The investiture ceremony of the new batch of prefects was held in the Rashtriya Military School in Belagavi on Friday.
Inspector-General of Police (Northern Range) Raghavendra Suhas spoke to students and urged them to prepare for a career in the Armed forces.
“I see the sparkle of eagerness in your eyes to join the Armed Forces. Apart from preparing for entrance examinations to defence institutions, cadets should also focus on personality development and imbibe traits like sincerity, obedience to duty, good communication skills and patriotism. These would turn you into good officers and good human beings,” he said.
He felt that the defence forces should prefer the students of Military and Sainik schools over others during the selection of candidates to the National Defence Academy.
Principal Soumyabrata Dhar put the pips on the School Prefects while other officers and old students put the pips on the House prefects.