Coached by Army, martyr's daughter hopeful to clear SSB
Coached at the Army initiated "Samba Super 40 project," Roshni Devi, daughter of a martyred soldier, is hopeful of cracking upcoming Services Selection Board (SSB) examination to become commissioned officer in armed forces. Devi is among seven students preparing for upcoming SSB examination after clearing CDS and AFCAT examinations. The students thanked the Army which provided them coaching to help them chase their dream.
Students ecstatic over the achievement
The students, who underwent extensive coaching over the past six months, are ecstatic over their achievement of clearing Combined Defense Services (CDS) examination and Air Force Common Admission Test (AFCAT) and are hopeful of repeating the performance in the SSB. While four students including Devi cleared the CDS examination results of which were declared in March, three others made it to AFCAT.
Strengthening bonds between Army and people
Lt Col Anand said the initiative has not only helped the youth to make their dreams of joining the armed forces come true but has also strengthened the bonds between the Army and the people of Samba. The students were among 40 students who were shortlisted for the "Samba Super 40 project" after three screening tests organized at Army Public School, Samba last year.
My childhood dream, to be part of the Army: Devi
"It was my childhood dream to be the part of the Army because of my father Vijay Kumar who sacrificed his life in a terror attack in Manipur in the defense of the country in June 2015," Devi said. Kumar was among 18 army personnel killed in an insurgent ambush on a military convoy in Manipur's Chandel district.
Project started on September 16 last year
Defense spokesperson Lt Col Devender Anand said the project started on September 16 last year involved screening and selection of potential candidates, setting up the infrastructure for the classes, selection of teachers and preparation of study material. He said a state of the art classroom with e-class facility as well as a well-stocked library was established at Samba Brigade for running the project.
Brainchild of Brigadier Anil Raman
The brainchild of Brigadier Anil Raman of the Sabma brigade who had earlier served in Kashmir where the army is training the local youth for professional courses under operation goodwill, the project was the first of its kind in the region.