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Discipline & courage ensure strength of nation: Gen Manoj Pandey

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IMA Passing out Parade

By JANARDAN MISRA

DEHRADUN, 10 Jun: Every single step of the passing out parade was an assurance to every single citizen of the country across the world that our country’s future is in safe hands. As many as 374 Gentleman Cadets of 152 regular course and 135 technical graduate course along with 42 Gentleman Cadets from seven friendly foreign countries successfully passed out from the Indian Military Academy.

General Manoj Pandey, the Chief of Army Staff reviewed the Passing Out Parade (POP) at IMA, Dehradun on Saturday. It was a proud moment for parents and family members of the Cadets who attended the event and blessed their wards who were granted permanent commission into the Indian Army.

The training at IMA is aimed at the optimum development of intellectual, moral and physical qualities essential for leadership in the profession of arms. Training at the IMA inculcates patriotism, character, dynamism, initiative and understanding that are the very basis of leadership in the Indian Army.

Addressing the gathering here General Manoj Pandey said, “The Profession of Soldiering is the noblest of all professions, that gives you a unique opportunity to don the uniform and serve your motherland, with selfless devotion. It is a career, driven by a sense of purpose and demands sacrifices from you, beyond the call of duty. In the years ahead, your resilience, determination and unwavering resolve, will be the bedrock upon which the Indian Army will continue to make the tricolour proud, in all its pursuits.”

Expressing the gratitude towards family members of the Cadets General Pandey said, “My compliments to the proud parents and guardians, for raising these fine men of character, who are today ready to be the guardians of the robust value system upheld by the Indian Army. Your role, Discipline & courage ensure strength of nation … contribution and continued support is acknowledged, without which this feat would not have been achieved. To transform these young boys into combat leaders, has been our shared vision, and today, we see it happening before us. The nation will remain indebted for your valued contribution.”

The Army Chief also congratulated the Gentleman Cadets from the Friendly Foreign Countries and said, “Let me congratulate all the forty-two (42) Gentleman Cadets from various Friendly Foreign Countries for having completed their training at the academy. I am sure, you as ambassadors of your country will carry back a treasure of good memories of the place and training with you and will cherish them forever. The Indian Military Academy has imparted training to you which forms a bedrock for your growth, both professionally and personally and will definitely strengthen the friendly ties between our countries.”

The Reviewing Officer presented the following awards:

  • The prestigious Sword of Honour award was awarded to Academy Under Officer Mihir Banerjee. Gold Medal for the Gentlemen Cadet standing First in the Order of Merit was awarded to Senior Under Officer Abhimanyu Singh.
  • Silver Medal for the Gentlemen Cadet standing Second in the Order of Merit was awarded to Academy Under Officer Mihir Banerjee.
  • Bronze Medal for the Gentlemen Cadet standing Third in the Order of Merit was awarded to Battallion Under Officer Kamalpreet Singh.
  • Silver Medal for the Gentlemen Cadet standing First in the Order of Merit from Technical Graduate Course was awarded to Junior Under Officer Sury Bhan Singh.
  • ‘Bangladesh Trophy & Medal’ for the Gentleman Cadet standing First in the Order of Merit from Foreign GCs was awarded to GC Kinga Lhendup (Bhutanese Army).
  • Chief of Army Staff Banner was awarded to Cassino Company for standing Overall First amongst 12 training companies for the Spring Term 2023.