69th Republic Day Celebrated at Sainik School Kalikiri
- Sainik School Parade Ground
The vibrant morning on 26 January witnessed the sweet breeze tinged with patriotism blown across the campus and among the staff, families, parents and cadets of Sainik School Kalikiri on the auspicious occasion of the 69 th Republic Day celebrations. Capt (IN) Simon Xavier, Principal and the first lady of the campus Mrs Vinatha Simon were extended a warm welcome by Admn Officer Sqn Ldr TK Sumesh. After receiving the impeccable general salute from the cadets, the Chief Guest unfurled the National Tri-colour to mark the occasion. He was then accorded by the pilot cadets to review the smartly turned out contingents of four houses, who later presented an impressive march past with precise movements and perfect synchronisation to the school band. The school band stirred the patriotism with their special performance and the songs as well as speeches made the occasion more flamboyant. Congratulating the cadets for their captivating performance, the Chief Guest lauded the stellar role played by Sainik Schools that provide strength to youth to shoulder the responsibilities of building a strong nation. He quoted that everyone must choose to reflect on the deeper significance of the day, the various conventions that are followed and the importance of the constitution which is an all encompassing document which embraces India’s diversity and upholds equality, justice and liberty. He added that the Republic Day brings with it a reminder to the people to strengthen and dedicate themselves to bringing the country its true pride. He urged the cadets to strive for the pinnacle of morale in the character. He concluded wishing all bright future ahead and hoping that the school would stride forward in its quest to nurture future leaders. The first lady of the campus and the guest of honour Mrs Vinatha Simon distributed sweets to the cadets. The event was attended by Mrs Priyanka Sumesh, the second lady of the campus, M. Muneendra Naik, MEO, Kalakada and a large member of spectators comprising families of staff and parents of cadets of the school.