‘Sainik schools have been one of the unifying threads of the nation’

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IMPHAL | Dec 19 : Education minister, Thokchom Radhehsyam Singh said that the Sainik Schools have been playing important roles in safeguarding national integration, through patriotism imbibed in hearts, minds and souls of the students in the face of peril which challenges the national harmony.

He was speaking at the 45th Annual Day celebration which was observed with great zeal and enthusiasm today at the Manekshaw Auditorium, Sainik School Imphal. The minister who is also a former student of the Sainik School Imphal said the school since its inception has been providing and creating a holistic approach for the all round development of the students. Though the school faces certain drawbacks and constraints from the limited resources, he said the school has been performing admirably.

The 45 years of its existence, the minister stated, is the proof of the changes evolving round the institute transforming into one of the prominent school serving the society and country as a whole. He said the school has been working as a premiere institute with the student’s being instilled with qualities of optimism, patriotism and sense of responsibility to become a national builder, he added.

He advised the students present at the celebration that there are no failures in life only lessons to be learnt. As a student of the said school, Th. Radhehsyam said that he had never been a performer in his school days but today whatever he is, is all because of the school.

Achievements, he said some may achieve faster and some may achieve it later in their life. The only thing one should never forget is that – the focus towards one’s goals should always be maintained until it is achieved, he explains.

The principal, Sainik School Imphal, Captain (Indian Navy) Vinay Tiwari, delivered a school report about various achievements of the school in respect of academics, co-curricular activities and games and sports for the current session.

The minister also gave away the prizes to the cadets and Houses for their outstanding performance in academic, co-curricular, games and sports. Principal secretary education, Vineet Joshi, director of education, Th. Kirankumar, the staff, cadets and the parents attended the celebration.


Source: Imphal Free Press

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