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Chief of Army Staff's nostalgic visit to his alma mater in Nabha

Posted on Nov 11, 08:34AM | UNI

Chief of Army Staff (CoAS)General Bikram Singh today paid a nostalgic visit to his alma matter Punjab Public School (PPS), Nabha, on the occasion of the school's 53rd founders' day.

After becoming the CoAS, it was the maiden visit of Gen Singh to his alma mater.

Speaking on the occasion, General Singh said initial foundation of his career was laid at PPS and he had built up his competence and skills from this school.

The General said he got nostalgic today when he stepped into the dormitory, where he stayed during his school days.

'My eyes got wet for a moment when I saw my dormitory. After having some foodstuff I did interact with the school students. I owe everything to my school. I am privileged to be here as chief guest and I attribute this achievement to my school, Thank you very much PPS Nabha', he told the audience.

This dormitory, which is presently used for a classroom, was especially designed like the old looking dormitory when the General had joined school on February 8,1962.

The Army chief admitted that he had never thought he would become the CoAS but the values and the confidence imparted by the PPS ensured it and he never looked back after he left the school.

A bright student and sportsman of the PPS, the army chief had joined this school on February 8,1962. He passed out in 1967 after completing his matriculation. Later, he joined National Defence Academy (NDA) in 1968 and was commissioned into the Sikh Light Infantry (Sikh LI) regiment on March 31, 1972. He was twice awarded as the most creative student of the PPS for his paintings.