STATE TIMES NEWS JAMMU: The 50th Raising Day of Sainik School Nagrota was celebrated on Thursday in the school with great spirit and fervour commemorating the inauguration of this school by Jagjivan Ram, the then Defence Minister of the country on August 22, 1970. Marking the beginning of Golden Jubilee year, celebrations began with a colourful ceremonial parade cum drill competition at Maj Somnath Sharma, PVC Stadium led by the School Captain Akash Thakur. Cadets of the school turned out in immaculate ceremonial attires and presented a crisp display of March Past in 12 contingents. Capt A Muthuraman, Principal reviewed the parade and acknowledged the salute. In his address, the Principal greeted everyone on this historic occasion and paid rich tributes to the officers, staff and cadets who played a pivotal role in building the reputation of the school. The Principal also exhorted the cadets and staff to imbibe core values and ethics which form the foundation of education and rededicate themselves to strive hard to live upto the reputation of this grand institution. The second session began with an exciting exhibition cricket and volleyball matches between staff and the cadets’ team which was followed by the ever so thrilling inter-house tug-of-war competition. The staff also put their stamina to test by jumping into the fray. Many other interesting sporting events were also organized for the staff and children to add colour and fun to the occasion. The third phase of celebration was held at the School Auditorium in the evening where various clubs put up a sensational display of creative ideas on the stage that included group song recitals, presentations, Nukkad Natak and play. The show received resounding applause from one and all. Further, on this special occasion the children of the staff presented a talent show exhibiting their skills in a variety of items to add splendour and grace to the occasion.
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