5th Gov. Khalid Dimaporo Sportsfest opens in Lanao

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Friday, November 9, 2012


TUBOD, Lanao del Norte -- More than 4,000 students attended the opening ceremony of the 5th Mohammad Khalid Q. Dimaporo Inter-High School Sports Festival held at Christ the King College de Maranding on Wednesday.

The three-day sports event was personally opened by Dimaporo, an advocate for sports and healthy lifestyle.

The formal program included a banner-raising ceremony by the eight participating schools and a torch relay carried out by the school principals, Lala Mayor Allan Lim, SB member Cesar Yap Jr. and Dimaporo.

The governor also led the lighting of the games cauldron.

The mass dance competition accompanied by the prepared yells and cheers from the competing schools invigorated the school spirit in every student involved.

This year’s theme “Strengthening the bond, building a society of peace and unity through sports” captures the provincial leaders’ aim of making sports an effective tool for peace-building and not merely a form of entertainment.

The annual Inter-School sportsfest is sponsored by the provincial government under the ‘Kabataan Sigurado’ program of Dimaporo in cooperation with the local government unit of Lala.

Among the participating schools this year are Christ the King College de Maranding, Lala National High School, Lanao School of Science and Technology Inc., Lanipao Catholic School, Bible Baptist Christian Academy, Integrated Rural Academy (MSU-IRDA), Simpak Academy Institute of Technology (SAITECH) and North Central Mindanao College(NCMC).

Among the sports events held include basketball, volleyball, lawn tennis, table tennis, badminton, sepak takraw and chess.

To add color to the activity, a search for Mr. and Ms. Inter-High 2012 will also be conducted on the last day of the competition. (PR)

Published in the Sun.Star Cagayan de Oro newspaper on November 09, 2012.

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