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Rajshahi Cadet College

RCC (Rajshahi)

Rajshahi Cadet College

Motto: Rabbi Zidni Ilma

Location: Sardah, Rajshahi

Information

     Established: 11 February

     Opened: 1966

     Color(s): Yellow

     Demonym: Shahi cadets

     Area: 110 acres (0.45 km2)

     Number of Houses: 03

Houses

     Qasim House Named after Muhammad-Bin-Qasim;
     Motto: Work is Strength
     Logo: Arabian Horse

     Colour: Navy Blue

     Tariq House Named after Tariq-bin-Ziad
      Motto: Truth is Beautiful
      Logo: Tiger;

      Colour: Red

      Khalid House Named after Khalid-bin-Walid
      Motto: Knowledge is Power
      Logo: Eagle

      Colour: Green

 

Rajshahi Cadet College is a military high school, located in Sardah, Rajshahi.

History

The college was initially named as Ayub Cadet College (ACC). It was established in 1966 during the Pakistan period. Pakistani dictator and self-proclaimed Field Marshal Ayub Khan named the institution by his own name and laid the foundation stone. East Pakistan Governor Munaim Khan, a collaborator of the Pakistan occupation army who was later assassinated by the valiant freedom fighters in 1971, inaugurated the college. The name was changed after Bangladesh obtained independence, and it is now known as Rajshahi Cadet College (RCC). Late Wing Commander (Retd) Mohammad Syed PAF was the founding Principal of the college who joined on November 1, 1965.The first Accounts Officer of the College was Late Gholam Mustafa on deputation from Pakistan Audit and Accounts Service, and the father of cadet Gholam Mujtaba. The first Adjutant to join was Capt. Khaled Adib (Punjab) on February 2, 1968. Mr. M Saleh Uddin Sinha joined as the first teacher of the college. It was the last among four cadet colleges established during the Pakistani colonial period in East Pakistan. It is situated by the bank of river Padma at Mukhtarpur village of Sardah in Charghat of Rajshahi district of the northern region of Bangladesh. The first Bangalee Principal of the college (third Principal) appointed on January 1, 1970 was Mr. M. Bakiatullah who played a glorious role in the war of independence of Bangladesh. Many teachers, students and other staff of the college, including Shaheed AB Siddiqui Bir Bikram (BB), laid down their lives for the freedom of the country. Eight (8) cadets and ten (10) staff embraced martydom while four (4) staff of the college still remain missing. The first Bangalee Adjutant of the college (third Adjutant) was Capt. MA Rashid (FF) who joined on September 23, 1970. Capt. Rashid Bir Bikram (later Colonel; awarded death penalty in the abortive coup that killed President Ziaur Rahman Bir Uttam at Chittagong in 1981) led and inspired many cadets to join the Bangladesh independence war in 1971. The college founding day is celebrated every year on February 11.

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