motivational_talksU.P. Sainik School in the Eyes of Some of Distinguished Visitors……….

Aug 10, 1960
Sri Chandra Govind Narain, Chief Secretary to U.P. Government.
“I am happy to see this infant institution growing healthy. It will need all our care and attention for full development and I feelconfident that the principal and his team of able teachers and staff are quite upto the task.”

Feb 20, 1961
Sri VK Krishnamenon, Minister of Defence, Govt. of India

Dec 19, 1962
Gen KM Cariappa
This is indeed a very fine school. The cadets looked smart and alert. Everything looked ‘spick and span’

Apr 11, 1963
Smt. Sucheta Kriplani, Chief Minister
“Made me very happy to see the school and the smart looking cadets”

Sep 10, 1965
Sri R N Singh Deo, Bolangir (HH the Maharaja of Patra)
“It was a pleasure to see the smartness and keenness of the cadets.”

Jul 20, 1973
Sri Akbar Ali Khan, Governor U.P.
“I would like to place on records the happy memories of my visit to U.P. Sainik School, Lucknow on the 12th of March 1973 which was occasional, among other things, by the inauguration of the school aircraft also.
I was very much impressed with the students turn over, their deep sense of discipline and an allround note of chivalary befitting the youth. I was glad to learn that the institution has provided rich flora and fauna to the Armed Forces of the country who served the Motherland devotedly and successfully in emergency times. The Principal Col Singh, appeared to me the nucleus of the institution who generates inspiration to all the students.
I wish the school many more years of useful service to the cause of our Motherland and the cadets a bright future.”

Nov 25, 2005
Brig D N Varma, SM, DDG NCC (UP & UA) NCC Directorate
“It was a very enjoyable afternoon attending the 43rd Athletic Meet of my alma matter. May every cadet aspire and achieve strength, speed and higher heights.”

Aug 9, 2007
Maj Gen P K Goel, AVSM, VSM, MS Branch, Attq
“Well done and keep it up- All my good wishes are with you.”

Dec 15, 2007
Vice Admiral Ganesh Mahadevan, (School No. 106),
Admiral Superintendent Naval Dockyard Visakhapatnam
“It is a matter of profound pleasure for me to come back to my school after even four decades.
It was good to meet up with old familiar fores and I am delighted at the old boys spirit to which I intend contributing.I would like to wish the school great success.”

Dec 14, 2008
Lt Gen V K Chaturvedi, DG MP&PS Army HQ
“My most memorable day. Its been a great pleasure to be in the school today and see it grow. My best wishes to each one of you.”

Dec 13, 2010
Gen V K Singh, PVSM, AVSM, YSM, ADC Chief of Army Staff
“A pleasure to visit the school and see all the good work that is being done. My best wishes to all the staff and the cadets. May you all always do well.”

May 24, 2011
Gen V K Singh, PVSM, AVSM, YSM, ADC Chief of Army Staff
“It is good to see the meaming and motivated faces of cadets of the school. I am sure that the school will do extremy well in the future. My best wishes & compliments.

The  school  campus  was  abuzz  with  motivational words from senior defence officers in which some of them were esteemed alumni. The high octane  inspiring  words  served  the  purpose  to  pump  up  the enthusiasm  of  the  youngaspirants. The following senior dignitries were invited for motivational talk:

(a) Lt Gen AK Misra, AVSM :

An alumnus, Lt Gen AK Misra, AVSM is presently posted as  Commandant,  School  of  Artillery,  Devlali.  In  his  address  to  the  cadets  on  15  Jul  2013, Gen Misra stressed the need of putting in more concerted efforts in the changed scenario as the written format of NDA is getting increasingly more challenging and the selection process during  SSB  requires  more  planned  preparations.  A  monumental  role  model  for  the  young inspiring  cadets,  Gen  Misra  urged  the  cadets  to  be  more single  minded  and  resolute  in approach  without  getting  sidetracked  due  to  availability of  other  career  options  which  are mostly   befuddling in  nature. He stressed on the new  awakened  need of defence forces in today’s  troubled  times.  Gen  Misra  urged  the  cadet  to  ignite  their  mental  and  physical  spark which is often in a latent state and go unnoticed unless one deliberately strive for it.

(b) Brig   Shishir   Pandey:

The   school   alumnus,   Group   Commander,   NCC   Group Headquarter,  Lucknow,  Brig  Shishir  Pandey  visited  his  almamater  on  07 Oct  2013.  In  his address  to  the  cadets,  Brig  Pandey  exhorted  the  cadets  to  assign  due  importance  to  Self Study as this is often markedly neglected. He also counseled the cadets to get “Gyana” from your  revered  teachers  as  they  are  the  perennial  source  of Knowledge.  He  further  gave  a sage advice to the cadets to be more organized and follow simple living. While narrating his personal   experiences   of   courage,   confidence   and   commonsense,   he   left   the   cadets spellbound and commanded a hilarious response from them with clapping.

(c) Brig VN Chaturvedi:

Brig    Education    of    Headquarter,    Central    Command, Lucknow,  Brig  VN  Chaturvedi  addressed  the  cadets  on  24  Aug  2013.  He  was  really impressed  with  the  turnout  and  discipline  of  the  cadets. He  exhorted  the  young  cadets  for their valued goal that is NDA. He advised the cadets to make the best use of the superlative facilities being provided to the cadets in the campus. He urged the cadets to work for the real success which is a sum result of hard work and righteous intention.

(d) Career Counseling Seminar:

Mr Pawan Mishra, an alumnus of the school was the Resource Person for the seminar held on Oct 04, 2013. Presently, Mr Mishra is Centre Head of  Narayana  Coaching,  Rohini,  New  Delhi.  Cadets  of  class IX  to  XII  participated  in  this Seminar cum career workshop. Valuable Career tips were given to the cadets for academic enhancement  and  emphasis  was  laid  on  the  importance  of  self  study.  It  was  told  to  the cadets  that  regular  6  hours  of  single  minded  study  would enable  cadets  to  achieve  the desired  result.  He  clarified  the  queries  of  the  cadets with  his  experienced  touch  and simplicity.  While  narrating  his  personal  experiences  of hard  work,  confidence  and  time management, he left the cadets spellbound and commanded a hilarious response from them with clapping.

(e) Lt Col Anuvandana Jaggi:

On Oct 11 and 12, 2013 the cadets got a different set of experience and a strong sense of motivation when Lt Col Anuvandana Jaggi, GTO from SCE Allahabad  illustrated  the  various  aspects  of  Service  Selection  Board.  She  also  described  in detail about the wonderful life of uniformed Officer. In her motivational talk she presented fair number  of  opportunities  to  the  cadets  to  clear  the  nagging  doubts  about  the  intricacies  of SSB. The contents of session and the manner in which it was conducted further steeled the resolve of a large number of cadets to join the defence forces.

(f) Gp  Capt  LK  Pandey:

From  21  to  25  Oct  2013  Gp  Capt  LK  Pandey  an  Ex  GTO  & Interviewing  Officer  in  AFSB  conducted  orientation  course followed  by  practical  conduct  of SSB  procedure.  His  special  emphasis  was  on  the  importance  of  personality  development and  careful  nurturing  of  behavioural  pattern  of  the  cadets.  He  clarified  the  queries  of  the cadets with his experienced touch and simplicity. Gp Capt Pandey told the cadets to uphold the  values  of  sincerity,  dedication  and  hard  work  and  imbibe  officer  like  qualities  of  self sacrifice,  welfare  of  people,  shouldering  responsibilities  and  to  uphold  the  pride  of  our country at the top.