Basketball Tournament organised by BDA at DR Amin School. Congratulations to our Vidyani eves!
   
Top:
L to R:
 
Simran Multani(VIII), Dhwani Kayare(VIII), Hetvi Parikh(VIII), Kashish Pandya(VIII), Archi Prajapati(VIII)
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L to R:
 
Kashish Surana(VIII), Drishti Rajput(VII), Mahi Baxi(VII), Diksha Modi(IV), Kanishka Sharma(V) Jiya Bhojwani(V), Madhvi Patel(VII), Sukriti Lodha(VI)
   
The Khel Mahakumbh arena
Athletics  
At the Ward Level Athletics Meet, in the Girls group, Akshi Ahuja (VII C)won the 2nd place in the U-14 shot put while Purva Pattankar (VII A)was 3rd in the U-14 600m race. The Boys too made their mark with Neel Shah (III B) Runners-up in Standing Broad Jumping the U-9 category, Vansh Kansara (IVB) 2nd in the U-11 50m and Jaskaran Grewal (VI A) winning the 3rd position in both the 100 m and 200 m races in theU-14 group!
   
In the Inter-District Athletic Meet, Vidyanians hit the mark once again at the medal stakes! While in the U-9 Girls category, Kaarvi Desai (III D) won the Gold Medal in the 30m race, Vrushali Ranadive (X C) scored a double whammy in the U-17 Girls group by coming in 1st in both the 100m and 200m races! Kanjini Soni (X D) too was among the winners by winning the 3rd position in both while Nishtha Raje (11 Gen.) was 2nd in Shot Put in the Open Age Category (Above-17). Further, these four athletes have done us really proud by having been selected to represent Vadodara District at the State Level.
   

Volleyball

The Navrachana Vidyani sportspersons continued their winning streak with the U-17 and U-14 Girls Volleyball Team emerging Champions at the District Level. The Teams thus qualified to represent Vadodara at the all-Gujarat State Level Tournament.

L to R top
Bhagwati Gohil – (VII D), Dhemani Pancholi (VII B), Nirvi Patel (VII D), Heer Patel (VII D), Vishwa Shah(VII A), Jaanya Shah (VII B), Deeptha Chandok (VII D)
 
Basketball
The Navrachana VidyaniU-14 Girls Team continued the trend by winning the 3rd place in the All Baroda Inter-School Khel Mahakumbh Basketball Tournament.

L to R top:
Mahi Baxi (VII D) , Kashish Pandya (VIII A), Dhwani Kayare (VIII A); Kashish Soni (VIII B), Jiya Bhojwani (V B), Kanishka Sharma(V B)

L to R Bottom :
Hetvi Parikh(VIII A), Kashish Surana(VIII D), Simran Multani (VIII C), Archi Prajapati (VIII A), Diksha Modi(IV C), Sukruti Lodha (VI)

Football  
Proving that girls were also equally good at Football, Kesha Sharma (IX)was selected to the U-14 Girls Team of the Baroda District Football Association.
Swimming
Ishwa Desai (XII Gen.) was 1st in both 400m and 200m besides clinching the 2nd spot in the 100m butterfly event in the Vadodara District Swimming competition. Ishwa has truly proved that she is in her element in the water!
   
2ndWado India National Karate Championship 2017
Martial Arts champion Prisha Ramrakhiyani (II A) won the Merit Award at the competition organised by the International Wado Federation.
   
Tennis
Dhanvi Kale (V D) was declared the winner in the Under 12, Under 10 as well as Under 14 Categories of Tennis at the invitation tournament organised by Sports Complex, Manjalpur, from September 23 to September 25. Congratulations, Dhanvi for a wonderful performance.... and they do it again ! Kashish Surana (8 D) and Purva Oza (9 D) represented Baroda in the 'State Basketball Meet' at Limadi from September 29 to October 2 and both, the Boys' and the Girls' teams, bagged the Championship. Moreover, Kashish Surana has been selected to play Nationals at Didhwaana, Rajasthan from October 6 to October 15. Well done champs! And, all the best Kashish for the forthcoming games.
   
62nd National School Games
Vidyani's Sports Captain, Ishwa Desai (XI Gen.) did the School proud by securing All India Rank-5 at the Games organized by the School Games Federation of India (SGFI) and held at Rajkot on November 28. Ishwa participated in the 200m Butterfly Swimming event and competed against 64 participants from all over India.
14th National Inter District Junior Athletics Meet
Vidyani's Sports Captain, Ishwa Desai (XI Gen.) did the School proud by securing All India Rank-5 at the Games organized by the School Games Federation of India (SGFI) and held at Rajkot on November 28. Ishwa participated in the 200m Butterfly Swimming event and competed against 64 participants from all over India.
Zonal Level Khel Mahakumbh Volleyball
October 16 saw the Navrachana Vidyani Volleyball Teams (U-14 and U-17 Girls) claim Champion status at the tournament organised by the Sports Authority of Gujarat.
Mayor Cup Senior (Boys) Knockout Football
Team Vidyani clinched the Runners - Up position in the Tournament organised by Vadodara Municipal Corporation with the support of Baroda District Football Association. The Vidyani boys competed against 16 teams and put up a tough fight to justify their spot in the Finals.

Top to Bottom: L to R
Line 1 - Nishit Kadakia (XII), Aadarsh Emmanuel (XI), Devang Madhwani (XII), Smit Patel (X),
Shrey Ramchandani (XI), Manav Warde (XI), Anirudh Sarkar (XII), Samarthya Purohit (XII), Karman Mehta (XI)
Line 2 - Vedant Shah (XII), Dev Patel (IX), Keval Savla (X), Shreyank Charoliya (XI), Shlok Talati (XII)
Invitational Basketball Tournament
The Navrachana Vidyani Under-14 Girls brigade dribbled and dunked their way to the coveted Silver Medal at the event organized by Billabong High International School. Competing against 6 schools, Team Vidyani clinched the Runners-up spot with Kashish Surana(VII D) also claiming the 'Best Player of the Tournament' award.

VM Queens' Neon Run
The Vidyani female staff enthusiastically turned up on Sunday, November 27, to paint the city neon pink in the company of thousands of other women on the occasion of Vadodara's First Queens' Neon Run!

The 5 km run was organized exclusively for girls and women by Vadodara International Marathon to 'celebrate the Queen hidden in every woman by showcasing her inner strength and outer glow' and aimed to promote awareness regarding Breast Cancer and to encourage people to work towards making Vadodara a Safe, Smart and Clean city. "The active involvement from women reflects this city's culture. Such events not only create a lot of energy, but also awareness about women's issues, including their health. The enthusiasm was incredible," said royal family member, Radhika Raje Gaekwad, who flagged off the Run.

Thus, uniquely, participants simultaneously ran for a social cause and had their share of fun too, flaunting shades of neon!

6thVadodara International Marathon 2017
The usually languorous Sunday mornings got to witness a different sight in the wee hours of February 5 at the Navlakhi Ground! Thousands of Barodians came together to participate in Vadodara's first AIMS (Association of International Marathon and Distance Races) certified Full Marathon, along with shorter distances. Uniquely, it was also the nation's First Cashless Full Marathon and was flagged off by Hon. Chief Minister of Gujarat, Shri Vijaybhai Rupani.

If professional and amateur runners, including many from abroad, ran the Marathon, the Divyangs too displayed remarkable fervor amid resounding cheers! It was truly a "Citizens' Marathon", with participation of people from all walks of life, from youngsters to senior citizens. As Smt. Tejal Amin, Chairperson, Vadodara Marathon, said, "The response was amazing".

With such infectious enthusiasm in the air everywhere, how could Vidyanians be left out? And so, students from Classes VI to IX, accompanied by their teachers and many parents, joined in to make the 'MY CITY MY MARATHON!' tagline a reality as they were all excited to run for their city and thereby also show solidarity with the Marathon's vision of a fit and healthy life for Vadodara citizens.
   
12th Intersport Youth Football and Basketball Festival
 
  Nine Vidyani sports enthusiasts, Darsh Patel-VI A, Jal Modi & Yagna Patel-VI B, Path Modi-VI C, Kushal Patel-VIIB, Manav Israni &V aibhav Nair-VIII A, Parva Oza-VIII D and Vaibhav Patel-IX D formed part of the Navrachana Sports Academy contingent that played matches in the Festival held at Budapest, Hungary from July 13 to 25.
10th Maharaja Dr. Karni National Shooting Championship
 
 

Shashwat Shah (VIIB) won a Bronze Medal in the National Level Shooting competition organised by the Bikaner Marksmen Rifle Club, Bikaner. The competition was held at the Jaipur Oaese Range from July 7-10 and was witness to the shooting skills of more than 1500 participants from all over India.

Shashwat, we hope to see you continue hitting the mark and winning more laurels!

Under-25 Invitation Men’s Basketball Tournament
 
  Hitanshu Patel (XIGen.) was a part of the Baroda District Team in this Tournament organized by the Ahmedabad Basketball Club in association with Gujarat State Basketball Association. The layers, coached by Mr. J. P. Singh (Internationally qualified coach from the Basketball Federation of India who has also coached the National Basketball team) locked horns with 12 other teams from Surat, Ahmedabad, Anand, Ajmer, Jodhpur, Mumbai and Indore to make their way to the victory stand. They brought home the Championship Trophy, Certificates and a cash price of Rs. 30,000/ for the Team.
District Level Sports Competitions - Organized by the District Sports Office (DSO)
  Swimming
 
Volleyball
 
  August 27 saw the Navrachana Vidyani Volleyball Team (U-14 Girls) get the 3rd position in the Volleyball Tournament. Additionally, 3 of the Team members, Kesha Sharma (VIIID), Pushti Shah (VIIID) and Jaanya Shah (VIB), will also play at the State Level as part of the Baroda District Team.
Athletics
 
  To add to the cheers, Kanjani Soni (IXD) clinched the 1st spot in the Long Jump (U-17 Girls) event on August 29 and has also been selected to represent Baroda District at the State Level.
Marathon Relay Race
 
 
On August 28, the U-18 team of Mansi Singh (XI Gen.), Disha Motwani (VIII C) and Khushi Patel & Nirja Shah (VII A) won the Second Runners-up position in the 10 Km Relay Race organized by the Vadodara International Half Marathon (VIHM) committee. Speaking to the Times Of India, VIHM Chairperson Tejal Amin said, “It was a fitting celebration of the National Sports Day and Barodians displayed their sporting spirit by turning up in large numbers. VIHM also donated Rs 5 lakh to the Vadodara Municipal Corporation for Swachhata Mission”.
   
Khel Mahakumbh 2016
  This time round, Vidyani hosted the Basketball and Football segments of the Government of Gujarat 's sports extravaganza.
   
Basketball
  Vidyanians were Runners-up in the Under-16 Boys and the Second Runners-up in the Under-13 Girls categories respectively in the Khel Mahakumbh 2016 Basketball Tournament.

 
 
Hitanshu Patel (X C) and Keya Patel (VIII C) were part of the victorious Vadodara Teams that won the Under-16 Boys and Under-16 Girls Inter-District Volleyball Tournaments respectively and were subsequently selected to play at the State Level.
 
   
Football
 
Team Vidyani also won the Runners-up position out of 31 teams in the fray in the Under-16 Boys Football Tournament.
 
 
Also, Smit Patel (VII C) and Aayush Banker (VIII A) were part of Team Vadodara that won the Championship in the Inter-District Football Tournament.

 
   
Volleyball
  The Under-13 Vidyani Girls Volleyball Team attained Champion status at the 'Ward Level'.
 
   
  Pushti Shah and Kesha Sharma (VII D) represented Vadodara in the Inter-District Volleyball Tournament.
 
   
Judo
  Charles Vanpariya (XI Sc) won the Second Runners-up position in the Above-16 (Under-50 kg) category in Judo.
 
   
Athletics
 
In the U-13 Girls Athletics category, Kanjani Soni (VIII D) was the Champion at the District Level competition in the High Jump event while Vrushali Ranadive (VIII C) won the 1st position in the 100 m race at the Ward Level.  
   
Vadodara International Half Marathon (VIHM) 2016
 

The Vadodara International Half Marathon provides opportunities for both amateurs and professional athletes and is the most celebrated sporting event of Vadodara City. In its 5th edition this year, it also provides a platform for a wide cross section of citizens of all ages to come together for sports and a common civic/social cause. Accredited to the Association of International Marathon and Distance Races (AIMS), the Vadodara Marathon is the recipient of the prestigious AIMS Gold Medal for 'smallest city, biggest Marathon'.

The event was flagged off on February 7 by the Hon. Chief Minister, Smt. Anandiben Patel, and total registrations exceeded 30, 000 with runners from neighbouring cities as well as National and International Level athletes signing up for the event. Significantly, VIHM aimed at getting more youngsters run in the marathon in order to instill a sense of pride and belonging to the city as also to motivate people across all age groups to increase their fitness levels.

Thus, the wee hours of that Sunday morning saw sports minded Vidyanians of Classes VI to XI, accompanied by their Teachers and many parents, turn up at Navlakhi Ground in large numbers to participate in the Marathon. Inspired by NES Chairperson (who is also the Chairperson of the VIHM Organizing Committee) Tejal Amin's clarion call to make pursuit of fitness a way of life, the youngsters expressed their determination to set off on the road to a more healthy life by running in the Marathon.

Fat or thin, fit is definitely in!

 
   
Karate
 
 

Laksha Patel (I A) won the Gold Medal and a Merit Certificate in the Shitoryu Open Karate. Championship 2016 was organized by the Shitoryu Karate Do Association of India.

Prerit Patel (III D) was awarded the Gold Medal in Kata and the Silver Medal in Kumite in the 6th Independence National Open Karate Championship 2015 organised by the Wadoryu Karate Do Federation of India. Earlier, he had also won the Silver Medal in the 11th Inter dojo Karate Championship 2015 conducted by the All India Kan-Zen-Ryu Karate Do Association.

Truly li'l masters of the martial arts!

   
Smt. Ushadevi Gaekwad Under-16 T20 Cricket Tournament
 
 

Organised by Anshuman Gaekwad School of Cricket, the Vidyani boys won the Runners-up Trophy and were commended for playing the game in the true spirit of sportsmanship and adopting a disciplined approach in all their fixtures throughout the Tournament.

Kudos for an all round display of fair play and fine cricketing skills!

   
Football
 
   
 

Dev Patel (VIII A) was part of the State Team that participated in the National Level School Games Federation of India (SGFI) Tournament held at Bhilai, Chattisgarh.

In the Under-16 Boys DSO Football Tournament organized by the District Sports Office (DSO), Vadodara, Team Vidyani was the Runners-up amongst 20 teams at the District Level.

Organised by Vibgyor High School, Vidyanians went home with the Runners-up Trophy in the Vibgyor Viva Under-12 Invitational Football Tournament 2016.

The Shri Rustom Patel Memorial Trophy Inter-School Under-13 Invitational Football Tournament saw the Vidyani boys emerge once again as Runners-up in a field of 12 teams in the Tournament organized by Rosary School.

   
11thIntersport Youth Football and Basketball Festival
  EightVidyani sports enthusiasts, Dev Patel (VIII A), BhavyaZaveri (VIII B), Panth Patel (VIII C), Jaimin Patel (VIII D), Urvish Patel (IX C) and Hitanshu Patel, ShreyRamchandani&ManavWarde (X D) formed part of the Navrachana Sports Academy contingent that played matches against teams from countries like Hungary, Ukraine, Romania, Columbia, etc. in the Festival held at Kaposvar, Hungary.
   
UK Cricket Tour 2015
  FiveVidyani budding cricketers toured UK as part of the Navrachana Sports Academy team that participated in the Invitation Cricket Tournament there.

On the Tour, besides being coached by English players and figuring in twenty over matches, Vraj Desai (VC), Geetansh Shah (VD), Het Shah (VIC), Rudra Desai (VIIIA) andRishabh Shah (VIII B) had the thrilling opportunity to interact with one of the legends of International cricket, former Pakistani player, SaqlainMushtaq. The budding Vidyani cricketers gained many valuable insights into the finer points of the game from the great sportsman himself!
U-14 Boys and Girls Football Tournament 2015
A total of 16 boys' and 7 girls' teams from various schools of Vadodara participated in the Tournament organized by the District Sports Office on the Vidyani ground. The competition was for selection to the Baroda District Team, and 3 Vidyani footballers – Dev Patel (VIII A), Sahaj Amin (VII B) and Jaimin Patel (VIII C) were selected to play at the District level.