It was a dream come true for the 89 cadets of class IX for receiving an opportunity to witness one of the most spectacular and immaculate march of the newly incepted officers at Officer’s Training Academy, Chennai. The cadets felt proud for witnessing the young officers’ march which was coupled with valour and dignity. The amalgam of impressive commentary and testimonial march past by the young officers paid a rich tribute to Late Major Parameshwaran, who was honoured with Param Veer Chakra award for his supreme sacrifice. The magnificent Administrative building with a tricolour on a 100 feet mast attracted all the viewers especially cadets of Sainik School Kodagu.
On 05 Sep 2018 the cadets and four escort teachers visited Centre for Science and Industrial Research’s Central Leather Research Institute at Chennai. The institute is one among the premier institutes of our country devoted for research and training. The cadets were surprised to learn various methods being followed by the institute to make finest leather out of raw material. After visiting Central Leather Research Institute, the cadets visited the Periyar Science and Technology Centre and Birla Planetarium. The centre consists of rich exhibits in science, space science, industry and technology. Models of vehicles, steam engine, aeroplane and audio visual buzzer round game excited the cadets. After visiting the science centre the cadets were taken to the Chennai Snake Park adjacent to Guindy National Park and understood various venomous and non- venomous snakes.
On 06 Sep 2018, the cadets witnessed the heart throbbing and one of the most spectacular parade by the young officers who completed their course and ready to serve the nation. The cadets were astonished to see various war tanks, missiles and ammunitions displayed in front the library. Later the cadets were taken to visit the world famous museums and galleries of Government Museums, Chennai. It was a wonderful experience for the cadets and escort teachers to see one of the world’s largest collections of bronze statues at Bronze Gallery. Museum 2 had a rich collection of exhibits in arms, folk religions, ethnology, anthropology, musical instruments, folk arts, archaeology, sculptures, reptiles, birds, mammals. Geology, botany and textile blocks.
The motivational to OTA, Chennai was a step towards reaching the prime intention to encourage the cadets to develop an aim in their mind to join Indian armed forces.
Report By: Mr BLV Prasad Raju, Tour In Charge