By OYR STAFF REPORTER
DEHRADUN, 4 Dec: The Deputy Commandant & Chief Instructor’s (DC & CI) parade was conducted today at the IMA’s historic Chetwode drill square. As many as 347 Indian and 80 Foreign Gentlemen Cadets displayed enthusiasm, vigour and zeal in the drill movements performed by them.
Maj Gen JS Nehra, 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 stated that the efforts of the faculty and the hard work of the GCs were quite evident from the crisp and coordinated movements. He expressed confidence that the standard would further improve by the time of the Passing Out Parade on 8 December.
He complimented the Gentlemen Cadets for the hard work put in and for having finally reached the threshold to a world filled with challenges and responsibilities. He said that the GCs had been taught to ‘Lead by Example’ and the soldiers who would be under their command ought to look up to them with pride. The duty of the IMA to train the GCs ended and, hereinafter, they would step into their Units and Regiments, which would groom them further and make them responsible and competent leaders.
The event was witnessed by a large number of school children, local citizens and army personnel with their families and friends.