Visit Of Lieutenant General Shokin Chauhan YSM, SM, VSM
21 September 2016
Lieutenant General Shokin Chauhan, YSM, SM, VSM visited the school on 20th September 2016. Lieutenant General Chauhan was received by Bursar. Students and staff attended a special Astachal in his honour. At the beginning he paid a floral tribute to Gandhiji. Snehil Tripathi welcomed Lieutenant General Chauhan with utmost dignity.
Lieutenant General Shokin Chauhan joined the National Defence Academy, Khadakwasla in the year 1976.The General Officer has also graduated from the prestigious Defence Services Staff College and National Defence College, Delhi. The Officer commanded his battalion in Operation Vijay and Commanded a Division in Kargil Sector.
A Gurkha Officer, Lieutenant General Chauhan is presently General Officer Commanding of the most potent and Elite Strike Corps of Indian Army. His meritorious and distinguished service and achievements in the Army are an inspiration to all the young Scindians.
Lieutenant General Chauhan was accompanied by his wife, Mrs Daphne Chauhan who is the Zonal President of AWWA Strike 1. Mrs Chouhan is deeply involved in the education for the disadvantaged children and child rights. Mrs Chauhan worked with the Volunteer Service in Nepal (VSN).
Befitting the occasion Arbin Das recited a Shloka and some students sang a devotional song. Lieutenant General Shokin Chauhan was highly impressed by the awe inspiring infrastructure and the beautiful environment on the Fort. He hoped it will contribute to an all round development of a child.
Lieutenant General Shokin Chauhan believed that the school offers each child opportunities to contribute to the betterment of the society and country. Lieutenant General Chauhan narrated two personal anecdotes and inspired the young Scindians to be brave, strong, righteous and be a leader in the true sense of the word. Lieutenant General Shokin Chauhan presented a small token of love and Senior School Prefect, Mriganka Ghosh accepted it on behalf of the school.
Astachal was followed by high tea for selected staff members wherein few boys interacted with Lieutenant General Shokin Chauhan over a cup of tea. Lieutenant General Chauhan was overwhelmed by the warmth exhibited by the school during his brief visit to the school.