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Chirang children visit Sainik School

In an effort to create awareness and motivate children from remote parts of Chirang District of BTAD to join Armed Forces, an educational visit was organised by 7 Sikh Light Infantry of 11 Mountain Brigade of Red Horn Division to Sainik School Goalpara (SSG) , Assam on July 8. The visiting team comprised about 25 primary school children, three parents and five teachers from different schools in Panbari, Kailamaila, Khunguri, Kajalgaon and Boro Bazar villages in Chirang District. The team saw the infrastructure and education facilities in the school, viz. the Academic Block, Science Block, Labs, MI Room, dormitories, swimming pool, various sports fields etc. They were given a presentation by the School Authorities regarding the admission procedures to join Sainik School and the All India Sainik School Entrance Examination. The children were elated to join the SSG cadets for lunch in the sprawling Cadets’ Mess. The children were extremely happy to visit the school and expressed their willingness to join SSG as cadets soon.

It is significant to mention that the school has over 250 SSGians to its credit as officers in the Armed Forces which was established in 1964. The noted among them are Air Marshal Anjan Kumar Gogoi (Retd), AVSM, PVSM, ASM, Lt Gen Konsam Himalaya Singh, UYSM, AVSM, YSM, Commandant of Infantry School, Mhow, Madhya Pradesh, Lt Gen Pranab Kumar Bharali, VSM, Director General of Army Aviation Corps, Army Headquarters, New Delhi and Maj General Ananta Bhuyan, SM, GOC Dao Division.

 

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