CBSE topper invited to Delhi

Nine cadets attached to the National Cadets Corps in Pathanamthitta will be taking part in the forthcoming Republic Day parade in Delhi on January 26.

According to Col Ravikumar, commanding officer of 14 (K) NCC Battalion, the cadets selected for the Republic Day parade were Linson Thomas of St Thomas College in Kozhencherry, Shambhu Kumar and Sandeep Mathew from St Thomas College in Ranni, Mohit M. Nair from Republican High School in Konni, Amjatha Shaji of Mar Thoma Higher Secondary School in Pathanamthitta, and Anandu, Avinash, Nithin and Anjali R. Pillai, from the Government Vocational Higher Secondary School at Kalanjoor.

Col. Ravikumar said the cadets had been undergoing special training in Delhi under Subedar Ramju Khan who had escorted them to Delhi. They had also visited the historical sites of Red Fort, Taj Mahal, Qutub Minar, etc. They would also get to meet Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh, and Defence Minister, A.K. Antony, in Delhi, Col. Ravikumar said.

Joseph Samuel, alumni of the Kendriya Vidyalaya at Adoor, who stood first in the Chennai region and was placed third at national level in the CBSE Class-XII Examinations in 2012 has also been invited to witness this year’s Republic Parade from the Prime Minister’s Box. A letter issued by the Union HRD Ministry said Mr. Samuel, along with 99 other students across the country, would be a special invitee to watch the parade from the Prime Minister’s box.