Gwalior, 22 October 2014: The 117th founders day celebration at Scindia School at Gwalior fort became a gala event with the presence of two national celebrities – The Flying Sikh, a former Indian track and field sprinter Milkha Singh and film actor & director Farhan Akhtar who achieved success by portraying Milkha Singh in the film Bhaag Milkha Bhaag. There were a number of cultural events by the Scindia students, while yellow night – an English play – pot rayed their life in an effective manner.
Selected students were also awarded medals and trophies including Madhav Rao Scindia and Jiwaji Rao Scindia medals – for their outstanding performance in school activities. Milkha Singh, whose presence was the most uplifting for the Scindians said in his address that for the young generation of India the welfare of the country must take priority over personal goals to earn money or gain a lucrative employment.
Referring to the sports scenario, the Flying Singh added that sports activities should extend their reach to remote village and not just be centred in towns and cities because, he said, “I am myself a discovery of a rural area.” Recipient of national award for his film Dil Chahta Hai, Farhan Akhtar advised the students to be always ready to accept challenges because that is house their potentials develop. Jyotiraditya Scindia, president of Board of Governors of Scindia School was also present during the entire event.