REPORT ON MOTIVATIONAL TOUR TO NDA AND AFMC, PUNE
It was a dream come true for the 38 cadets of class XI for getting an opportunity to witness one of the most spectacular and immaculate march of the newly incepted officers at National Defence Academy, Pune. The cadets felt proud for witnessing the young officers’ march of the 104th course, which was coupled with valour and dignity. Rear Admiral SK Gehrwal, Deputy Commandant, NDA was the Reviewing Officer of the parade. The amalgam of impressive commentary and testimonial march past by the young officers at the Khetrapal Parade Ground, was a rich tribute to the Param Veer Chakra awardee. The magnificent Administrative building, the Sudan Block, attracted all the viewers especially cadets of Sainik School Kodagu.
On 28 May 2018 the cadets and four escort teachers visited the Armed Forces Medical College, Pune. The institute is one among the premier defence institutes of our country devoted for research and training in medical sciences. The cadets felt proud to meet Dr. Varad Patil, an alumnus of Sainik School Kodagu, who interacted with the cadets and explained the cadets to take up a career in medical branch of Indian army. He also elaborated on eligibility and admission criteria of the institute and encouraged them to join the prestigious institute. The AFMC administration was very kind to provide us with sumptuous food and comfortable stay in Pune. The cadets were motivated to take up medical as a career option and serve the nation.
The next day, 29 May 2019, 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 of the main administrative building. Later the cadets were taken around the NDA campus by two alumni of our school- Cdt Punith Banakar and Cdt SLN Yuvan Shankar. The 38 cadets interacted with the alumni and keen on noting down tips on how to crack UPSC written and SSB interview. It was a wonderful experience for the cadets and escort teachers to see one of the world’s largest military training institutes. The cadets also enjoyed local sightseeing which included the famous Shaniwarwada.
The motivational to NDA, Pune, the cradle of Indian Military Leadership, 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 B A Rajgolkar, Tour In Charge.
Read more about Cdt Naveen Kumar Badanur's feedback about the NDA and the tour.