By OUR STAFF REPORTER
Dehradun, 3 Jun: The Deputy Commandant & Chief Instructor’s (DC & CI) parade was conducted today at the historic Chetwode drill square, here, in which 382 Indian and 77 Foreign Gentlemen Cadets displayed enthusiasm, vigour and zeal in the drill movements performed by them.
Maj Gen GS Rawat, Deputy Commandant & Chief Instructor of the Indian Military Academy, reviewed the parade. He complimented the Gentlemen Cadets of the Passing Out Course for a good parade. He mentioned that the efforts of the faculty and the hard work of the GCs were quite evident from the crisp and coordinated movements. He said he was sanguine that the standards would further improve by the time of the final Passing Out Parade on 8 June.
He complimented the Gentlemen Cadets for the hard work put in, finally reaching the threshold to a world filled with challenges and responsibilities. During the address, he said that the GCs had been taught to ‘Lead by Example’ and the soldiers who would be under their command should look up to them with pride. Indian troops were the best in the world, simple at heart, unquestionably loyal and filled with patriotism. But, then, as an officer one had to earn their respect and trust through one’s action, conduct and demeanour and, above all, by the truthfulness and purity of intent and action. Once their trust and loyalty were earned, they would follow one even to hell and conquer it.
He also complimented Gentlemen Cadets from friendly foreign countries on successful completion of the training. The event was a success and was witnessed by a large number of school children, local citizens and army personnel with their families and friends.