True to the wise saying that goes- All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy, Lilongwe Technical College (LLTC) has introduced a Sports Day, an annual sporting event that will see students and staff from the college downing their educational materials as well as working suits to showcase their sports’ skills.
The pioneer Sports Day was held over the past weekend, when students and staff competed in various sporting activities that included football, netball, volleyball, sack race, tug-of-war, Re-lay race, 100-metre race, hat race, chess, draught and Bawo.
The event was held under the theme: Living Healthy Through Sports but according to deputy college principal Suzgika Mvalo, the theme will keep changing every year.
“As management, we have resolved that from now on, we will be having the Sports Day. The event will offer some form of recreation to staff members and our students, who are always clung to books and educational manuals,” said Mvalo in an interview with Nyasa Times.
The LLTC deputy principal disclosed that the college had invested K800,000 in the inaugural event, which went towards prizes, food and drinks, administration and other costs.
He said from next year, the college would look for sponsors to make the prizes more attractive:
“We are intending to touch-base with sponsors and individuals of goodwill to make this a big event. We are going to create a conducive environment whereby the companies will also benefit by advertising their products through the event.”
The inaugural event was won by Community Development, Plumbing and Administration Studies, who scooped 1,500 points after excelling in football, netball, draught and 100-metre race. They received K50,000 and a trophy.
On second position was Motor Vehicle Mechanics (MVM), who had 1,100 points. MVM received K30,000. HRM, Welding & fabrication, Shipping & Purchasing got K20,000 after finishing third with 950 points.