By OUR STAFF REPORTER
Dehradun, 4 Jun: The Award Ceremony of the Passing Out Course of 144 Regular, 127 TGC (including 27 UES course) was held at the Khetrapal Auditorium of IMA, here, today.
Lt Gen SK Jha, IMA Commandant, bestowed recognition and awards on 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 disciplines such as Weapon Training, Service and Academic Subjects, Drill, Physical Training, Sports, Outdoor Camps and extracurricular activity. These are aimed at making them battle ready and teaching 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 at IMA, which mark the highest standards achieved at the Individual and Company levels.
On the occasion the award-winning Gentlemen Cadets and Foreign Gentlemen Cadets from Friendly Foreign Countries were felicitated.
At the end, 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 a team effort that is important and there were no runners up in war.
Vice Chancellor, Uttarakhand Technical University, Dr Narendra S Chaudhary was also present to Award Diplomas in Military Strategy & Defence management to Gentlemen Cadets of Friendly Foreign Countries.