Wednesday,1 April 2015  
17 March 2006
  Ministry of Defence  

  19:40 IST  
  The Cadets of class XII of Sainik School, Kunjpura have accomplished the enviable feat of maximum number of them qualifying for joining the National Defence Academy (NDA) for the 116th course due to commence in Jun 06. Out of 24 boys who had earlier qualified the written exam conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC), sixteen of them have now successfully qualified the Service Selection Board (SSB) interviews held at various centers recently. The grit, determination and hard work put in during the last one year by the staff and students to achieve their singular aim have been rewarded.

The sixteen cadets of the school have crossed all barriers on their way to NDA by undergoing a rigorous selection procedure which include the All India Level Written Exam followed by the SSB interviews and a comprehensive medical examination. The selection of the boys is the result of an extensive academic, mental and physical training programme followed throughout their stay in the school.

Shri Bhupinder Singh Hooda, the Hon’ble CM of Haryana, who is also an Alumni of the school has kindly consented to honour the sixteen cadets and associated staff members at a Felicitation Ceremony being organized by the State Govt at 1230 hrs on 19 Mar 2006 at Haryana Bhawan, New Delhi. During the occasion, Shri Bhaskar Veram, Honorary Secretary and Col D Chaudhury, Inspecting Officer, Sainik Schools Society are also expected to be present.

It is pertinent to mention that in keeping with its enshrined aim, Sainik School Kunjpura, since its inception has already initiated more than 575 of its students to NDA and an equal number of other Defence Services Academies. It is a matter of great honour for the school that amongst its outstanding ex-students are Shri Bhupinder Singh Hooda, Hon’ble SM of Haryana, Lt Gen Deepak Kapoor GoC-in-C, Northern Army Command, Lt Gen DDS Sandhu, Commandant, College of Material Management, Jabalpur, Air Marshal PS Bhangu, Air Headquarters, New Delhi, Air Marshal GS Choudhary, SASO, HQ SWAC, Gandhi Nagar, Shri SS Deshwal, IG Ambala Range, Shri HS Bangu, Sessions Judge, Kaithal and Shri Virender Singh, Session Judge Jind, etc. The students of this school have not only attained envious positions in the Defence Services, but have also excelled in other fields as well.