By Our Staff Reporter
Dehradun, 8 Jun: The Passing Out Parade of the Indian Military Academy symbolises the culmination of rigorous training and transformation of a Gentleman Cadet into a young Officer. Amidst the challenges posed by COVID, the Deputy Commandant and Chief Instructor’s (DC&CI) parade was conducted today at the historic Chetwode drill square, in which 341 Indian and 84 Foreign Gentlemen Cadets displayed their immaculate turnout and precision marching. This marks the preparation for the grand finale on 12 June to be reviewed by senior Army Hierarchy.
Today’s parade was reviewed by Maj Gen JS Mangat, Deputy Commandant and Chief Instructor of the Indian Military Academy. He complimented the gentleman cadets and encouraged them to be the finest officers of the Indian Army. He also emphasised the importance of valour, honour, the ethos and fine traditions of the Indian Army. He mentioned that the efforts of the faculty and the hard work of the Gentlemen Cadets were quite evident from the crisp and coordinated movements on the Drill Square.
Maj Gen added that “the GCs have been taught to ‘Lead by Example’ and the soldiers who would be under their command should look up to them with pride. Indian troops are the best in the world, simple by heart, with unquestionable loyalty and hearts filled with patriotism. But then, as an officer you have to earn their respect and trust by your action, conduct and demeanour and above all by the truthfulness and purity of your intention and action. Once you have earned their trust and loyalty, they will follow you to every battle and win it for you”.
The General also complimented Gentlemen Cadets from nine friendly foreign countries on successful completion of the training and wished them all the success ahead as they carry the cherished memories of their time at IMA.
The Parade was reflective of the excellence that the Academy has always stood for and set the stage for the stellar conduct of the main events scheduled for 12 June, which shall be telecast live on various channels and the social media.
Deputy Commandant’s Parade held at Indian Military Academy
By Our Staff Reporter