Friday, Dec 1 is a historic day in the history of JBM sports when more than 40 teams from the length & breadth of our country, had gathered in the sports complex of the school, to participate in CBSE Basketball National Championship 2017. More than 600 basketball players, representing different states of India like U.P, Assam, Punjab, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Kerela, Tamil Nadu etc. dressed up in bright coloured sports attires, in bright moods, aspiring bright future ahead, applauded the scintillating performance of the students of JBM, on the opening ceremony of the Basketball Championship. Secretary CBSE Mr.Anurag Tripathi, Deputy Director sports, CBSE Dr. Manjit Singh, management member of JBM, CBSE observer & officials & proud parents were among the august gathering, witnessing the opening ceremony on a cool sunny morning. The program commenced with the traditional ceremonial lamp lighting ceremony, followed by Ganesh Vandana an invocation. Unfurling of the national flag by the chief guest Mr.Anurag Tripathi followed by March pass of the participating teams who solemnly pledged to play in the true spirit of game was extremely thrilling experience. “You are blessed as you can avail the opportunities provided in sports on such a grand level, please accept my heartiest congratulations & best wishes for the matches to be played,” commented the chief guest while addressing the basketball players. The Principal of JBM Dr. Upma Arora proposed vote of thanks. The program culminated with the declaration of the meet open followed by the national anthem.