Gen Kapoor, Hooda come together at their alma mater
New Delhi (PTI): It was a day that Army Chief General Deepak Kapoor and Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda will remember. The old friends came together at Kunjpura Sainik School, their alma mater, and reminisced their early days.
At the founders day function in the school near Karnal in Haryana on Thursday, both Kapoor and Singh recollected the days when they were young and had education there. They also recalled how their teachers' role in shaping their respective careers had been cardinal.
Kapoor, a keen sportsperson, took time to move about the school campus and take a closer look at his favourite Basketball court, football ground and of course the dormitory which he shared with other school students of the day.
Visibly pleased with the changes the school had undergone, particularly the classrooms and the school office, Kapoor complimented the management for upgrading the infrastructure.
During his address to the students, Kapoor recalled his teachers and the close association he had with them, particularly their dedication, diligence and the personal attention with which they groomed their students.
"All of the teachers have been instrumental in shaping not only my destiny, but also that of this institution over the years," Kapoor said.
He said ever since its inception, Kunjpura Sainik School had been a crucible of sound learning and had produced talented students, who went on to attain high positions in society in various fields, both in India and abroad.
"It was heartening to know that on the occasion of the last Old Boys Meet, there were as many as 18 Generals on the dias, a remarkable feat and honour for any institution," Kapoor said.