By OUR STAFF REPORTER
DEHRADUN, 4 Dec: The Award Ceremony of the Passing Out Course of 145 Regular, 128 TGC was held at the Khetarpal Auditorium, Indian Military Academy, here, today. Commandant Lt General SK Jha bestowed medals and awards on the outstanding Gentlemen Cadets who excelled in various fields during their pre-commission training at the Academy. Gentlemen Cadets during their training at this premier institute are exposed to multifarious activities such as Weapon Training, Service and Academic Subjects, Drill, Physical Training, Sports, Outdoor Camps and extracurricular activities. These are aimed at making them battle ready and teach them necessary skills to execute various responsibilities and operational tasks with utmost professionalism during their service career. Gentlemen Cadets are also encouraged to achieve excellence at the individual level and contribute constructively in team efforts to infuse a sense of comradeship amongst them. Accordingly, Medals and Rolling Trophies have been instituted, which symbolise the highest standards achieved at Individual and Company levels. On the occasion, award winning Gentlemen Cadets and Foreign Gentlemen Cadets from Friendly Foreign Countries were felicitated on the occasion. The Commandant in his address mentioned that it was important for an officer to maintain a competitive streak within the parameters of sportsmanship and fair play at all times. He mentioned that the urge to win and excel as a team should always be there. In the profession of arms, it is always a collective and team effort that is important and there are no runners up in war. Officiating Vice Chancellor, Uttarakhand Technical University, Dr Narendra Singh Chaudhari was also present to Award Diplomas in Military Strategy & Defence management to Gentlemen Cadets of Friendly Foreign Countries.