Solan, October 28 : Established under the Ministry of Defence 84 years ago, the Rashtriya Military School, Chail, is gearing up to celebrate its annual day on October 29. Being the oldest military schools of Asia it is an A category institute established in 1925 by King George V of England.
Reminiscent of the erstwhile British Raj, the school is housed in tastefully done buildings presenting a legacy of the yore. It also prides in having the world’s highest stadium where test matches played between the erstwhile royals and Britishers have been recorded in history.
Surrounded by the gigantic deodar and well-maintained ground its cricket pitch, at a commanding height of 2,144m, is also used as a polo ground.
Successive governments have been announcing efforts to maintain this highest cricket stadium and efforts were also foot to use this place for acclimatising cricketers.
The school has many distinguished alumni, which include Lt-Gen RS Dyal (retd), PVSM, MVC, ADC; Lt-Gen VK Sharma, VSM; Major-Gen VK Sharma, SM; and Lt-Gen TK Sapru, PVSM, YSM, ADC GOC-in-C Western Command, will grace the occasion this year.
With preparations round the corner for various cultural events to grace the annual day it will soon complete another illustrious year of its rich history, confided its principal Lt Col VK Bhat.