Wing Commander Shahul Hameed, Principal & Staff of Sainik School Chhingchhip

My Dear Cadets

A very good morning to all of you.

I am very happy to be in your midst today, as I have been looking forward to this visit for a long time. I am delighted to finally come here, and spend time with the bright and promising cadets of this Sainik School.

As we all know, the Sainik Schools have become an important part of our country’s educational system, especially in relation to the armed forces. These schools are meant to prepare the Cadets academically, physically and psychologically for entry into the coveted National Defence Academy. I am sure that all the cadets who are present here know how fortunate you are to be enrolled in this prestigious School.

Today, I am especially happy to be here, because this School is the first ever Sainik School in the country’s history to admit girl Cadets. As the Governor of the State, I am very proud to say that this is an extremely important milestone for the Nation of India. Seeing the success of the pilot project done here, the Government opened admission to girl cadets in other Sainik Schools across the country as well. Therefore, this is a wonderful achievement, for which credit must go to all the stakeholders.


As cadets of the prestigious Sainik School, I am certain that you must be receiving quality education for all-round development. Although you are primarily trained for entry into the armed forces, you must use these teachings to become all-round outstanding citizens. You must use your privileged learnings for the welfare of others, and for the overall good of the society.


You must always remember that others in the community look up to you because of your training, and therefore you have a special responsibility to become model citizens.


I know that you have worked very hard in order to get admission into this Sainik School. You must keep up to good work and continue to work hard in order to succeed in life. You must always remember that there is no short cut to success.


Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam, the former President of India, said, “If four things are followed – having a great aim, acquiring knowledge, hard work, and perseverance – then anything can be achieved”. You are still young, and you have a very bright future in front of you. It is up to you to make the best use of your time and resources. 


Also, as cadets from the State of Mizoram, I urge you to work harder for national integration.


You must teach your friends and others in the society that the greatest strength of India is ‘Unity in Diversity’. As cadets of the prestigious Sainik School, you must lead by example. 


In conclusion, I thank the Principal, the staff, and all the cadets for the wonderful reception that you have given us. I strongly encourage you to continue doing your best and keep the Sainik School flag flying high. The country looks to you to lead us into an even more prosperous and New India.


Thank you.


Jai Hind.