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JULY 2016 ISSUE

Lt Gen. Sarath Chand reviews the Passing Out Parade at the IMA
 
Lt Gen. Sarath Chand reviews the Passing Out Parade at the IMA

610 Gentlemen Cadets of 138 Regular, 121 Technical Graduate and 24 University Entry Scheme Courses, including 45 Foreign Gentlemen Cadets from six friendly foreign countries passed out from the Indian Military Academy (IMA), Dehradun on June 11. Lt Gen. Sarath Chand, GOC-in-C, South Western Command reviewed the parade. The Gentlemen Cadets displayed tremendous enthusiasm, vigour and zeal, putting up an excellent show, marching to the tunes of ‘Colonel Bogey’ and ‘Sare Jahan Se Achha’.

Congratulating the Gentlemen Cadets on the successful completion of their training at IMA, the Reviewing Officer emphasised the need of imbibing the spirit of the motto of IMA, ‘Valour And Wisdom’, to achieve professional competence and traditional qualities of fair-play, civility, maturity and tolerance in times of adversity.

To keep pace with the technological age, the Reviewing Officer laid emphasis on the importance of consistent reading and keeping abreast with the latest happenings.

Lt Gen. Sarath Chand reviews the Passing Out Parade at the IMAThe General also mentioned to the Gentlemen Cadets, that the IMA Credo, which places safety, honour and welfare of the country first, always and every time, has a universal appeal to men and women in uniform all around the world. He said that ‘being in uniform we have a definite role in contributing to the society and help in nation building’. IMA’s world class reputation and the achievements of its officers are attributable to the outstanding quality of the instructors and staff. At the end, the General Officer praised the high standard of training at the IMA and also congratulated the parents and the families of the Gentleman Cadets on the successful completion of the training of their wards.

The coveted Sword of Honour was presented to Academy Cadet Adjutant Rajendra Singh Bisht. The Gold Medal for the Gentleman Cadet standing First in the Overall Order of Merit was presented to Battalion Under Officer Aman Dhaka.

 
 


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