Silambam is a traditional sport of modern-Tamil Nadu. Famous Tamilian kings like Puli Thevar and Dheeran Chinnamalai had armies of Silambam soldiers. Silambam made its first historical appearance in front of the world in front of the committee of the United Nations Assembly. The sport helps the students to resonate to Tamil traditions and culture. It signifies the importance and the popularity of the sport on the world platform. Despite being known for being a sport which concentrates on fighting skills, the sport enhances the flexibility, agility, kinesthetic awareness, balance, stamina and hand-eye coordination of the player. The MJC School introduced Silambam to its students in the year 2019-2020. The students from class IV-XII are trained by Ms Sandhiya, an exceptional practitioner who has won several accolades
MJC School has excelled at several avenues and sports is one of them. We give equal importance, if not more, to extra-curricular activities. There is a famous saying that, ‘All work and no play, makes Jack a dull boy’. The school motivates the students to participate in sports activities. Besides that, the school has also included those activities in their day-to-day routine, in order to help them try the sport before making any judgement.
Since the time of our inception, our students have made the school proud in the domain of sports. The school students have participated in multiple sports till the state level. The school encourages them in every possible way, which would, in turn, help them to be the best version of themselves. The school has the following sports activities for its students:
Karate is a sport which can be used to build self-confidence and to strengthen oneself mentally and physically. In a world where women’s safety has been under constant jeopardy, Karate is a tool which can be used to defend oneself and to be independent.
Karate as a sport was introduced to the students in the year 2017-18, and Mr. Karthi and Mr. Shnamugam train the students with great care and precision. They ensure that the students are safe and they do not get injured while learning the sport. Karate is taught from Class I-IX. The school has also sent the students to various inter-school competitions where the students have procured medals and have showcased their prowess. Dakshatha Ramkumar of Grade XI won the third prize, and Darsha Ramkumar of Grade XI won the second prize in the Individual Kata organised by the Asiatic Karate Championship in 2018-2019. In 2019-20, Darsha Ramkumar achieved the second place in the 17th All India Open Karate Championship in the Kumite Category.
A game which is loved internationally and has a larger than life fan following is played earnestly at the MJC School. The students’ dedication and sincerity towards the sports are unmatched, and that has, in turn, brought a bag of medals and trophies for the school. The game which has an overall effect on the students has helped them in their academics greatly. The game gives the students stamina, enhances their multi-tasking skill, and it allows them to think on their foot, and those are only a few of the benefits from the game. There are three teams in the school which are divided according to the age group. The three teams – ‘Juniors – Under 14‘, ‘Seniors – Under 17‘ and ‘Super Seniors – Under 19‘
All the three teams have won trophies and medals which have adorned the trophy cabinet of the school and their careers. In the tournament organised the Department of School Education, Tamil Nadu (Bharathiar University and Republic Day Sports) in 2017-2018, the Senior Team were the Zonal Winners, and the Super Senior Team won the District level and went to the State Level in Tirunelvelli.
In the tournament organised the Department of School Education, Tamil Nadu (Bharathiar University and Republic Day Sports) in 2018-2019, the Junior Team won the Zonal Level, the Senior Team won the District level and went to the State Level in Chennai, and the Super Senior Team were the District Winners.
In the tournament organised the Department of School Education, Tamil Nadu (Bharathiar University and Republic Day Sports) in 2019-20, the Junior Team was the winner in the Zonal level, the Senior Team won the District Level and went to the State Level in Madurai, and the Super Senior Team were the District Level.
The Everest Company conducted a football tournament which gave a huge opportunity to the football teams of Coimbatore in 2019-20. In Under 17 category, Kumari Lama and Deepanjali won the best player award. In the Under 19 category, Jhuni Bhuyan won the Best Goalkeeper Trophy. The player of the tournament trophy was bagged by Alisha Oraon.
Athletics is a group of sports which inculcates sportsmanship, resilience, patience and hard work. The MJC School encourages its students to participate in all types of athletic sport because it helps the students to excel in their area of interest, and it also gives them a healthy hobby. The school provides training in the field of Sprinting, High Jump, Long Jump, Javelin Throw, Discus Throw and Short Put. The students have bagged several prizes in this arena over the years. In the Zonal level-organised by the Department of School Education in 2017-18, the students had an exemplary track record.
In the Under 14 category, Alamika Mondal won the second prize in High Jump, Sukalyani Mondol won the third prize in Discus Throw and High Jump. In the Under 17 category, Gracy Kindo won the first prize in 1500m race, Celesti Lamneiching won the second prize in Javelin Throw, Gracy Kindo won the second prize in the 400m race and Alisha Oraon won the second prize in High Jump and third prize in 400m race.
In the Under 19 category, Smruti Priya Digal won the second prize in the 100m race and third prize in the triple jump and long jump; Surabhi Digal won the third prize in Javelin throw, and Esther Rani won the third prize in 200m race. The students also won the 4×100 relay race in the Under 17 category.
In the Zonal level-organized by the Department of School Education in 2018-19, the students of the MJC School performed tremendously and got several medals to their name. In the Under 19 category, Arti Sotra performed remarkably, and she won the First Prize in 5000m race the First Prize in 300m race, the Third prize in Javelin Throw and the Third Prize in 3000m race.
Several prizes were bagged by other students. In the Under 17 category, Paukhongai Kethy won the Third Prize in High Jump, Alisha Oraon won the Third Prize in Javelin Throw, Asima Pradhan bagged the Second Prize in 1000m race, and Gracy Kindo won the Second Prize in the 200m race. In the Under 14 category, Kumari Lama won the Second Prize in High Jump, and Priya Biswakarma won the Third Prize in the 80m Hurdles.
All these achievements have proven the mettle and grit of the students, and the school ensures to encourage and empower them in every step they take.