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Girl cadets require no reservation to march ahead

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HT Correspondent
DIMAPUR, Aug 21: With the induction of girl cadets in Sainik
Schools as the high point, Sainik School Punglwa in Nagaland
organised a series of fortnight-long activities from August 5 to
August 19 in commemoration of the 77 th  Independence Day.
Gracing the Independence Day celebration in the school, Lt Col
Leena Bajaj, the officiating principal of the school, highlighted
the induction of girl cadets in the sainik schools across the
country as a landmark change in bringing gender equality.
She said the girl cadets require no special treatment, no
reservation and no separate contingent to march ahead.
“They march shoulder to shoulder with their male counterparts
in all spheres of activities,” Bajaj said.
Bajaj also spoke about the infrastructure and aesthetic changes
taking place in the school. She said the school is excelling in the
sports and cultural competitions in the entire North East region.
However, she said more efforts are needed in the academic
sphere.
Bajaj asserted that Sainik School Punglwa, the pride of
Nagaland, would strive hard in the spirit of the school motto
“We Learn We Serve”.
An ex-student of Sainik School Imphal Lt Col Kiran Meitei gave a
motivational lecture on joining the Indian Army on August 12.

The 15-day activities included a programme on the importance
of food safety and good food safety habits, motivational lecture
on duty towards learning, online training on leveraging digital
technology for school and teachers education, lesson on
importance of discipline, motivational trip of cadets of Class VI
to Zoological Park and Green Park in Dimapur, Meri Mati Mera
Desh and Har Ghar Tiranga campaigns, online training
programme on Pradhanacharya Yojna for Growth for
implementation of academic reforms in CBSE schools, talk on
health and hygiene, visit of Class VII cadets to Kohima War
Cemetery and World War II museum at Kisama, Sadbhavana
Diwas observance and tree plantation drive among others.
Two cadets of the school qualified level online NDA WIZQUIZE
2023 to the zonal round, conducted by NEXUS Consultancy on
August 16 and August 19.

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