Visit of COAS (Chief of Army Staff)
On 21st July, 2018 we were honored to have a visit by Chief of Army Staff, General Bipin Rawat, UYSM, SM, AVSM, YSM, VSM, and his wife Mrs. Madhulika Rawat, an ex-student of SKV, class of 1982. In his brilliant career, Gen Rawat has commanded a company in Uri, Jammu and Kashmir, an infantry battalion on the Line of Actual Control at Kibithu as well as held instructional tenures at the IMA. In December 2016, the Government of India designated him as the 27th Chief of the Army Staff. He is the fourth officer from the Gorkha Brigade to become the Chief of the Army Staff.
Mrs. Madhulika Rawat is President Army Wives Welfare Association (AWWA). Under her strong leadership AWWA has empowered beneficiaries through vocational training, especially for war widows and battle casualties. Hers is a strong voice in protecting Army personnel and their dependents against human rights violations. AWWA provides emotional support and financial succor through micro ventures like Project Aahwan, Parishram Cell, AWWA Lunch Project etc. There are 38 Asha Schools for differently abled children managed under the aegis of AWWA. Her signature project is the Sena Jal which is a significant step towards providing clean drinking water at affordable cost.
Students welcomed General Bipin Rawat and Mrs. Madhulika Rawat with Raag Baageshwari on Sitar & Violin, a vocal rendition of Raag Miyan Ki Maldhaar, kathak + Bharatnatyam fusion choreographed on the theme "Tandav". General Rawat and Mrs. Rawat interacted with members of Student Council as well.
Mrs. Rawat shared some of her experiences as a student of SKV in her speech. General Bipin Rawat addressed the gathering and motivated the students to work hard. He stressed on the fact that one must learn from one's failures.
General Bipin Rawat complimented the school on its endeavor to preserve India's culture and heritage, while at the same time grooming citizens who will be ready to face the world of tomorrow.