THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Sergeant Ronnie T Jacob, a class XI student of Sainik School, Kazhakkoottam, has won the Prime Minister’s Silver Medal for best cadet in the country (Army Division). He was among the five cadets elected to attend the Republic Day Parade held in New Delhi. Ronnie also attended the Prime Minister’s Rally, a Defence spokesperson said.
A good debater, Ronnie had been selected as the Master of Ceremony at the all-India level for the NCC cultural programme. He was presented a cash award of Rs 5,600 and a memento by Education Minister P K Abdu Rabb and a cash award of Rs 5,000 from NCC Directorate for his outstanding achievements and for bringing laurels to the State.
This is the second time that Sainik School, Kazhakkoottam, is winning a Prime Minister’s Medal on Republic Day. In 2010, Cadet Kannan Nair (Navy Division) had won the Prime Minister’s Bronze Medal. Ronnie is the youngest son of K T P Sunny Jacob and Minni Jacob. His brother, Sony T Jacob, was school Captain of Sainik School, Kazhakkoottam, during 2011 and is presently pursuing MBBS at Pudussery College of Medical Science.