Sainik School Kodagu celebrated the 72nd Republic Day with festive fervor at General Thimmaiah Parade Ground. Dr Boverianda C Uthaiah, an exemplary lexicographer and former Director of Instruction at Forestry College, Ponnampet was the chief guest of the function and Col AK Sharma, Commanding Officer of NCC Group Head Quarters, Mangalore was the guest of honour.
The guest of honour and officers of the school laid the wreath and paid homage to war heroes at the War Memorial. After unfurling the tricolor, the chief guest in his address appreciated the efforts put in by the school to facilitate as many cadets as possible to join Indian armed forces. He also appreciated the efforts of all stakeholders for inculcating native culture of Kodava and imbibing its essence in all school activities. He accorded a special appreciation to the cadets who aspire to join defence forces and wish that more number of cadets joining Indian armed forces. He was very happy to know that Sainik School Kodagu is one among very few schools to accommodate girl children.
The guest of honour Col AK Sharma, Commanding Officer of NCC Group Head Quarters, Mangalore expressed his happiness on celebration of Republic day under the silver line of hope to get rid out of the COVID-19 pandemic. He further added that India is progressing in leaps and bounds, shedding the trauma and energizing with vaccines for not only our country but also for the world countries. The guest of honour also appreciated the school for developing state of art infrastructure and imparting training using various online platforms.
The Chief Guest presented the LBA Chairman’s Commendation Certificate to Mr Ashokan, TGT (English), Mr S Ramachandra, LDC and Mr Naveen Kumar Sahoo, General employee for their yeomen service rendered to the school. On the occasion a cultural extravaganza was presented followed by a high tea. The skit performed by the cadets on empowering girl children impressed all.
Col G Kannan, Principal, Lt Col Seema Tripathi, Vice Principal, Sqn Ldr RK Dey, Administrative Officer, members of media, academic and administrative staff were present on the occasion. All precautionary measures were followed including wearing mask and social distancing.