Bhubaneswar: As a mark of respect and to celebrate the Surgical Strike Day, students of SAI International School pledged their support to the Indian Armed Forces by writing letters and gifting them beautiful handmade cards here on Wednesday.
The token of love and appreciation was solemnly handed over to the brave Jawans and officers of the 120 Infantry Battalion, Bihar Regiment here.
Students also got an excellent opportunity to watch the display of weapons and military equipment like Rifles, Pistols, Machine Guns and Grenade.
In order to gain an in-depth idea on functioning of Army, students interacted with various levels of officials. They learnt about the life of a Defence personnel and being motivated to choose Defence as a career.
Appreciating the students for their effort, Commanding Officer Col. Debadutta Swain said that “The initiative by students gives a great sense of accomplishment.”
Col Rajeev Kumar, Director, NCC Directorate Odisha, briefed the students about the life in the Army.
Maj Gen Bhabani Shankar Das added that Being in Defence service is very respectable and it is one of the finest Organisation in the World”.
Thongkholet Mate, RO, Bhubaneswar Region who coordinated the entire event spoke on the invaluable contribution of Armed Forces and thanked the Battalion for their hard work.
Nilakantha Panigrahi, senior Vice-Principal of the SAI International School also spoke.