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Graduation Ceremony of Army Cadet College 117th course Held

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By OUR STAFF REPORTER
DEHRADUN, 5 Jun: The Army Cadet College is an
integral feeder wing of the Indian Military Academy. The college was established with the aim to train and induct deserving soldiers into officer cadre. A total of 29 Cadets of the Army Cadet College (ACC) Wing, graduated on 05 Jun 2021 from the portals of IMA. They were awarded degrees during the presentation ceremony, held at the Khetarpal Auditorium. These degrees were conferred upon the Cadets by the prestigious Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. Amongst the 29 Cadets, 12 graduated in Science Stream and 17 in Humanities Stream. The ceremony was presided over by Lieutenant General Harinder Singh, Param Vishisht Seva Medal, Ati Vishisht Seva Medal, Yudh Seva Medal, Sena Medal, Vishisht Seva Medal, Commandant, Indian Military Academy. The Army Cadet College has a rich history of training selected personnel from other ranks of all the three Services who display potential to become officers in the Indian Army. After three years of training at the Army Cadet College, the Cadets of the graduating course will join the Indian Military Academy for one year, for their Pre-Commissioning Training. The ACC cadets commissioned as officers have deep prior understanding of a soldier’s life and have done the nation proud through their varied achievements. Brigadier Shailesh Sati, Commander ACC Wing, while addressing the graduating group highlighted the commitment & dedication shown by them. He also appreciated the Cadets for their all round excellence despite the challenges faced due to COVID restrictions. The Commandant, Indian Military Academy, in his convocation address, congratulated the Course for successfully completing their challenging three years of training at the Army Cadet College Wing. In his address, he said, “The degree that you all have just received represents a major milestone in your career and marks the end of an initial, but immensely important phase of your professional life”. He also said that “I would like to remind you that former Army Cadet College cadets have excelled and done us proud over the years. They have won the highest gallantry awards, the Param Vir Chakra and the Ashok Chakra, passed out from the Indian Military Academy with the prestigious Sword of Honour and have risen to high ranks. These illustrious predecessors have left an excellent legacy for all of you to emulate”.