WAR MEMORIAL VISIT
“Sportsmanship is knowing that it’s a game and we are only as good as our opponents whether you win or lose, to always give hundred per cent”
The Takshila Annual Interschool Sports meet was held on 23rd November, 2017 at Delhi Public School, Pune. The championship aims to promote sportsmanship, hard work and teamwork amongst the aspiring youth. The school Principal Mrs. Neelam Chakrabarty welcomed the Chief Guests Mr. Lalit Nahata, Joint Secretary-Maharashtra State Basketball Association and Mr Joseph D’Souza, International Chess Coach and Chairman - Pune District Chess Association. She also greeted the coaches of the various schools with a heartfelt token of appreciation. Her speech boosted the morale of the participants.
Students of Class of Delhi Public School, Pune visited the War Memorial in Southern Command on 29th November, 2017 to pay their respect to the martyrs who have lived their life with courage and honour. It was an honour for students accompanied by teachers to witness and pay their tribute to the soldiers who have sacrificed their life for the nation. The National War Memorial Southern Command is a war memorial in Pune Cantonment, India, dedicated to post-Independence war martyrs. This is the only war memorial in South Asia which has been erected by citizens' contributions. The memorial was unveiled and dedicated to the nation on August 15, 1998. Recently, the Pune Cantonment Board sanctioned a sum of Rs. 32, 00,000 ($47,550) for renovation of the memorial. The work included laying a new lawn, landscaping and laying pathways for visitors.
National War Museum - The National War Museum was built in 1997 and is a memorial for Indian soldiers who sacrificed their lives for the nation. It was established by citizens of Pune under the Express Citizen Forum which established the War Memorial Fund. The museum is situated in Pune Cantonment and has been opened up for the public since 1998. The National War Museum is made up of pillars and spreads across 25 feet of land. The major attraction of the museum is MIG 23 BN Jet Fighter which was used during the Kargil War. The museum showcases arms, uniforms and personal mementos which were given as a Scottish contribution to the British Army. Students could feel the positive vibrations in the Memorial and was able to take home the message of bravery, dedication, sacrifice of these martyrs for the nation. They learnt a lesson of life - that discipline in conduct, dedication and perseverance can win any battles and hurdles. This experiential learning will go a long way in their youthful years to come.