SRI ANANDPUR SAHIB: Addressing the students of Sri Dashmesh Academy here today, the chief minister Parkash Singh Badal, who is the Chairman of the Dashmesh Academy Trust, said the prestigious Academy would soon come up as one of the leading residential public schools in the country.
Badal said since its inception way back in 1978, when its foundation stone was laid by the then President of India N. Sanjeeva Reddy, this state of the art academy was his dream project adding that he was still passionately involved in it to bring it at the zenith.
He emphasized on the need to impart preparatory training to the students on the pattern of National Defence Academy (NDA) to enable them to join Armed forces.
On the occasion Chief Minister gave away prizes and trophies to the winners of Athletic meet besides inaugurating the exhibition.
Prominent amongst those present on the occasion included Cabinet Minister Surjeet Singh Rakhra, Rajya Sabha MP Balwinder Singh Bhunder, MLA Ropar Dr Daljeet Singh Cheema Special Principal Secretary to the Chief Minister KJS Cheema, Deputy Commissioner PK Aggarwal and Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Inder Mohan Singh. Besides the director of Academy Major General (Retd.) JS Ghuman, Principal Colonel (Retd.) Amarjeet Singh and members of the trust including Air Marshall (Retd.) MM Singh, Captain AJS Grewal and Advocate IP Singh were also present.