Take the pledge to vote

For a better tommorow#AajSawaroApnaKal
  • I agree to receive emails from News18

  • I promise to vote in this year's elections no matter what the odds are.
  • Please check above checkbox.

    SUBMIT

Thank you for
taking the pledge

Vote responsibly as each vote counts
and makes a diffrence

Disclaimer:

Issued in public interest by HDFC Life. HDFC Life Insurance Company Limited (Formerly HDFC Standard Life Insurance Company Limited) (“HDFC Life”). CIN: L65110MH2000PLC128245, IRDAI Reg. No. 101 . The name/letters "HDFC" in the name/logo of the company belongs to Housing Development Finance Corporation Limited ("HDFC Limited") and is used by HDFC Life under an agreement entered into with HDFC Limited. ARN EU/04/19/13618
News18 » India
1-min read

Kargil martyr's classmates renovate cadets' mess in alma mater

Press Trust Of India

Updated:August 29, 2015, 11:26 AM IST
facebookTwitter Pocket whatsapp
Kargil martyr's classmates renovate cadets' mess in alma mater
The picture is used for representational purpose only.

Satara: Classmates of an Army officer killed during the 1999 Kargil war raised funds to renovate and rename the cadets' mess at their alma mater Sainik School to commemorate his supreme sacrifice.

The martyr, Capt Krishnakant Dharashivkar, was part of the 'Class of 1993' (students who joined Sainik School Satara in 1986 and passed out in 1993) and included Vir Chakra awardee Col Sachin Nimbalkar, who led his men to victory during the 'Battle of the Tiger Hill' during the Kargil war.

Senior CBI officer Sandeep Tamgadge, who is also part of the batch, speaking at the commemorative event in the school premises on August 22, said the batchmates of late Capt Krishnakant have raised funds to renovate the Cadets' Mess at their alma mater. Incidentally, August 22 was the gallant officer's birthday.

The mess, which serves three meals a day to about 700 students simultaneously, was built in 1963, two years after the school was opened to train young boys for entry into the defence services.

The renovation and repair work includes work on the main gate, fence, common wash basins, building entrance doors and wall colouring of the dining hall, concrete slab on passage connecting dining hall and kitchen and decoration of the dining hall walls.

They have also put framed pictures and citations of 21 Param Vir Chakra awardees in the dining hall to serve as motivation for students. Capt Krishnakant's father was present at the event, where the renovated Cadets' Mess was renamed as Capt. Krishnakant Dharashivkar Cadets' Mess.

Capt Krishnakant joined the National Defence Academy in 1993 and the Indian Military Academy in 1996. He was commissioned into the Madras Regiment as a Lieutenant. He was killed while saving the life of an injured soldier on July 7, 1999.

Former School Principal Colonel SA Varadan, Principal Group Captain Muzumdar, Headmaster Squadron Leader PS Marutiprasad, and President of the Past Students Association Pradeep Mohite were present at the commemorative event.

Support the daily wage earners who have been hit the hardest by the COVID-19 crisis. Click here to contribute to the cause. #IndiaGives

The daily News18 Coronavirus COVID-19 newsletter - Get your copy here.

Subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube

Read full article

Live TV

Countdown To Elections Results
To Assembly Elections 2018 Results

India

  • Active Cases

    6,039

     
  • Total Confirmed

    6,761

     
  • Cured/Discharged

    515

     
  • Total DEATHS

    206

     
Data Source: Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, India
Updated: April 10 (05:00 PM)
Hospitals & Testing centres

World

  • Active Cases

    1,158,608

     
  • Total Confirmed

    1,622,102

    +18,450
  • Cured/Discharged

    366,302

     
  • Total DEATHS

    97,192

    +1,500
Data Source: Johns Hopkins University, U.S. (www.jhu.edu)
Hospitals & Testing centres