Sainik School Amaravathinagar (Tamil Nadu)
School has so far produced three Major Generals, one Rear Admiral
and a number of Brigadiers, Commodores and Air Commodores. Numerous
Officers have cleared DSSC Course with flying colours. A large
number of our cadets in uniform have participated in UN Peace
the Civil life, we have IAS, IPS and IFS Officers, Scientists,
Magistrates, Supreme and High Court Lawyers, numerous Doctors,
Businessmen and IT Professionals.
Davidson, an ex-student, had been selected by UN to train policemen
at Kosovo. He had a successful tenure there in training international
policemen. Besides this, a large number of alumni have excelled
themselves as Principals of Colleges, Professors and teachers.
School Balachadi (Gujarat)
achievements of alumni of reputation. Many of its alumni
are in very coveted posts in different walks of life. Mr
Bhupinder Singh Hooda, a proud alumnus of this School, has
done us all proud by making it to one of the coveted posts
– Chief Minister of Haryana. Mr Naresh Raval, All
India Congress Committee Secretary, Air Vice Marshal SC
Mukul, VM, VSM Assistant Chief of Air Staff (Operation),
Major General Noble Thamburaj, SM Ex GOC 11 Infantry Division
and Chairman of Local Board of Administration of this School,
Brigadier Vinay Chona are all the laurels of the School.
A good number of them are also excellent entrepreneurs in
foreign countries like the US, the UK, Canada and Australia.
School Bhubaneswar (Orissa)
So far approximately 600 cadets have become officers in
the defence forces through NDA alone. In addition many cadets
have got commission through other entries. This school also
has been honoured by the achievements of its cadets through
various civil services like IAS-14, IPS-07 and allied services
– 09. Several have become ministers in the State of
Orissa and Nagaland. The cadets making foray in the fields
of medical, engineering, merchant navy are plenty and doing
the school proud. The highest ranking officers are two major
generals and one Air Vice Marshal.
School Bijapur (Karnataka)
860 of our cadets have joined the officer cadre of our Armed Forces
as on date, besides several others in IAS, IPS, KAS and other
allied services. Our alumni have also been making immense contribution
in the field of medicine, engineering, business and entrepreneurship.
Three of our alumni have reached the rank of Major
General and its equivalent while two of them are secretaries
to the Govt. of Karnataka. Till date eighteen of our alumni have
laid down their lives for our Motherland and attained martyrdom.
School Chittorgarh (Rajasthan)
The school so far has
given more then 400 Officers to Indian Armed Forces. Besides,
a large number of students have made their mark in various walk
of civil life rising to the towering position. We feel proud to
mention that our school No.1 Cadet Mandhata
Singh has recently been promoted
to the rank of Lieutenant General.
School Ghorakhal (Uttara Khand)
school has sent a sizable number of students to the NDA. Number
of students have joined IMA, OTA, IAF, Navy, Merchant Navy, AFMC,
IAS, IPS, the Coast Guard, IT field, Technical Entry, Banking
Services and are occupying prestigious positions in Public and
Private sectors. Some of the ex-students are holding prestigious
positions in various defence establishments. Their devotion to
the duties has earned them different forms of accolades as well,
namely VSM, Shaurya Chakra, Vayu Sena Medal and Commendation Cards.
In the Kargil Operation Wg Cdr A K Sinha was awarded Vir Chakra
for his bravery during helicopter operations.
School Golopara (Assam)
the 40 years of existence Sainik School Goalpara has contributed
immensely to the educational scenario of Assam and the North East
and has motivated and trained students to join armed forces. quite
a few have been decorted for bravery and meritorious services.
Major N Joy Dutta Singh was awarded Vir Chakra (posthumously)
for showing exceptional bravery in Jaffna (Srilanka) as a member
of the Indian Peach keeping Forces. Lt Col Bikash Ranjan Das has
been awarded Sena Medal for capturing a post in Pakistan while
fighting in Siachen glacier, the highest battlefield in the world.
He was also awarded 'Commando Dagger' for outstanding performance.
Omgpi Maung Lang and Gp Capt Atul Saikia have been awarded Vayu
Sena Medals. Lt Col Ranjit Talukdar has been awarded Sena Medal.
Commander Kamlesh Choudhary was appointed as defence advisor in
the high commission of India at Nairobi.
Jarbon Gamblin is presently the Hon'ble Home Minister of Arunachal
Pradesh. Air Commodore Atul Saikia, Vayu Sena Medal joined the
first batch in 1964 (Roll Number), commissioned into the fighter
stream of IAF in 1973. He has served as Air-I of HQ AOC J&K
, Staff Officer to AOC-in-C, EAC and SWAC. Air Commodore has been
a DS at flying instructors School, Chief Instructor (flying) at
Air Force Academy and Principal Director Training (flying) at
School Kapurthala (Punjab)
contribution to NDA has been commendable over the years and so
far the School has sent 467 cadets to NDA. Besides this, a large
number of ex-students have joined the Armed Forces through other
modes of entry in the Officers Cadre. The School has the rare
distinction of wresting the coveted Defence Minister's Trophy
seven times in succession for sending maximum number of cadets
to NDA. The senior most alumni of the School have risen to the
rank of Lt Generals and equivalents. Besides this, the school
has given to the nation a vast array of distinguished Doctors,
Engineers, Lawyers, Bank Officers and Business Executives. All
out efforts are made to send maximum number of cadets to NDA.
Setting up of NDA Cell, regular coaching classes for USPC NDA
Written Exams and SSB Interviews, Motivational Lectures by Ex-GTOs
etc are some of the important steps taken to enhance NDA intake.
School Imphal (Manipur)
the fact that 71 cadets have so far joined the NDA and many other
have become Officers in the Armed Forces through other modes of
entries, the Old Boys’ Association of the School exhibits
ample evidence of the worthy men produced by the School in various
walks of life, such as medicine, engineering, banking, industry
and civil services.
School Kazhakootam (Kerala)
3500 students have passed out of this institution so far. In the
Armed Forces, they have risen to the rank of Lt General and its
equivalents. Roll No. 4, Rear
Admiral Rajender Singh Kharb,
Roll No. 6,
Lt General Thomas Mathew,
Roll No. 21 Air
Vice Marshal S Radhakrishnan,
Roll No. 23, Maj
General Issac John Koshy and
Roll No.38, Maj
General SP Sreekumar
are Senior Officers in the Armed Forces. Quite a few have been
decorated for bravery and meritorious service. Roll No. 71, Col
NJ Nair, who was killed in Nagaland by insurgents on 20.12.1993
was a recipient of Kirti Chakra in
1984 for his services at Mizoram and was awarded Ashoka
Chakra in 1994 for his services at Nagaland.
Lt Col KPR Hari is ‘Kargil Hero’ and a recipient
of ‘Vir Chakra’. As a
politician, Roll No. 167, Mr. PC Thomas is presently the Member
of Parliament from Muvattupuzha constituency. In the field of
films, Roll No. 80, Rajeev Nath,
Film Director has won the Best Director Award from Kerala State
in the year 1978 for ‘Thanal’ and in 1999 he won the
Best Director Award from Government of India for his film ‘Janani’.
Roll No. 77, Mr. Satishchandran joined All India Radio and he
is presently the Station Director, Commercial Broadcasting Service
at Trivandrum. Two of our ‘Young Old Boys’ Indrajith
and Prithviraj have made their mark as talented actors and are
‘hot favourites’ among the local crowd.
Besides donning the uniform of the Services, the Old Boys of the
School have excelled in various other fields and brought laurels
to the Alma Mater. The alumni have their fair share in the Indian
Administrative and Police Service and various other professions
like doctors, engineers, advocates etc. A large number of our
alumni are in the USA holding important positions. Two of our
old boys Major General KR Rao, VSM and Major
General S Ashoka Rao, VSM made the School proud when they
were recently promoted to this coveted rank of Major General in
the Indian Army
School Kunjpura (Haryana)
alumni of the School have carved a niche for themselves
not only in the Armed Forces but also have excelled themselves
in other spheres like the Civil Services, Medicine, Engineering,
Business, etc. It is a matter of rare honour that Kapoor,
Shri SS Deshwal, IPS, Shri A Kochhar, Orthosurgeon and many
others are its distinguished alumni distinguished personalities
like Shri Bhupinder Singh Hooda,
the Chief Minister of Haryana,
General Deepak Kapoor, PVSM, AVSM, SM, VSM, ADC-(Chief
of Army Staff from 1st Oct 2007)
School Purulia (West Bengal)
of the alumni are too many to enlist individually. Besides hundreds
of the ex-students of this institution holding commissioned ranks
and safeguarding the national frontier, a large number of them
have established themselves as politicians, doctors, engineers,
civil administrators, scientists, advocates and businessmen holding
coveted posts in the country and abroad.
School Rewa (Madhya Pradesh)
the alumni of the School, there are about 450 Officers in the
Defence Forces, the senior most from the first batch having reached
the rank of Major General and equivalent. The under mentioned
Sainwinians have distinguished themselves in their military career
and won the coveted gallantry awards to bring laurels to their
Second Lieutenant Mohindarpal Singh Choudhary was killed in action
in the night on 8/9 Dec 1971 in the Eastern Sector while accomplishing
a given task of eliminating enemy MMG posts which were halting
the advance of own troops. He laid down his life but completed
the mission. He was awarded Vir Chakra.
Colonel(now Brigadier) Baljit Singh Gill-12 JAT, was awarded Vir
Chakra on 23 Dec 1971 for displaying commendable courage, professional
skill and leadership of a high order during the Bangladesh Operation.
(c) Major Ratnesh Chaturvedi died a soldier’s death while
leading the advance of the battalion near Jaffna on 19 Oct 1987
at about 0900 hrs when the enemy opened up machine guns and automatic
fire. He was awarded Vir Chakra.
(d) Lieutenant Colonel Chandra Shekhar Chaturvedi, Officer Commanding
3 AOP Bn was awarded Uttam Yudh Seva Medal on 26 January 1988
for his dare devil flying in the Siachen Sector.
Lt A Chaudhary was awarded Vir Chakra in 1988.
Maj PK Yadav was awarded Shaurya Chakra in 1998.
Capt Manoj Patel of 7 JAK RIF was awarded Shaurya Chakra in 2001.
this, the School has given to the nation an array of distinguished
doctors, technocrats, bureaucrats, politicians and businessmen
who are serving the nation dedicatedly.
School Satara (Maharashtra)
700 of our alumni have joined the Armed Forces as officers and
the rest are doing very well in other Civil Organizations.
President’s Gold Medalists at NDA.
1) Rajiv V. Kanitkar
2) Vijaykumar K. Chavan
3) Vinod Patil
4) Suhas Gore
Cadet Vinod Patil an alumni of this school was awarded ‘The
Sword of Honour’ at IMA in 2002.
Cadet Yuvraj Gaikwad bagged the most coveted award of ‘The
Sword of Honour’ at IMA in 2004.
Cadet Abhijeet Kakade won the ‘Sword of Damascus’
at INS Shivaji in 2004.
Bollywood Stalwants like Rakesh Roshan and Pramod Khanna are
products of this school.
School Sujanpur Tira (Himachal Pradesh)
Sudhir Walia, SM (Bar), IC-47623, Para Special Forces (School
No. 27) was deployed on antiterrorist operations in J&K. On
29 Aug 1999, while leading a squad of five men in a dense undergrowth
of Haphruda forests of Kupwara in J&K, he heard some voices,
apparently those of hiding terrorists. He silently crawled uphill
along with a buddy. On reaching a knoll, he observed two armed
terrorists barely four meters ahead, as well as a covered hide
out in a depression 15 meters below. The brave Officer immediately
fired and killed the closer of the two sentries and charged at
the second who jumped back to the hideout. Without hesitation,
the brave Officer charged at the hideout with only his buddy giving
him the covering fire. The militants who numbered about twenty
were shocked and came out to flee. He single handedly grappled
with them and firing from barely two meters, killed four of them.
Nevertheless, he was outnumbered and was hit on the face, chest
and hand by terrorist’s bullets. Although unable to move,
he called up his troop commander’s and directed them to
hold fast and not to allow the terrorists to escape. He permitted
his own evacuation after 35 minutes when the fire fight had stopped.
Despite his profusely bleeding wounds, he continued to pass instructions
to his troops on radio set and passed away holding it.Thus, Major
Sudhir Walia displayed remarkable bravery beyond compare and made
the supreme sacrifice in the highest traditions of the Indian
Army. He was awarded Ashoka Chakra, posthumously.In memory of
the valiant son of the School, the School Cock-House Trophy has
been rechristened as ‘Sudhir Walia Trophy’.
Sanjeev Singh Jamwal, (School No. 494) of 13 Jak Rifles personally
led the first assault on ‘Sangar’ on Point 5140 during
the Kargil Operation. He single handedly killed three terrorists
and was instrumental in the successful capture of Point 5140.
Captain Sanjeev Singh Jamwal displayed remarkable leadership and
boundless courage during the close quarter battle with the enemy
and was awarded Vir Chakra.
OTHER ALUMNI OF THE SCHOOL WHO
HAVE MADE US PROUD:-
Maj Virender Dhatwalia : Shaurya Chakra, Operation Rakshak (School
(b) Lt Cdr Tilak Raj : Nau Sena Medal (School .No.119)
(c) Maj Digvijay Singh Patial : Sena Medal, Operation Rakshak
(School No. 107)
(d) Maj Ravinder Singh : Sena Medal, Operation Meghdoot (School
(e) Maj. Anil Rana : Sena Medal, Operation Rakshak (School No.
(f) Capt Rakesh Madaan : Sena Medal
School Tilaiya (Jharkhand)
than 600 cadets have joined the arm forces and almost equal number
of cadets are serving the nation through other service such as
IAS, IPS, Medical, Engineering etc. Glimpses of a few notable
achievements are given below for an insight into the output of
this institution since its inception. Four of its cadets have
received Shaurya Chakra and Vishisht Sewa Medals and one was awarded
Commendation Certificate. A number of Tilaiyans have sacrificed
their lives for the country. While Lt Shailesh Kumar sacrificed
his life in the Operation Blue Star, Capt Major Kumar, Lt Rajesh
Kumar and Lt Nibhay Kumar sacrificed their lives in the Operation
Pawan. In Aug 1996, Major Ravi Ranjan Kumar was ambushed by the
underground ultras in Nagaland and Major Ashutosh Kumar attained
martyrdom while encountering the Kashmiri militants. Major Chandra
Bhushan Dwivedi led the Tilaiyans in laying down his life during
Operation Vijay to secure the nation from the intruders in the
SOME OF THE STAR
ALUMINI OF THE SCHOOL
Awardee Film Director
Manjul Kr Sinha
& Documentry Director
High Court Patna
Film Institue of India, Pune
Gen Brijesh Kumar
Engineer, Southern Command
General SP Sinha
OC, HQ, Weastern Command, Chandi Mandir, Chandigarh