Pramesh S Jain & Yogesh K Porwar
The newly erected bust constructed to commemorate the memory of Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan inspired young minds,the students of The Frank Anthony Public School(FAPS) Bangalore.
Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan had spent his first 14 formative years at this esteemed institution.
Major General Ravi Murugan,AVSM,General Officer commanding Karnataka and Kerala Sub area unveiled the bust in the presence of Air Commodore B.S.Kanwar,VSM,Deputy Director General,NCC,Directorate Karnataka and Goa.
The programme commenced with the ceremonial marching of the student council members,bearing the school banner and accompanied by the NSG group.
A classical dance performed by the students was a blend of invocation and patriotism.
A warm welcome speech was rendered by Mr. Kevin Dominico Pope,the Principal welcoming the dignitaries.
A special prayer written by the Principal was read by the Headmistress,Mrs.L Briggs.
A motivating speech highlighting the life in Defence was delivered by the chief guest.This was followed by a touching reflection by the FAPS Music Director, Mr. V Narayanswamy,a close associate and teacher of Major.Sandeep Unnikrishnan.
The school band and choir rendered euphonious piece title ‘Lead Kindly Light’.
The program concluded with the Karnataka State Anthem and the National Anthem.