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St Aloysius holds Interactive Session with Cadets

March 1, 2024

Mangaluru: The NCC wings of St. Aloysius (Deemed to be University) organised an Interactive session with the Cadets of 18 Kar Bn NCC, 6 Kar Air Sqn NCC, and 5 Kar Naval Unit NCC on February 26, 2024. A proud alumni, Lt. Kaup Shridhar Shenoy, was the Resource Person. Lt. Col. Gracien Sequiera, AO, 18 Kar Bn NCC, was the Guest of Honour. Rev. Dr Praveen Martis SJ, Vice Chancellor in Charge, presided over the program. The NCC ANO’s, Capt. Shakin Raj of the Army Wing, Lt. Cdr. Hariprasad Shetty of the Naval Wing, and Fg. Offr. Alwyn Misquith of the Airwing, were present on the dais.

Lt. Shenoy, who passed out from NDA and IMA, was commissioned into the Armed Forces as an officer on December 9, 2023.

He spoke about his journey as a cadet in the National Cadet Corps and subsequently in the National Defense Academy and Indian Military Academy. Sharing experiences about the Parabasic Course as well as the rigorous lifestyle of the army, he contributed immensely to motivating the cadets to join the Indian Armed Forces and serve their motherland. Lt. Shenoy shared the various possible means for the Cadets to join the Indian Army, including the National Defence Academy, the Combined Defence Services Examination, and the Agnipath scheme, discussing the various qualities an individual must develop to be an effective leader in the Indian Armed Forces, as well as interacting with the Cadets and answering their queries.

Lt. Col. Gracian Sequeira, in his opening address, spoke about life in the Armed Forces and the choices one must make to achieve a goal.

Rev. Dr Praveen Martis SJ addressed NCC cadets to be good citizens of the country first and to become great leaders of tomorrow. Lt Col. Gracian Sequeira also inspired the Cadets and provided detailed insight about life in the Armed Forces.

The session concluded with Lt. Shenoy interacting with the cadets and providing various road maps to achieve the goal of becoming an officer in the Armed Forces.