The oldest community school in Bahrain has wrapped up a massive renovation of the school’s football ground in Isa Town campus. The renovated football field was dedicated to the Indian School at a ceremony in the campus yesterday. The total cost of the project is estimated to be around BD 26,000.

The work was fully taken over by Santy Excavations and Construction Company based in Bahrain who did it as a sponsorship to the school.

For years the football field has been a dustbowl which hindered sports and other activities. All the work to make the surface a play worthy area in the past yielded limited success.

With the help and support of the parents and community members, the school has now accomplished the renovation of the football ground. In a simple thanksgiving function held in the Isa Town campus, sponsor R Ramesh handed over the sponsorship document to the school. ISB Hon Chairman Prince S Natarajan received the documents from R Ramesh.

The well-constructed football field is now connected with the main drainage system which prevents flooding on the ground during the rainy season. R Ramesh is a parent of the school who voluntarily came forward and agreed to renovate the football ground as part of his Corporate Social Responsibility.

Football coach R Chinnasamy and Physical Education HOD Saikat Sarkar coordinated the work during the summer holidays.

Expressing gratitude ISB Chairman Prince S Natarajan said “the new facility will bring better results for the school in the sports arena. We are excited to move forward with other renovation works of the school auditorium and the walkway thanks to other contributors. The football field renovation will have a positive impact both for our school students and the community”.

“The upgrades will also allow for expanded use of the football field by the school’s physical education department, school band and other sports teams” he further added.

The asphalted football ground will make the school environment dust-free which in turn will enable smooth conduct of sports activities. The ground has now more space for transport operations and prevents waterlogging.

EC Member Finance Adv Binu Mannil Varughese in his address thanked R Ramesh for undertaking such a huge project as a donation. Community leader Mohammed Hussain Malim lauded the efforts of everyone associated with the project. Principal V R Palaniswamy appreciated the efforts of the parent community who came forward to support the school. EC Member Sports Rajesh M N thanked everyone for their support for this noble venture and added that this will go a long way to develop sports infrastructure in the school.

The Indian School Bahrain (ISB) is into the 70th year of its meaningful existence. Major infrastructure, academic and cultural projects are planned to celebrate the 70th year. The first major project to mark this occasion has been the renovation and face-lift of the school football ground in the Isa Town campus.