Diamond Jubilee Celebration Of Sainik School In Bhubaneswar Concludes With Governor’s Address

Bhubaneswar: The diamond jubilee celebrations of the Sainik School in Bhubaneswar concluded on Sunday with an address by Odisha Governor Prof Ganeshi Lal.

On his arrival, the Governor was received by Principal of the school Col Balu Bharat, Lt Gen AK Samantara, DG Infantry, Lt Gen JK Mohanty (Retd) and Hardaman Singh, president of the Old Boys Association.

The function began with laying of wreath at the Martyr’s Memorial by the Governor. It was followed by release of the diamond jubilee souvenir and felicitation of the retired staff and teachers.

Addressing the students, parents, teachers and alumni, the Governor said sacrifice, charity and austerity purified the soul and performing the prescribed duties is perfection. “We have descended to an imperfect earth and it is our duty to correct it. Time has come for split India to be united India,” he said.

He emphasised that without India, there is no world. If India lives, nobody dies but if India dies, nobody
lives. “Who dares insult thee in this world, we shall give thee the bath of his blood,” he added.

The golden jubilee celebrations of the Old Boys’ Association (OBA) of Sainik School was simultaneously celebrated on the day. Hardaman Singh, president of OBA, addressed the gathering and highlighted the contribution of the old boys to the school.

Lt Gen JK Mohanty, an alumnus from the first batch of the school, narrated some interesting anecdotes of the formative years of the school.

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