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Sainik School-Bhubaneswar celebrated Sixty Glorious Years

Bhubaneswar1/2/22: It is said that the first education begins from the mother’s womb. Education is eternal and is to be held with divinity and reverence. A mortal man comes and goes but the process of education continues. It is also said that good education helps a nation to build and progress. Good Education transforms the children into ideal citizens of the country. A sound mind is always in a sound body. Hence, it is imperative for the institutions to create a healthy body that can be done in a healthy environment for the children to nurture their young souls into potential leaders of the nation.

Sainik Schools are designed to meet the dynamic and challenging needs of our country. Sainik School, Bhubaneswar with its mission of contributing young and dynamic officers to the Indian Armed Forces from the state of Odisha came into being in 1962.  Biju Patnaik, the then visionary Chief Minister of Odisha was instrumental in starting this school, and Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru inaugurated on 15 Jan 1962.  It has till date, served the nation for 60 successful Years. During these glorious years, this premier institution has contributed considerably more than six hundred officers to the Indian Armed Forces, medical profession, engineering profession, civil services, media, political life who had been highly respectable positions and had been drawing the attention of the state and the nation. Sainik School, Bhubaneswar in Odisha is a rare example where sixteen of its alumni had sacrificed their precious lives for the cause of the motherland. On 8 Nov 2020, Capt Ashutosh Kumar sacrificed his precious life during a counter-terror operation in J& K and was awarded Shaurya Chakra posthumously by the President of India.  The school fraternity is proud of its achievement of its illustrious OBEANS, as ten of them had risen as high as three Star Generals.  The achievements of Lt Gen JK Mohanty, Lt Gen KPD Samanta (Late), Lt Gen AK Samantara, Lt Gen PK Rath, Air Marshal JN Burma, Air Mshl SK Bhan, Lt Gen Partha Mohapatra, Lt Gen PC Thimmayya, Lt Gen NP Padhi, V Adm Anil Kumar Chawla.  These sparkling Saibhubans are regarded with honour and great admiration by the present-day cadets.  The exemplary services rendered to the nation by the other senior defence officers of this school like Maj Gen Sudhakar Jee, Maj Gen Suresh Mohanty, Maj Gen AK Pattanaik, R Adm NK Mishra, Maj Gen Arup Sasmal, AVM Maharaj Mahanto, AVM Manas Mishra, Maj Gen S Panigrahi are noteworthy.

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Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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