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Successful Conclusion of 2nd DPSG Cup 2024: A Triumph of Sporting Excellence across Four Districts

New Delhi (India), May 17: The grand finale of the highly anticipated ‘DPSG Cup’ marks the culmination of a remarkable journey of athletic prowess and spirited competition across Ghaziabad, Dehradun, Gurugram, and Faridabad. Organized by DPSG Society, the second edition of the DPSG Cup has left an indelible mark on the landscape of school sports, showcasing the talent and determination of over 4500 student athletes from 150+ esteemed schools.

Shri Narendra Kashyap, Minister of State (Independent Charge), Govt of UP, honored the event as the chief guest in the opening ceremony, setting the tone for an eventful and inspiring sporting extravaganza. Meanwhile, the closing ceremony was graced by esteemed personalities, with Ms. Seema Trikha, Education Minister, Haryana, serving as the Chief Guest for the Closing Ceremony of the Cricket Tournament, adding prestige to the culmination of the event.

Ms. Seema Trikha remarked, “DPSG Cup organized by the school was not merely about winning medals or breaking records; it was about fostering a sense of belonging, promoting healthy competition, and strengthening bonds within the school community.”

The success of the DPSG Cup was made possible by the unwavering support of principal sponsors including Reebok, Puma, McVities, Dabur, and Niva Bupa, among others, whose commitment to fostering a culture of sports and fitness among the youth played a pivotal role in the event’s triumph.

Reflecting on the significance of the DPSG Cup, Mr. Anshul Pathak, Vice Chairman & Treasurer of DPSG Society, emphasized its transformative impact, stating, “It’s more than just a sporting event; it’s a transformative journey that shapes our students into well-rounded individuals, aligning with our commitment to holistic education with a focus on the ‘foundational domains’ of sports, arts, ICT, clubs & societies.”

DPSG Faridabad made history by hosting the inaugural DPSG Cup, featuring a thrilling display of talent. Ruhan Taneja, Aruj Sahai, and Pranit Rastogi from Shiv Nadar School dominated Chess in the U7 (Mixed) category, while Shoaib Khan of St. Columbus triumphed in U9 (Mixed). Table Tennis witnessed intense competition, with Anmol Sharma and Sristhi from Shiv Shishu Sneh Public School excelling in U-16 categories. 

In Ghaziabad district, the DPSG Cup unfolded across three campuses, featuring nine different sports disciplines. The campuses included DPSG Meerut Road, DPSG Vasundhara, and DPSG International. DPSG Meerut Road clinched the Cricket championship by defeating Presidium Indirapuram by 32 runs. Dev Chaudhary of DPSG Meerut Road and Smastika from Niscort Father Agnel School showcased exceptional talent in the Boys’ and Girls’ U-8 100m events. Rishaan Srivastav from Niscort Father Agnel and Amyra Sindhu from DPSG International excelled in the U-10 100m. DPSG Meerut Road’s Ishaan Tyagi clinched the Boys’ U-8 200m event. The success of DPSG Cup Athletics underscores participants’ dedication. 

At DPSG Gurgaon campuses in Palam Vihar & Sushant Lok, spectators witnessed an exhilarating showdown between Sehwag International School and DPSG Palam Vihar in cricket, with Sehwag International emerging victorious. In football, Vedas International secured a thrilling victory over DPSG Palam Vihar in a penalty shootout. DPSG Sushant Lok hosted riveting Badminton and Table Tennis matches, showcasing talent from across Delhi NCR. Vasant Valley School secured the Table Tennis trophies, while K.R. Mangalam School triumphed in Badminton for girls, and Ambience School emerged victorious for boys. 

In DPSG Dehradun, the second edition of DPSG Cup featured fierce competition across Football, Basketball, Karate, and Cricket, with participation from more than 1100 participants. Notable victories include KV IMA and St. Judes in Football, Doon International School in Basketball, The Asian School in Cricket, and Shivalik Academy in Karate. DPSG Dehradun excelled in Boys’ Basketball, highlighting their commitment to athletic excellence.

As the curtain falls on the DPSG Cup 2024, memories of athletic excellence, camaraderie, and the indomitable spirit of youth linger on, setting the stage for even greater achievements in the future. The success of this edition reaffirms the DPSG Cup as a premier platform for nurturing sporting talent and promoting a culture of sportsmanship across the region.

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