Report By: Mr. Raghavendra Raje Urs
Report By: Mr. Raghavendra Raje Urs
The much awaited event, the Inter House Cross Country Competition at Sainik school was held with full fervour on 01 Dec 17. Gp Capt RR Lall, the Principal of the school was the Chief Guest on the occasion. The competition was conducted in five categories namely Group A exclusively for class XII cadets who covered 9.5 km, Group B for class X & XI who covered 7.5 km, Group C for cadets of class VIII & IX who covered 5 km, Group D for cadets of class VI & VII who covered 3 km and Group E for girl cadets who covered 1.5 km.
Cadet Husan Kumar from Group A, cadet Siddaram from Group B, Cadet Arun from Group C, Cadet Sharanayya and Cadet Manas from group D of class VII & VI respectively secured the first positions. In group E category, comprising of girl cadets, Cadet Ankita secured the first position. Overall, Katari House was declared as the champions of the Inter House Cross Country 2017-18.
In his address, the chief Guest congratulated the winners and for their display of house spirit. He added that a young cadet of class VI really transforms into a cadet of Sainik School only when he successfully completes the cross country. He complimented all housemasters for raising the morale and motivational level of their cadets to perform well.
Report By: Ms. Sreelekha, PGT in English
Sainik School Society organises mountaineering expedition every year for kindling the spirit of adventure among the cadets of Sainik Schools all over India. Two cadets from each sainik School are given the opportunity to participate in this venture. They choose different peaks every year for this adventure trip. This year we have been given The Friendship Peak (5289 meters) to test our mettle.
We left the school on 28th May 2017 at 1000 hrs after the breakfast. We reached Sainik School Kunjapura on 30th May 2017 at 1400 hrs. When we reached the school it was in jubilant mood as the school would be organising a farewell dinner for their outgoing principal on 31st May 2017 .
Many cadets started joining us. We were accommodated for another two days in the school. On Third of June,2017 we had flag off ceremony in the Governor’s House, Chandigarh. After the ceremony in the evening we went on bus to Manali. We reached there on 4th June,2017 and stayed in the Eco Himalayan camp at Nethrukund. Then on 5th June we had Zip line, Rappelling etc.
The next day we went for shopping to the nearby market had some leisure time. Though our plan was to leave on 7th June because of inclement weather we couldn’t proceed. So, we started on 8th June for trekking. We walked up to the base camp at Rollang. At the high altitude towards our destiny we felt terrible cold, sometimes, we felt for our parents’ presence but the communication was cut, and the cold was unbearable. The next day we crossed the next hill by name Lady leg. It was about 6-7 km and we set up a camp there. It was biting cold than before. We were issued the climbing boots and ice axe, for going up on ice. It is a training given to the participants on scaling, self arrest and erecting a tent during the expedition.
Once the training was over we were prepared to conquer the peak. The next day was the memorable one, we woke up at 4’O clock and we were fed sumptuously with dry fruits and soft drinks. At last out of 40, 38 of them made it up to the peak. It was really the happiest moment. We felt that we achieved something, a sense of satisfaction and soulfulness enveloped us and it was on 12th June. We had flag in ceremony on 19th June. After the ceremony some of them bade goodbye to us, parting was painful.
The mountaineering expedition taught us many lessons. It made us to accept the both failure and success equally. The co operative and sportive attitude among the participants while climbing made us understand the joy in appreciating the success of others. I discovered many friends, Cdt. Jiyalal and Cdt RS Bhati from SS Chittorgarh, Cdt Dheeraj and Cdt Amit from SS Golpara, Cdt Om and Cdt Roushan. They were very close to me during the camp. They were very jovial and cooperative. I miss them a lot.
We are indebted to our Escorting staff Mr. JS Gulia and Mr. Anurag. It was a mind blogging experience for me and I never forget this. My thanks goes to my beloved Principal, Vice Principal and Admin Officer above all my teachers who helped me to discover the great watchword “Never give up”.
Report by: AjayKumar Y Biradar , Roll No. 598, IX-A
The members of the ‘Kalpower Trekking Club’, enthusiastically assembled on the parade tarmac on 13 Sep 2017 to start our trek to Jenkallbetta falling in Kanive region of Somwarpet Taluk. As an administrative requirement the permission was taken from District Conservator of Forests, Madikeri. He graciously agreed to send two of his staff members to accompany us to reach the peak safely. As per his orders Mr. Poovaiah and Mr. Veeresh (Both of them were guards of the forest department) Joined us on the day.
Even though it was a Sunday, many other staff members joined us voluntarily as the hill behind General Thimmayya Parade Ground was tempting them also to trek. Principal Gp Capt R R Lall has also joined the group encouraging us with his tips to make the trek more informative. On the uphill we could only notice elephant dung but on downhill we heard the triumphant of an elephant which scared us. We learnt about the natural vegetation of the area, method of moving in line in the forest, we followed do’s and don’ts as said by the forest officials. By noon we were back. Down the foothills, we took some snaps in memory of the trek. Thanks to the school authorities and the forest department to make this trek a wonderful experience. Photo Gallery
Report by: Cadet. AjeetMYankanchi, RollNo 502, 10 A, CariappaHouse