Sports for All: Physical activity is an essential ingredient of a Sanawarian's life. The daily routine itself requires movement between dormitories, classes, dining hall, hobby and game locations spread over the 139 acre site at different levels. All children start the day with half an hour of PT. During the early Spring Term, this takes the form of 'Hodson Run', 3-5 kms around the school site, culminating in the fiercely fought Hodson Finals in April. During the rest of the year the children practice their mass PT movements, preparing for the Inter-House Sports Competitions and Tattoo for the Founder's Celebration in October.
In addition to these compulsory activities, each child also has the option to pursue a wide range of sporting activities, both as team games and as individual pursuits, within the school time-table.
Interactions with other schools through sporting and cultural activities like home and away sports fixtures are a regular feature which helps the children to bond with one another and develop sportsmanship and leadership qualities.
For providing a fair & motivated sporting environment for learning, recreation and a healthy sporting competition for all the students, Faculty of Sports organizes the sports sessions for all the medically fit students on compulsory basis as a blend of seasonal and annual structure. All sports sessions are organized in supervised conditions of the staff.
Also, special training sessions are conducted for the school teams for participation in inter-school sports competitions. Specialised coaches are employed for preparing sports teams in various games with provision of quality equipment. Organisation of Inter-House and Individual based Sports Competitions at Sanawar is another important aspect. These competitions are organized by the Faculty of Sports in various disciplines as per details given below:
Compulsory Participation: Participation in Hodson Run (Cross Country Run), Annual Athletic Meet and Inter-House P. T. Competition are mandatory for all the medically fit students in various age groups as mentioned below. Inter-House Sports Competitions: Inter-House Sports Competitions are organized for Athletics, Basketball, Cricket, Hockey, Gymnastics, Shooting (in Jr & Sr. Age Groups), Soccer and Swimming. Each house has approx.4 to 5 teams in various age groups for Inter-House Sports Competitions in most of the games and sports. Individual Sports Competitions: Interested students participate in the Individual Championships which are organized for Badminton, Boxing, Squash, Table Tennis and Tennis for U-12, U-14, U-16 and above 16 years (Senior) age groups. Inter-House Age Groups: To provide a wide and fair platform for the sports competitions at house/ individual basis, Inter-House and Individual Sports Competitions are held in the following age groups:
Name of the School Team
L-4 to U-4 (7th to 8th)
U-13 & U-14
L-5 to U-5 (9th to 10th)
Sanawar Colts / Jr.
L-6 to U-6 (11th to 12th)
Above 16 years
Sanawar Opens / Sr. / 1st XI
Sports at Inter-School and above level: School prepares the school teams in various age groups in most of the games and sports for participation at Inter-School, District/State, IPSC Tournaments/ Championships as per the suitability of their schedule. Also, selected players from the school represent the IPSC / State teams in various games and sports at national level. Sanawar’s Inter-School Sports Tournaments/ Competitions: Sanawar hosts the following Inter-School tournaments/ competitions:
Lady Honoria Lawrence Invitational Inter-School Basketball Tournament for Sr. Girls since 2005. 17th edition of the tournament was organized from 6th to 8th May, 2022.
Bhupinder Singh Memorial Invitational Inter-School Soccer Tournament for Sr. Boys since 1998. 23rd edition of the tournament was organized from 1st to 5th September, 2022.
Sanawar started Organising the Inter-School Swimming Competition for Boys & Girls in 2016.
Tour-De-Sanawar Cycling Competition: Sanawar organizes a cycling competition for Inter-School Boys and Girls Teams, Amateur Cyclists (Male & Female) of Open Age Group and for the Professional Cyclists (Male & Female) since 2018.
Specialised coaches are employed for various games with provision for quality equipment.Interactions with other schools through sporting and cultural activities are a regular features which help the childern to bond with one another and develop leadership qualities. Camping and trekking is an integral part of the life of the School. Easy access to the remote Himalayan regions is a real asset for its trekkers and additional activities such as white water rafting and rock climbing are also in this programme.
Achievement by our shooters during Winter Break
A record number of 12 shooters qualified and participated in 58th National Shooting Championship held in the month of December . And they all have been rated as ISSF Shooters. (Namely : Esha Sandhu, Vani Singh, Nimishka Sharma, Shreya Arora, Adil Grewal, Bikramjeet Singh, Harkirat Kinra, Udyan Roy, Anas Ahmad, Kanishk Hooda, Gurman Dhillon, Kartike Mahajan)
Four shooters took part in Kumar Surendra All India shooting Championship. (Namely : Shreya Arora, Anas Ahmad, Kanishk Hooda, Kartike Mahajan)
For the first time two shooters Adil Grewal,Kartike Mahajan represented the State of Himachal Pradesh in National Games held recently in Kerala.
Kartike Mahajan was placed at
90th place in overall ranking of Shooters.
49th place at National Games.
14th place in Youth at All India Championship.
All India GV MAVALANKAR SHOOTING Championship-2014 held at Patiala
Our shooter, PRABHBIR S MANN (L – 6, NBD) took part in the 24th Pre-National, ALL INDIA GV MAVALANKAR SHOOTING CHAMPIONSHIP – 2014 held at Patiala from Oct 12 – 14, 2014. He competed in SKEET SHOOTING, where a competitor uses SHOTGUN to target a clay-bird flying at a speed of 85km/hr. There were 45 participants in the event in his age group. Prabhbir surprised everyone by scoring 40/50 and winning a Gold Medal, a first one from Sanawar in the event at this age and for the state of Himachal as well.
Congratulations to Prabhbir S Mann and best of luck for National and International level competitions in future.