NewZNew (S A S Nagar) : Army is facing a severe shortage of officers and also there is very poor rate of induction of Punjabi youngsters in the armed forces. At this time it is a proud moment for Shemrock Sen. Sec. School, Sec-69, Mohali that 20 out of 26 students of its third batch have selected in NDA. These students will join the National Defense Academy for their further training.
Shemrock ‘s Director Education Air Commd.(Retd.) S K Sharma While honouring the students said that about four Lakh Candidates had appeared in written test at all Indian level. While Shemrock & Maharaja Ranjit Singh Acdemy’s 26 students appeared & after final interview all 20 Candidates are selected for NDA & one student Arman Jit Singh Dhaliwal got 14th position where as Piyush jain was on 21st position at all India Level. He further added that 8 studentsout of selected 20 Candidates are from Rural Background. Indian Army has enjoyed the reputation of being one of the finest forces in the world. Career in the armed forces, therefore, holds the promise of bringing honour, glory, social reputation, and a privileged lifestyle. Nevertheless, the defense establishment is nowadays competing with other more lucrative career options available to the country’s youngsters but Shemrock & Academy always encourage the students to join army to serve the nation.
Major Gen. Baljit Singh Grewal (Retd.), Director, Maharaja Ranjit Singh Armed Forces Preparatory Institute for boys of Punjab while congratulating the students said that Chief Minister, S. Prakash Singh Badal set up this institute in Punjab, to specially train boys of Punjab to join defense forces by observing that the number of individuals, joining defense forces from Punjab had been going down year by year and it pride for us all of 20 our students mark the success.
According to the selected students selection was not an easy process. They were grilled and their selection is only result of following their mentors and teachers and became lucky charms.