The Annual Sports and P.T. display was held at St. Francis' College on 25th November, 2016. The Chief Guest on the occasion was Prof. Abhishek Mishra, Minister for U.P. Vocational Education and Skill Development Mission Govt. of Uttar Pradesh. The Guest of Honour was Rev. Fr. Ronald D’Souza, Vicar – General of the Catholic Diocese of Lucknow. The Program consisted of Sports and P.T. Display. The Guest of Honour was welcomed with a floral tribute, thereafter the ceremony of lighting of the torch was held. The Guest of Honour formally declared the event open. The College Captain, House Captains and Vice Captains took the oath. Various relays were conducted. This was followed by a variety of drills of each class. Class 3-4 put up Dancercise, a combination of dance and exercise. Class 5-6 performed a drill named Just Beat it, they displayed their drill with silver rods, a very well synchronized drill. The students of class 9-11 performed the Dumbbell Drill, based on the theme of fitness and a healthy regime. Class1-2 performed their drill titled Flaming Flashes. This was followed by the NCC Drill which was the Silent Drill. A team of 29 students comprised the Gymnastics team, they displayed various acts like dive roll, vault spring, triple ring, ring of fire and pyramid. The students of Nursery and K.G. class did the Goan Dance. The last performance was by the students of Class7-8, their drill was titled Peace, Unity and Tranquillity. This was followed by the March Past which was a splendid display by the Student Council, the four houses and the NCC.
The prize distribution ceremony consisted of winners of various sporting events. The important Shields and Trophies are as follows-
Best Athlete A- Division-Shaariq Ashar-12 C—St. Patrick’s House
B- Division Abraham Mehdi -9-d St. Georges House
C- Division- Tejas Pathak-9D- St. George’s House
Harrison Memorial Athletics Shield- St. George’s House
Tug –O War – St. Andrew’s House
Father Alfred Cup for the Sportsman of Year2016-17- Avijit Raj Singh- 12-D- St. Andrew’s House
Cock House of the year- St. George’s House
Speaking on the occasion the Guest of Honour Rev. Fr. Ronald D’Souza said that he was glad to see the performance of the students. He appreciated the hard work of the staff and students. He made an earnest appeal to the parents to be more responsible with their children and spend time with them He said that today’s display was a perfect coordination of body, mind, heart and soul.
The Principal proposed the vote of thanks. He thanked the Chief Guest for graciously hnouring the occasion. He thanked the parents, teachers and students for making the event a great success.