Man’s achievements in the field of science and technology have helped to improve the material conditions of living. What we need today, is a transformation of the soul. Education should serve not only to develop one’s intelligence and skills but also help broaden one’s outlook and make him useful to the society and the world at large. It must result in purifying one’s perception. Even technology must be dedicated to the promotion of high ideals and human values.
Education should help to make students the embodiments of human values. It is said, “Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.” The future of our children lies in our hands, let us jointly hold hands and make them true human beings, worthy of all mankind and achieve high level of living, involving our mind, intellect and consciousness.
School is a constantly transforming entity like the flowing waters, igniting little lamps of hope and wisdom. My ultimate endeavor, as proud Principal of this great entity had been not only to maintain the flow i.e to churn out better individuals but also to transform their immediate environment by equipping the faculty with newer educational strategies and training, developing the infrastructure o facilitate a steady blossoming from the playgrounds to hostel to new academic block to cadets’ mess and so on and most significantly altering the mindset of the cadets with the help of ex-boys, resource people and dignitaries from varied fields.
Today RMSA is recognized as an institution of excellence that nurtures intellectual and academic pursuits, provides adequate opportunities for co-curricular and extra-curricular activities and creates a conducive environment for over-all development of young inquisitive minds when they enter the portals of this vibrant institution. No wonder it sends out some of the brightest minds into the world, who carry their education no matter where they go.
National Defence Academy is the dream of every cadet of RMSA. The school plays a pivotal role in actualizing this dream of the cadets and leaves no stone unturned in enabling them to reach the portals of their aspiration in life. It is a matter of great pride that the school has been awarded ‘The chief of the Army Staff Trophy for the best NDA Result 2018.’ A number of dignitaries visited RMSA in the course of the session. Their visits and interaction with the cadets leave an indelible impression on the minds of the young cadets. it was a momentous day in the history of RMSA when the Chief of Army Staff of the Indian Army Gen Bipin Rawat, UYSM, AVSM, YSM, SM, VSM, ADC inaugurated the Cadets’ Hostel ‘Field Marshal Cariappa Block’ on 4th February, 2018.
The Chief also inaugurated the Motivational Hall of the school which was earlier a Community Hall constructed in January, 1936.The Motivational Hall archives the names of school achievers both in Military and Civil arenas and also showcases the rich heritage and legacy of this great institution that has created niche for itself in the domain of leadership training and academic excellence. The school added one more feather to its cap when in the year 2017 Education World, the Human Development Magazine ranked Rashtriya Military School, Ajmer at 13th position at National Level among the Boys’ Boarding Schools and at 3rd position at State Level.
It speaks volumes about the dedication, perseverance and determination that the cadets of RMSA are bestowed with. The school is constantly striving to grow and prosper in all spheres. With unflinching faith, undaunted spirit and undeterred efforts the school will march ahead in its tryst with destiny.
LT Col Anant Thapan