A State-level invitational tournament in football, basketball and volleyball was conducted by Crescent School, Vandalur, on October 18, 19 and 20. The Seethakathi tournament is named after the philanthropist Seethakathi of Ramanathapuram district. This year 22 schools participated.
Arif Ahmed Farhath, manager of the hockey team, Indian Overseas Bank inaugurated the tournament at the school grounds. The three-day-tournament saw all teams displaying their sporting skills.
After a battle in all three games, Rani Seethai Achi Higher Secondary School, Cuddalore and L K Higher Secondary School, Thoothukudi bagged the first and second place in football while Don Bosco Higher Secondary School, Chennai and St Peter’s Higher Secondary School, Chennai bagged the prizes in volleyball. Santhome Higher Secondary School, Chennai won the basketball tournament and St Peter’s Higher Secondary School, Chennai were the runners up.
Trophies and individual prizes were distributed by Raman Vijayan, former Indian football player. Team coaches and managers were also given special cash awards. V N A Jalal, general manager, Seethakathi tournament and S Dawood Shah, director, Crescent School were present.