A HOME COMING FOR LT GEN RAKESH KUMAR SHARMA, SM,
DIRECTOR GENERAL OPERATIONAL LOGISTIC AND STRATEGIC MOVEMENT
Lt Gen Rakesh Kumar Sharma, SM, Director General Operational Logistic and Strategic Movement, Indian Army visited Sainik School Balachadi, Jamnagar on 11 Jan 2017. He is a proud alumnus of Sainik School Balachadi who joined the school in July 1967 and passed out in 1974 thereafter he joined prestigious National Defence Academy in July 1974. He was given a warm welcome by Col A K Sharma, Principal Sainik School Balachadi.
On his arrival, the General officer laid wreath on Shaurya Stambh - the war memorial of martyrs. The General was given a befitting ‘Guard of Honour’ by the cadets. Later, he was briefed about the school and its surroundings on Sand Model by cadet Yashraj.
The General was taken on Campus Round. He visited Angre House, Cadets Mess, Horse Stable, School Dairy, Agriculture Farm, Athletic Ground, Indoor Sports Complex and Swimming Pool etc.
The General addressed the Cadets and the staff in the school auditorium. The Chief Guest in his address emphasized the need of nurturing multi skill personality in cadets and inspired them to work hard and to take up the responsibilities to become worthy defence officers in future. He urged the students to make the optimum use of all the facilities provided to hone their multi skills.The Chief Guest shared his memories of school days and the time spent in Sainik School Balachadi and motivated the Young Balachadians to join Defence Forces.
The Chief Guest was highly impressed by the overall infrastructural development of the school and its functioning towards achieving ultimate goal.
Finally, Vote of Thanks was proposed by Lt Col Dhirendra Kumar, Vice Principal Sainik School Balachadi. The visit culminated after the Chief Guest had lunch with staff and cadets in cadet’s Mess.