Pass­ing out Pa­rade held at In­dian Naval Academy, Ezhi­mala

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At an im­pres­sive pass­ing-out pa­rade held at the In­dian Naval Academy (INA), Ezhi­mala, 380 cadets of the In­dian Navy and the In­dian Coast Guard passed through the por­tals of the INA, on suc­cess­ful com­ple­tion of their train­ing. This pa­rade marked the com­mis­sion­ing of the cadets of the 87th In­dian Naval Academy Course (B Tech) Course into the In­dian Navy.

The cadets be­longed to the three dif­fer­ent pass­ing-out cour­ses of the Au­tumn Term 2014, viz., the 87th In­dian Naval Academy Course (INAC) BTech and MSc cour­ses, the 18th Naval Ori­en­ta­tion (Ex­tended) Course and the 19thNaval Ori­en­ta­tion (Reg­u­lar) Course. Also grad­u­at­ing and march­ing shoul­der to shoul­der with their male coun­ter­parts were 43 fe­male cadets from the In­dian Navy and the In­dian Coast Guard.

The pa­rade was re­viewed by the Chief of the Naval Staff, Ad­mi­ral RK Dhowan. After the cer­e­mo­nial re­view, the chief guest awarded medals to nine mer­i­to­ri­ous cadets. The Chief of the Naval Staff ad­vised the pass­ing-out cadets ‘to serve the coun­try and Navy with pride and al­ways up­hold the val­ues of com­mit­ment to make supreme sacrifice for the na­tion and navy, courage- both phys­i­cal and moral, com­pas­sion to­wards men and women you lead, cred­i­bil­ity in per­for­mance and character and fi­nally to have an in­tegrity beyond doubt – al­ways and ev­ery time’.

The Pres­i­dents Gold Medal. for the cadet ad­judged first in the over­all or­der-of-merit of the INAC course was awarded to Academy Cadet Cap­tain Ankush Jas­ro­tia, Chief of the Naval Staff Gold Medal for the cadet ad­judged first in over­all or­der-ofmerit for the Naval Ori­en­ta­tion (Ex­tended) Course was awarded to Cadet Ankur Jan­gra. Cadet R. Jan­gra was awarded the Chief of the Naval Staff Gold Medal for the cadet ad­judged first in over­all or­derof-merit for the Naval Ori­en­ta­tion (Reg­u­lar) Course and Cadet Amita Singh was awarded the Flag Of­fi­cer Com­mandin­gin-Chief (South) Gold Medal for be­ing ad­judged the best woman trainee of the course. She also won the Com­man­dant, INA Sil­ver Medal for the cadet ad­judged sec­ond in over­all or­der-of-merit for the Naval Ori­en­ta­tion (Reg­u­lar) Course.

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