Sainik School Balachadi, Jamnagar celebrated its 59th Annual Day through online mode. Veteran Air Marshal SC Mukul PVSM, AVSM, VM, VSM, an alumnus of Sainik School Balachadi was the Chief Guest on this occasion.
The event commenced with the lighting of the lamp followed by the Saraswati Prayer. Group Captain Ravinder Singh, Principal, Sainik School Balachadi presented the School’s Annual Report highlighting the prominent achievements and the mission of the school to provide quality education for entry in the armed forces as officers.
Principal also stated that the school administration is constantly striving hard to improve the standards by introducing innovations in the existing system like providing better infrastructure, adopting new teaching methodologies and updating the existing facilities. The presentation of annual report was followed by a mesmerising variety programme, “Bandwidth” which included Saraswati Vandana, Patriotic music medley, dance and skit all performed by cadets in remote & online mode.
The Principal gave away the prizes, trophies and certificates to the cadets who excelled in various Academic, Sports and Co-curricular activities for the year 2019-20. The most coveted ‘Cock House Trophy’ for the all round performer house was bagged by ‘Angre House’. ‘Captain Nilesh Soni Trophy’ for the ‘Best NDA Cadet’ was awarded to Cadet Vivek Kumar of Sardar Patel House. Cadet Meet Boda and Cadet Sudhanshu Kumar of Sardar Patel House were adjudged as the ‘Best All Round Cadet’ while Cadet Yogesh Kumar of Tagore House was adjudged as the ‘Best Athlete / Sportsman’ of the year.
The Chief Guest interacted with the cadets and answered their questions. He appreciated the efforts put in by the cadets and staff for the grand show and also congratulated all those who won the prizes. He also emphasized the need to imbibe qualities required to develop holistic personality in cadets and motivated them to be sincere, truthful, disciplined and dedicated to join Armed Forces.
The Chief Guest also shared his student’s life experience spent in Jamnagar and Balachadi and recalled the time when Jam Saheb inaugurated the newly constructed mess and also when a Pakistani aircraft crashed nearby Rajkot Highway.
On the occasion, the online Annual Art and Science exhibition was also displayed. The parents and cadets also witnessed the Annual Day events and exhibition through live streaming on YouTube. The programme culminated with the vote of thanks proposed by Lieutenant Commander Manu Arora, Vice Principal of the school.