Vidul Thimanna, an Army Public School Bolarum Secunderabad product has topped the all India Merit list of Technical Entry Scheme (TES) to join the Indian Armed Forces.
Technical Entry Scheme is a technical intake of the Indian Army with an aim of transformation of young boys into techno warriors during the course of training of four years. The modern day operational requirement needs an officer to possess a synergetic blend of healthy body and a sound technical mind. Technical entry scheme is a highly competent entry into the Indian army with a very limited intake and rigorous standards of selection procedures and presently is the most sought after entry.
Vidul Thimanna, son of Col CM Thimanna, Shaurya Chakra who is currently posted at the Military College of Electronics and Mechanical Engineering Secunderabad hails from Coorg (Kodagu) a tiny district in Karnataka which has produced a number of General officers including Field Marshal KM Cariappa and General KS Thimmayya, had earlier this year cleared class XII examination with a score of 97 percent (PCM) .Vidul who is presently pursuing his engineering at the prestigious Army Institute of Technology, Pune will be giving it up to join the Army.
Vidul always dreamt of joining the coveted profession of arms and to serve the motherland. When the merit list was declared on 29 November he found his name at the very top, a proud moment for any individual Vidul said “it was my passion to serve the country by joining one of the finest and a noble profession like the Indian Army, the challenging and the adventurous life the army offers is any day better than delivering from a cubicle of a MNC”.
‘We are proud of our son for taking such a decision and are sanguine that he will definitely keep the name of the country above self throughout’ said the proud mother Mrs Veena Thimanna.