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Event Start Date : 14/08/2018 Event End Date 14/08/2018


Our School was one of the very few schools which had the privilege of visiting the Indian Naval Ship SUMITRA on 14th August, 2018, as part of the Independence Day Celebrations.

Forty students of Std. XI had an exciting tour of Indian Navy's largest patrolling vessel, INS Sumitra, at the Chennai Port.

The two hour long insightful journey commenced with the Naval Officer briefing the students about the remarkable history of the Warship, and also its characteristic features, beginning with the year it was built, to its poignant role in the Yemen Civil War and rescue operations during the devastating cyclone in Bangladesh.

Students had a detailed view of the Helideck, Helipad, Medical Bay etc. but the most interesting part of the Ship was the 'Bridge'. Its features namely Radars, ENC Desk, GPS System, Multi Function Work Window (MFW), Electronic Chart Display and Information System (ECDIS) was enough proof to call it the Control Hub of the Ship. They also learnt about the safety measures taken in case of a breakdown of the Ship. A glimpse of the phenomenal Gun,  AK630 was indeed thrilling.

A thought provoking Documentary on the roles and responsibilities of the Indian Navy  enabled the students to understand  how the Ships are designed and deployed to undertake fleet support operations, coastal and offshore patrolling, ocean surveillance etc.

All the Students interacted with the Naval Officers who enthusiastically replied all their queries, especially the Career options in Indian Navy, one of the greatest Armed Forces in the World.

The visit did provide the students with an insight into Naval activity and way of life. It was an experience worth cherishing and the young minds returned fuelled with values like Duty, Honour, Courage and brimming with Pride and Patriotism.    


      Briefing the Students about the History of  INS SUMITRA                                             The  First  Leg  of  the  Tour


                  Marching  their  way  into  the  Ship                                            Tour Guidance – About the different parts of the Ship


                              An Insight into the ‘Bridge’                                                              Explaining  Career  Options  in NAVY


         Picture  Perfect  Moment  with  the  Naval  Officers                           With  Captain Rajesh Rana and the  Crew  on  the  Deck