19th December’ 2017 pronounced immense joy for APS Barrackpore as the fiesta of 18 Annual Sport Carnival added to the fervor of the misty morning. With the theme of the fiesta being “Peace & Integrity”, the mélange of events proceeded to exude serenity, sportsmanship and sense of belongingness. The formal welcome of the Chairman of APS Barrackpore & Chief Guest on the occasion was followed by the mellifluous appeal of the Welcome Song. As the National Flag & the AWES flag fluttered in the zephyr and the pigeons – the symbol of peace, set free by the Chairman scaled the blue sky, aspirations soared high. The cadence of the Ceremonial past in a run-up to the lighting of the torch brought alive the spirit of dance portraying national integrity, the spiritual exuberance of Yoga, the display of various drills comprising pom-pom, Lezim, Aerobic exercises, the magnificence of human pyramid, Martial Arts and Tableau of varied sports, the stylish fashion show with countries exemplifying the theme of ‘unity in diversity’ in tandem with athletic feats in which aspirants from Classes I  to XII partook emerged as a well-coordinated journey. The events arranged for the staff – brisk walking for the lady teachers, 75 metre race for the male teachers and the supporting staff spoke about the high energy level of the stakeholders. The prize distribution ceremonies conducted in phases recognized the achievements of the young aspirants and the mentors in varied arenas. In his address, the Chairman conveyed his deep appreciation for the quantum leap of the institution. The Vote of thanks rendered by the Principal, Mrs Moitreyee Mukherjee highlighted the contribution of each stakeholder. The jollity of the 18th Annual Sports Carnival was an apt prologue to the festive days--- the merriment of Christmas and the commencement of new year.