Indian Military Academy passing out parade
General Dalbir Singh, Chief of Army Staff, reviewed the 9th passing out parade of Officers Training Academy held on June 11, 2016, in which 92 Gentleman Cadets of the Technical Entry Course Serial 27 along with 46 Special Commission Officers of Course Serial 36 got commissioned into the Indian Army. Another 53 Gentlemen Cadets of Technical Entry Scheme Serial 33 also proceeded to various engineering colleges of the Army to pursue their engineering degrees from Military Engineering Colleges at Secunderabad, Mhow and Pune. The Reviewing Officer was received at the venue by Lt General Vinod Vashisht, Commandant, Officers Training Academy (Gaya).
The prestigious Sword of Honour for best overall performance among TES 27 Course was awarded to Gentleman Cadet Pankaj Mehara.
About 610 Gentlemen Cadets including 45 Foreign Gentlemen Cadets from six friendly foreign countries passed out from the Indian Military Academy (IMA), Dehradun, on June 11, 2016. Lt General Sarath Chand, GOC-in-C, South Western Command, reviewed the parade.
Congratulating the cadets on the completion of their training, the General 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.
The coveted Sword of Honour was presented to Academy Cadet Adjutant Rajendra Singh Bisht; Gold Medal for the Gentleman Cadet standing first in the Overall Order of Merit to Battalion Under Officer Aman Dhaka; Silver Medal for the Gentleman Cadet standing second in the Order of Merit to Senior Under Officer N. Dinesh Kumar; Bronze Medal for the Gentleman Cadet standing third in the Order of Merit to Academy Cadet Adjutant Rajendra Singh Bisht; Silver Medal for the Gentleman Cadet standing first in the Order of Merit from Technical Graduate Course to Gentleman Cadet Avijit Hazra Chowdhury; Silver Medal for the Foreign Gentleman Cadet standing first in the Order of Merit amongst the Foreign Gentlemen Cadets to–Junior Under Officer Choki Dorji.