A War Memorial and Wall of Heroes was inaugurated at the Sainik School premises in Kudige village near Kushalnagar, last Thursday. The memorial was built to invoke patriotism among students and to show gratitude to the soldiers who had sacrificed their lives for the nation.
The memorial comprises graphic panels, stone murals and an inverted bayonet with a helmet structure. The ‘Wall of Heroes’ depicts details of all the 21 Param Veer Chakra awardees and quotes of brave martyrs are engraved on the memorial.
The memorial also pays homage to the martyrs of the 1962 Indo-China War, martyrs of 1947, 1965 and 1971 Indo- Pak Wars and Kargil War.
Inaugurating the war memorial, Air Marshal R.K.S. Bhadauria, Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Training Command, called upon students of Sainik School to work with dedication, honesty and unity. Appreciating the efforts of the management of the School for installing the memorial, he asked them to focus on intellectual and physical stability apart from impacting quality education. War memorial must inspire the students to join Indian Army, he added.
Speaking as the guest of honour Air Marshal K.C. Nanda Cariappa, PVSM VM (retd), lauded the school for its significant growth in a short period.
Sainik School Principal Group Captain R.R. Lall, Vice-Principal Lt . Col. Seema, 19 Kar NCC Battalion(Coorg Battalion) Commanding Officer Col. V.M. Naik, Teaching Staff and Cadets were present.