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Sainik School Balachadi, Jamnagar celebrates Diamond Jubilee

Sainik School Balachadi, Jamnagar celebrated its Diamond Jubilee on 08 July 2021. Shri Bhupendrasinh Chudasama, Minister of Education, Gujarat State was the Chief Guest on this occasion while Smt Poonamben Maadam, Member of Parliament (Loksabha), Brig Siddharth Chandra, Cdr, 31 Inf Bde, Dr Sourabh Pardhi, IAS, Collector Jamnagar,  Col Haresh Limbachiya, Vice President OBSSA and Dr Bharatsinh Gadhvi were the Guest of Honours.

On his arrival in school the chief guest laid wreath on Shourya Stambh, the war memorial of martyrs. On this occasion, the newly constructed boys hostel ‘Sardar Patel House’ was inaugurated by the chief guest whereas the renovated girls hostel ‘Ahilyabai House’ was inaugurated by Smt Poonamben Maadam, Member of Parliament (Loksabha). The Chief Guest along with other dignitaries visited both the Houses.

Later the cultural presentation on opening ceremony for Diamond Jubilee celebration was conducted in school auditorium which started with the welcome address delivered by Gp Capt Ravinder Singh, Principal, Sainik School Balachadi. In his welcome address, the Principal highlighted the 60 years glorious journey of the school. He paid tribute to founding fathers, previous administrators and the staff by remembering their contribution towards the development of the school.  He also conveyed his gratitude to the State for signing of Memorandum of Agreement with Ministry of Defence. This will help in overall development of the school in bringing it up to the world standards.  He conveyed his heartfelt thanks to the ‘Old Boys of Sainik School Association’ (OBSSA) members who have donated laundry machines for the school laundry and stated them as the ambassadors of the school.

In cultural program, cadet Krisha Vadher presented a mesmerizing dance on Saraswati Vandana which was followed by the melodious inspirational song sung by teachers and cadets of the school. On this occasion paintings of Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw, Field Marshal KM Cariappa and Marshal of the Indian Air Force Arjan Singh were unveiled.

Addressing the gathering, Smt Poonamben Maadam, MP Jamnagar,  said that as women representative and member of women's empowerment committee, she is happy that Sainik School Balachadi is inducting the  girl cadets on line of Beti Bachao Beti Padhao also the Sainik school is representation of sabka Saath Sabka Vikas.  Chief guest in his speech congratulated the Officers, staff and Cadets for celebrating the Diamond Jubilee and also for admitting the first batch of Girls in class 6th from this Diamond Jubilee year. He told that his wish is to see Gujarati Beti’s wearing olive uniform and contributing towards the Defence Services of the Nation.  He insisted the online connected cadets of the school to think big and aim high and never ever get disappointed by failures. He wished all the best to the students in the days to come.

At last, the vote of thanks was presented by Lt Cdr Manu Arora, Vice Principal, Sainik School Balachadi and the function culminated with the presentation of school song.

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