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Rimcollians shine at NDA

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By OUR STAFF REPORTER

DEHRADUN, 2 Dec: Cadets of the Rashtriya Indian Military College, continue to outdo others in the training academies of the Armed Forces across India. Most of the top honours and awards are usually bagged by the former cadets of RIMC in all Armed Forces training institutions, upholding the true tradition the institution. The 137th Course of the National Defence Academy (NDA), Khadakwasla, graduated from the academy on 28 November. Battalion Cadet Captain Kushagra Mishra, a Rimcollian, won the President’s Silver Medal for standing second in the overall order of merit. Battalion Cadet Captain Kushagra Mishra also clinched the award of the ‘Best Sportsman’ for the term at NDA.

BCC Kushagra did not stop at this; he was also adjudged ‘The Best Air Force Cadet’ at NDA during the ‘Passing out Parade’. The prestigious President’s Bronze Medal for standing third in the overall order of merit was also bagged by another Rimcollian, Battalion Cadet Captain Nishant Vishwakarma. Nishant has also been declared ‘the Best Cadet of the BTech stream’. Interestingly, BCC Nishant Vishwakarma was also adjudged ‘The Best Naval Cadet of the Academy’. Another meritorious Rimcollian Cadet, Battalion Commander (Academic) Watandeep Siddhu broke glass ceilings and was adjudged ‘The Best in Physical Training and in the Cross Country at the Academy’ and was awarded the prestigious ‘Blazer’ in both the disciplines. BCA Devesh Rathour, who also hails from Uttarakhand, has been adjudged the ‘Outstanding Leader’. It may be recalled that while joining the NDA, these boys had secured 7 of the top 10 positions in All India Rankings, including the first. Some other important awards such as ‘The Cadet Best in Sailing’ and prestigious colours like ‘Blue’ and ‘Half Blue’ have also been dominated by RIMCOLLIANS.

Col Vivek Sharma, Commandant, RIMC, expressed his happiness at the cadets bringing lots of laurels to the school and said, ‘But nothing less is expected from them. The performance of these boys is a source of inspiration to all the young cadets at RIMC as they look up to make their career in the Armed Forces. It is a recognition of the well rounded grooming which is done by the faculty at RIMC and this does fill their heart with tremendous pride.”