On 16th Nov 2017 after the address by the Principal, we departed from the school to visit NDA. We reached on 17th Nov at 0900 hrs at Pune. The staff of Mahar Rgmt-1 received us. The cadets were taken to the obstacle course of Mahar Rgmt-1, where they were given the exposure to the various training activities that are being conducted for the officers. We also paid a visit to Peshwa Fort at Shaniwar Wada and famous Temple of Ganesha.
The next day i.e, on 18th morning we were ready to proceed to visit NDA. At the time of entering the academy cadets were thrilled and felt proud of being the part of military minds. Gazing at the doom of Sudaan Block, they whispered each other that they have reached the place where the men of valour, Integrity and honesty are made. Men in white, blue and olive green left an indelible impressions and inspiration in the young cadets to take up their destiny in their own hands. They were reminded of Wg Cdr Rakesh Sharma (An alumnus of the 35th course) who held high the glory of India by his great deed. A documentary on NDA was screened for the cadets in the Habibullah Hall. They also visited the museum showcasing different war weapons, awards, portraits of valiant martyrs. The flag of Pakistan stained in blood kept in the museum gained our attention that made us to remember the great sacrifice of our soldiers. We also visted Cadets’ Mess, Equestrian Arena and Peacock Bay.
On 19th, we visited the Naval College of Engineering (INS Shivaji). The ambiance of the college was pleasant and inviting. Capt Beliappa welcomed us warmly and extended a great support to all of us to explore the mode of work, details of ship, armory of Indian Navy. The visit motivated the cadets extremely and they resolved to join NDA/INA as officers and to contribute their energy and resources for the upliftment of their Mother Land. We profusely thank our Principal and Vice Principal for having organized such a visit.
Report by: Dr. Sreedhar, In Charge