The Passing out Parade of the class XII cadets of Sainik School Kazhakootam was held on December 16, 2017 at the School Parade Ground. Eighty Five cadets including one Girl cadet of the outgoing batch passed out of the portals of their alma–mater after seven years of Academic and Military oriented training at the school, in a colourful and impressive Passing out Parade. Lt General Sarath Chand, Vice Chief of Army Staff took the salute and reviewed the parade. Ten contingents including two passing out contingents constituted the proud parade formation. The School Cadet Captain Piyush V commanded the parade. Lt General Cherish Mathson, General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, South Western Command graced the function as Chief Guest. Two Battle Tanks (T-55) were dedicated to the school by both Generals.
While addressing the gathering, the Reviewing Officer complimented the cadets for their immaculate turn out and excellent standard of parade. He called upon the cadets to be the torch bearers of the society. Further he exhorted them to take up the challenges that the country is facing today. Lt Gen Sarath Chand said that some changes in Sainik School are under consideration of the Government. Opening of new Sainik Schools for girls students. As an introductory step, sainik school for girls has started at Mizoram on trial basis.
Medals for the outstanding cadets who excelled in various fields were also awarded by the Chief Guest. The medal for the Best All Round Cadet was shared by School Cadet Captain Piyush V and Muhammed Shah. The medal for the best cadet for Academics was awarded to School Cadet Manoj Kumar. Cadet Vikash Kumar was awarded the medal for the best all round sportsman.
Air Vice Marshal Duckworth of Southern Air Command, Major General Anoop Kumar, Addl Director General NCC, Brigadier Arun CG, Station Commander, Pangode Military Station, Col A Rajiv, School Principal, Lt Cdr Parichay Kalra, Vice Principal and Lt Col B Girish Kumar, Administrative Officer were also present on the occasion. A large number of invitees, parents, old boys and students from other schools witnessed the majestic parade.