Date : 21-02-2021

FOUNDERS’ DAY 2021              

Wg Cdr Muhammad Shahid Hafeez (Director Physical Education)

            The Annual Founders' Day was held at the College on 20 February, 2021. Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Mujahid Anwar Khan, NI (M), an illustrious alumnus, graced the occasion as the Chief Guest. The PAF Band played National Anthem at the arrival of the Chief Guest at the College Parade Square, the venue of the Founders' Day function. Proceedings of the day took off with Guard of Honour by the outgoing 49th Entry. Their confident bearing, and response in unison to the command of Talha Tanveer (3606-I), College Head Boy, reflected the quality of training gained during a period of their five year stay at the College.  Abdullah Khan (3616-Ad) and Mansoor Ali Usaid (3628-M) led the first and second flight respectively. Uzair Ali Akhtar (3628-A) and Arsalan Malik (3607-R) were the flag bearers. They held the College flag and the six coloured flag representing all Houses respectively. The guard orderlies were Faizan Hassan (3645-R) and Hasham Saleem (3674-Ad). After the Guard of Honour had marched past Hammad Farooq (3843-I) recited verses from the Holy Quran.

Subsequently, the Gymnastics Squad led by Umair Mubasher (3618-M) performed back flips, front somersaults, two chain cartwheel, fish diving, horse crossing and jumping through the fire lit rings. The most daring of all was Team Captain Umair Mubasher 's jump through four fire lit rings. The agile gymnasts concluded their display by making a minaret and raising the national slogan ‘Pakistan Zindabad’. Next, the Martial Arts Squad led by Arsalan Malik (3607-R) displayed their skills in Ninjutsu. The squad members performed assembly exercises and kata. They also showed their expertise in handling single and double nun-chuks and stick-kata. The most thrilling part of their display was breaking ignited tiles with karate chops, and smashing clay plates with flying and wheel kicks. Then, the pre-cadets of 51st, 52nd and 53rd entries led by Saad Afzal (3837-Ad) presented a colourful PT show. They impressed their parents and the guests with their well-coordinated and synchronized movements as they fluidly moved their arms and feet from one formation to another. The formations included making the letters of word WELCOME, four-petal flower and windmill. Next to them, Talha Tanveer (3606-1) and his team flew their aero-models up in the sky performing dog fight, loops and aileron rolls. After them, the College Choir sang a national song ‘Pakistan Zindabad’.

Thereafter, AVM (R) Imran Khalid, Principal, presented the Annual Report of the College covering academic, sports and co- curricular achievements of the preceding year. Finally, it was turn of the most awaited prize distribution ceremony; the time for the high achievers in different domains of training to cherish the reward of their yearlong perseverance and hard work. This year only 04 certificates of merit and 09 major trophies were awarded at the main venue. Rest of the certificates and colours were awarded in a separate ceremony held at the Rehman Auditorium. The certificates were awarded to Muhammad Faizan (3533-R), Syed Muhammad Bukhari (3687-M), and Muhammad Muneeb (3929-M) for their excellence in academics, and to Danyal Shahzad (3653-M) for his outstanding performance in Hobbies Club. As regards the major trophies, Chigwell Shield and Minhas trophy went to Munir House whereas Athletics Trophy was shared by Munir and Yunus Houses. Yunus House also won the GST Cup. Board Exams Trophy was won by Alam House whereas Home Exams and CAS Academics trophies were won by Munir House. The most coveted Quaid-i-Azam shield was also lifted by Munir House. It is worth mentioning that worthy Munirites have won this shield for the fourth consecutive time which is a feat unprecedented in the history of the College.  The honourable Chief Guest, Air Chief Marshal Mujahid Anwar Khan awarded the certificates and trophies to the proud winners. Talha Tanveer , the College Head Boy was also awarded the Best Graduating Student trophy on that occasion. Later in his address, the Chief Guest congratulated the prize winners and generously appreciated the performance of Pre-Cadets who were part of the Guard of Honour, Gymnastics, Martial Arts and PT displays.