71st Independence Day Celebration



Brig Ajit Singh

Gp Cdr, NCC Gp HQ


Sainik School Balachadi, Jamnagar celebrated 71st Independence Day in its school campus with great zeal and military fervor. Brig Ajit Singh, Gp Cdr, NCC Gp HQ, Rajkot was the Chief Guest on this occasion.The event commenced with the hoisting of Indian Tricolor by the Chief Guest  followed by National Anthem. Magnificent display of March Past, Synchronised PT, Aerobics, Dumbbell display and Yoga by the cadets were the main highlights of the occasion. Cadet Dev Singhania and Cadet Ankit Kumar delivered speeches in English and Hindi respectively. Later tiny tots of Balniketan, Primary school also presented a patriotic song. At the end, the academic staff sung a patriotic song to give the occasion an apt tribute.

On this occasion, the Chief Guest delivered a speech emphasizing on the importance of freedom and motivated the school cadets for social and moral values.  He congratulated the cadets for the wonderful display of march-past and School Band which presented their NCC skills. He also appreciated the efforts put in by the balance cadets in various events. Inter House Drill competition was also organized on this day. It was judged based on different aspects like bearing, turnout, word of command, marching style, saluting and overall coordination. The winner of the Drill Competition was Garuda House which enthralled the judges and the audience with their marching coordination and immaculate turnout.

The Chief Guest also inaugurated the Annual School Magazine – ‘Sandeshak 2016-17’ on this occasion. In addition to the cadets, Staff and their families along with Old Boys of Sainik School Association also witnessed the function and the events. The same were appreciated by one and all present over there. The function culminated with the distribution of sweets to cadets of
Sainik School Balachadi and Tiny Tots of Balniketan.