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Physical Education


       Holy Cross College proves its credit in the academic and athletic spheres from the day of its inception to this date. Started with the dictum that “A sound body harbors a sound mind” Holy Cross College from the day of its inception developed physical education as a part of the curricular activities. Since 1936 physical education has found a sound place and made fast development in the college in various fields.

In 1950 high level sports and games were adapted in the college and in 1951 Holy Cross College began to participate in inter- collegiate tournaments. Madras university tournaments and sports have been held in our College quite often since 1960. In 1978-79 the playground at Holy Cross College were re-laid and well set having been devasted by the floods of November 1977.

In 1979-80, class-wise and inter- departmental tournament and sports were introduced on a regular annual feature instead of inter- house basis. The Holy Cross sports club was started in June 1980 and the club won many laurels and awards. The basketball court in our college premises was constructed in the year 1979-80.

In the year 1981-82 our college had the unique opportunity of hosting the Madras University Inter – Division basketball tournaments and Thanjavur division Inter – Collegiate tournaments and sports. The year 1982-83 witnesses the starting of Bharathidasan university sports and tournaments.

To commemorate 75 years of service in the course of education, a newly measured basketball court, the first of its kind in Tamil Nadu was constructed in our college campus. Our college has was the team championship many times in the district level and inter - collegiate competitions by maximum participation. Many of our students have represented district, division, university, Tamil Nadu and India for various games and sports.

DIRECTOR OF PHYSICAL EDUCATION

1936- 1979 : Sr. Christaline
1979 – 1996 : Mrs. Seetha
1996 – 2014 : Dr. (Ms.) Lilly John
From 2005 : Dr. Vasantha Kokilam. N
From 2014 : Mrs. Diravia Gladina. I

SPECIAL MENTION OF OUR SPORTS STARS AT THE INTERNATIONAL LEVEL

2019-2020 : Ms. Bagyalakshmi of III- B.Com Represented in International invitational fencing championship at Thailand.

2019 - 2020 : Ms. Gomathi Marimuthu, 800 meters gold at the 23rd Asian Athletics Championship (AAC) in Doha, Qatar and the proud alumna of our Holy Cross College.

2002-2003 : The star champion Ms. M. Yoga Priya of our college smashed the previous record at national level power lifting competition and was selected to represent the Inter- National competition at London.

1999-2000 : The events weight and power lifting were introduced in our university, our college power lifter Ms. M. Shanmuga Priya set a record at national level and got selected to represent in the inter – national competition at Russia.

1998-1999 : one of our athletes Ms. Krishna Priya was placed on the University / National record for Triple Jump, she begged the Gold Medal in the All India Inter – University competition, and received cash award from our Ex Honorable Chief Minister Ms. J. Jeyalalitha for her outstanding performance in Triple Jump. She was also selected to represent our country in the Inter- National Competition held at Iran.

1997-1998 : Two of our Netball Player had been selected to represent Inter – National Netball Triangular Tournament at Malaysia, Singapore and Sri Lanka.