Sainik School Kazhakootam was featured in the Varthatharangini segment of AIR Thiruvananthapuram on the eve of National Education Day 2013, giving the public an update on the school and its objectives.
Wish these relics in the campus, rather than stay as vanity show pieces, also become subjects of curiosity and learning – there is a lot of history and physics there, for starters, if you ask us.
You could sit there with a smirk and in emphatic denial, but you can’t shake it off – the Sainik School campus rewires your DNA in more ways than you can imagine.
The project which overshot its timeline and allegedly its budget, leaping across some very generous estimates had found itself in a major roadblock with the final product, directed by Jubith Namradath.
Mathrubhumi Daily did an exhaustive coverage of the event at Karunagappally and the Sainik School campus on 10 December, 2011 featuring the Commemorative meeting in his hometown and the unveiling of his bust by a grateful and proud School Alumni.
The bust of 2Lt. Radha Mohan Naresh, the first alumnus of SSKZM to make the supreme sacrifice for the country, was unveiled by Mr. KC Venugopal, Minister of State for Power, on 10 December 2011, on the 40th death anniversary of our martyr.
He lived his vow, bound by it,
in his deeds as much as his words,
the call of destiny that forged a young cadet,
nurtured by the warmth of his Alma Mater,
OBA 2011 from Dr Pradeep Thankappan’s picture-box. All rights and credits belong to the good Doctor ! Pradeep TT is from the Class of 1991.
Gone are the cast-iron single tables with their equally clumsy and heavy single chairs that once populated the cadets’ classrooms. The cold cement floor has gladly given way to its ubercool cousins, the walls are cheery and adorned with students’ creativity. We had complex patterns from pigeon excreta to power our drowsy Zoology afternoons.