By OUR STAFF REPORTER
DEHRADUN, 29 Nov: Twenty-one Cadets of the 184th Course graduated from RIMC, here, today. The Chief Guest on the occasion was General Bipin Rawat, Chief of Army Staff. Gen Rawat reached RIMC at around 10:30 a.m. and received the ‘Guard of Honour’ from the Cadets of the RIMC. A galaxy of senior officers of the Defence Forces was present.
The event was attended by various Heads of Military Installations from the valley. The Cadets received their parchment certificates during a glittering function at the Thimayya Auditorium. The cadets were also presented various awards for their excellent performance during the term.
The Sword of Honour went to Cadet Captain Harshvardhan Rathore; The Wavell Sword to Cadet Section Commander Tanmay Malik; the Maj Gen Manoharan Trophy for the Best in Computer to Cadet NCO Divyanshu Semwal; Lt Gen SS Dhillion Trophy to Cadet Section Commander Lalrindika; Col DH Parab Trophy to Cadet NCO Kapil Kishan Pandey; and the GOC UB Area Trophy for Best in Leadership to Cadet Section Commander Pranav Mittal.
The winner of the ‘Sword of Honour’ Cadet Captain Harshvardhan Rathore hails from Rajasthan. Father Shravan Singh Rathore is a teacher and his mother is a government employee in the state of Rajasthan.
General Rawat presented the awards and also went around the exhibition put up by the hobby clubs of the Cadets. Col Vivek Sharma, Commandant, presented the ‘End of the Term report’ in the jam-packed Thimayya Auditorium.
Gen Bipin Rawat presented Parchment Certificates and ‘End of the Term Awards’ to the passing out course. He praised the institution for having produced such outstanding cadets and also hailed the faculty for playing a vital role in the upbringing of the boys. He spoke about how it was important to understand the value of studies while maintaining robust physical and mental standards.
Cadets of RIMC enthralled the audience with their talent in Dance and Music, following the Award Ceremony. Cadets, parents and guests attended the special Ceremonial Lunch.
Some of the important dignitaries present on the occasion were Lt Gen Harish Thukral, GOC, Uttar Bharat Area, Lt Gen AS Bhinder, DGMT, Maj Gen JS Yadav, GOC, UK Sub Area, R/Admiral Adhir Arora, Joint Chief Hydrographer, NHO, Maj Gen JS Nehra, Deputy Commandant, IMA, Brig SM Ismail, Brig Training, IMA, Brig Rajvir Singh, Air Commodore Ajay Singh Pathania, Darshan Singh, Trustee, Welham Boys‘ School, Brig AAA Sinha and Col Arun Mamgain.
In the end, Cadet Captain Harshvardhan Rathore proposed the vote of thanks.