Old boys’ meet

Alumni visit alma mater, relive bygone era

Students of 1971-79 batch of Sainik School gift a tractor

Alumni visit alma mater, relive bygone era

Uttarakhand Governor Lt Gen Gurmit Singh (retd), an alumnus of Sainik School, was the guest of honour.

Tribune News Service

Jalandhar, December 5

A bygone era was relived as alumni of Sainik School, Kapurthala, returned to their alma mater to take part in the old students’ meet here on Sunday. Lt Gen Gurmit Singh (retd), PVSM, UYSM, AVSM, VSM, who is at present the Governor of Uttarakhand, also visited his alma mater Sainik School. He was received by Col Prashant Saxena, Principal, Sainik School, Kapurthala.

The Governor said he was proud to be part of the school where each cadet was nurtured, cared for and his persona sculpted to make him a confident person, ready to explore diverse opportunities offered by the world. He further said Sainik School had been instrumental in producing innumerable intellectuals and warriors who reached the zenith of their career across diverse professions. Besides, the school’s contribution to the defence forces was huge, he said.

He said it had played an important role in shaping the character of youth by instilling in them the value of patriotism. He congratulated and applauded the school authorities and staff for achieving excellent results in the CBSE examinations and NDA intake during the last few years.

He expressed satisfaction over the perceptible improvement in the NDA results and overall development of the school. He congratulated Col Prashant Saxena for bringing in change and leading from the front. The 1971-79 batch of the school paid their gratitude to the alma mater by presenting a tractor. The old boys interacted with young students and gave them tips on their bright future.

According to the tradition, Col Prashant Saxena and other staff members extended a warm welcome to Old Saikapians, who remembered war heroes and paid homage by offering floral tributes at the Smriti Sthal. The Young Saikapians welcomed their elders in front of the place. The School Band presented brilliantly synchronised band display. Also present on the occasion were Wg Cdr Deepika Rawat, Vice-Principal, and Maj JBS Beg, Administrative Officer.

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