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First Inter School Equestrian Meet 2018

The equestrian team of SelaQui International School, among the best CBSE boarding schools in India, is a paragon when it comes to success in horse-riding, which every school in the Doon valley and the country at large tries to emulate.

Our school riders galloped their way to emerge as champions in the First Inter-School Equestrian Meet 2018 that was held in Shri Ram Centennial School, Dehradun on 13th and 14th of May. Six boys and three girls of SelaQui participated in the competition. Eight schools from in and around Dehradun sent their riders to compete in this prestigious event. It was a memorable competition for the riders as well as the audience. It is safe to say, this competition was a total knockout!

Yashvardhan Singh and Eeshan Gupta won 3 golds and one silver each in Dressage, Hack, and Relay. Balharshpreet Singh, Yuvika Jain, Raina Bhatia, Shreshtha Neogi, Sumaer Singh, Aviral Gupta and Priyansh Bajaj also won gold and silver in their respective events. Overall, the school won eleven Gold Medals, fourteen Silver and four Bronze Medals in various disciplines of dressage, open hacks group ‘A’ individual, open dressage group ‘I’ and ‘II’ individual, relay team, and equestrian classes. SelaQui was declared the overall winner and the champions proudly brought the Best School Trophy home.

The riders were all gaga over their riding coach Mr. Jagminder Singh. “Without him, this achievement wouldn’t have been possible!” said Aviral Gupta. (…and we can’t agree more!)

— Raina Bhatia and Shreshtha Neogi

Fourth SelaQui Invitational T-20 Cricket Tournament

One of the biggest draws of the School year and arguably the most eagerly awaited sporting event in the calendar , SelaQui Invitational T-20 Cricket Tournament took off on 2nd May, 2018. The event now in its fourth iteration highlights the qualities of leadership and camaraderie which are the hallmarks of a SeQuin education at SelaQui International School, one of the best CBSE boarding schools in India. The tournament generated great deal of fanfare and witnessed enthusiastic participation from a host of schools from the Doon valley and beyond.

A total of eight teams took part in the event and were divided into two pools. Over the course of the next few days, the Qui Oval witnessed a plethora of  matches showcasing exquisite stroke-play as well as magnificent bowling by some of the most talented young cricketers around. The home team itself put up a laudable show and scaled new heights when it made its first semi-final appearance since the tournament’s inception. Spirited performances by skipper Rishabh Gupta and Lavesh Tanwar as well as a fine bowling display by Tushar Sharma and Aman Agarwal ensured the team offered a challenging prospect and stake its claim to be among the contenders.

The weather gods also wanted to be at the biggest sporting extravaganza in the valley, and they did so with a bang. Gale force winds lashed the entirety of our campus and stalled proceedings and this resulted in one of the home team’s matches starting at 6 in the morning. The SeQuins were rightly sleep deprived and vented all their anger at the opposition to overcome Indian High School, Dubai with relative ease in a 10-over match.

The highlights of the tournament were undoubtedly the two thunderous centuries by Anmol Sharma of Modern School, Barakhamba, who delivered in the penultimate stage of the tournament, when it was most needed by his team. A consequence of these superlative performances was that Modern School was able to outclass every other participating team.

The semi-final appearance of the home team provided some much needed exposure for our team which will undoubtedly aid them in bringing home many accolades in the days and months to come.

The culmination of the days of blood, sweat and toil put in by everyone involved in organizing the tournament are summarized as follows:

Best Batsman: Anmol Sharma (328 runs )

Best Bowler: Aryan Sharma (12 wickets)

Best Wicketkeeper: Jyoti Pandey

Best Fielder: Mohammad Wasim

Player of the Tournament: Anmol Sharma (double century)

Tournament Winners: Modern School, Barakhamba

— Shaurya Veer Singh

 

 

Career Fair at SelaQui

The Career Fair organized at SelaQui International School in Dehradun, one of the best CBSE boarding school in Indiaon April 20, 2018 saw great fervor among the students. Only a few among the top 10 boarding schools in India, SelaQui takes great initiative and pride in training students of classes 10, 11 and 12 (the SeQuins) and offer them the opportunities available in the different avenues of college education that would make them ready for their future enterprise.

The students interacted in an engaging session with representatives of more than 15 colleges and universities from the USA, among which were the big campuses of Arizona State University and Indiana University. The representatives of these universities gave the SeQuins a brief introduction to their institution following which the students went to the desks of those institutions that interested them and clarified their queries about admission procedures, eligibility criteria and scholarships.

The students were given brochures with complete information and contact details. Interestingly most universities offered 200+ research programs which fortunately, give the students a lot of options to choose from. Such fairs open up the students’ horizon to a plethora of opportunities out there and help us make informed choices. Kudos to our SelaQui!

— Saalik Rather

Third SelaQui Invitational Tennis Tournament

The balmy morning of 21st April saw a bunch of ‘Qui lads warming up alongside scores of other tennis players. Further inquisition (provided you were enterprising enough to do it) would reveal it was all in preparation for our 3rd Invitational Tennis Tournament for boys (and girls!). With participation from 12 schools in total, we looked set for a profoundly enjoyable two days.

Proceedings got underway with the lighting of the ceremonial lamp by the Headmaster and the Bursar. The first round of matches saw our biggest title hope, and defending champion, Kabir Kapur square up against an 8th grader in a (obviously) lopsided contest with the home favorite coasting through without breaking a sweat .

Zealous participation from all competitors ensured the audience had a cracker of a time over the course of the tournament. Spirited performances from the SelaQui contingent enthused everyone as our athletes toiled under the scorching sun to emerge on top. The efforts of our boys were far from prosaic and were exemplary in every way as Kartikeya Puri and Tushar Arya in the doubles category put up a good fight but crashed out against Pathways School and MNSS Rai as did Ansh Agarwal and Kshitij Kaushik after a laudable effort against DPS Khanna. Kabir Kapur and Dhruv Banerjee, showcasing magnificent grit and determination, eventually bowed out after ending up on the wrong side of some edge-of-the-seat thrillers.

After two days of enthralling tennis, the results were as follows:

Boys’ Singles- Mankirat Singh [Rising Star Academy]

Girls’ Singles – Balishta [MNSS Rai]

Runner Up – Jiya Khaturiya

Boys’ Doubles- MNSS Rai

Runner Up – Rising Star Academy

Girls’ Doubles- Pathways School

Runner Up – MNSS Rai

Tournaments such as ours (and the rewards they give) incentivize players and consequently foster tennis talent, and in doing so they provide an invaluable service to the beautiful game that tennis is.

It sure looks like SelaQui has set the tone for an engrossing tennis season ahead.

— Shaurya Veer Singh

Third SelaQui Invitational Golf Tournament

The third edition of the SelaQui Invitational Golf tournament was held on 22nd of April, 2018 at the SelaQui Golf Academy. Twenty nine of the best young golfers from all over the Doon valley arrived at the picturesque SelaQui golf course. The event was inaugurated by the School Sports Captain, Gursher Sandhu at about 8 am. He commented upon the sport’s sophisticated and elegant nature and wittingly borrowed the term from cricket and called it a ‘true gentleman’s game’.

Having declared the tournament open, the officials then took over and explained the rules of the game. They also announced that the game would be played in the Stable Ford format following which the various three balls teed off, kicking start to nine holes of competitive golf. After about two and a half hours of driving, chipping, putting and occasionally calling upon the officials in a tricky situation, the golfers turned in their scorecards and relished the snacks awaiting them at the golf hut.

Manan Mahajan of APS, Dehradun gave a tough competition to Anning Morang but in the end, the latter emerged winner. The morning concluded with the awards being handed out by our Chief Guest, Mr. R. P. Devgan. Amartya Jha of SIS received the award for maximum number of pars, Anning Morang received the award for the maximum number of eagles and was also declared the champion of the tournament. Close at his heels was young Harsh Pegwal as the runners up. It was a perfect conclusion to a memorable Sunday morning of golfing.

 

— Aahan Roy

SelaQui International School, Dehradun Organizes First All India Tennis Association Championship 2014

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SelaQui International School, Dehradun organized First All India Tennis Association Championship Series 2014 at its campus. The tournament was conducted by Indian Tennis Federation referee Joy Mukherjee of West Bengal.

Top seed Ishan Anirud Sethi of Uttarakhand won the laurels by winning the U-14 Boys Singles title after defeating Drona Walia by 7-6(3), 6-1.

In the girls category, Kaavya Sawhney of Uttar Pradesh emerged victorious after defeating Yana Dhamija of Haryana by 6-1, 6-2.

Mr. Rashid Sharfuddin, Headmaster, SelaQui International School, Dehradun gave away prizes to the winners.