By OUR STAFF REPORTER
DEHRADUN, 1 Oct: The Indian Military Academy celebrated its 87th Raising Day, here, today. On this momentous occasion, Lt Gen SK Jha, Commandant, Indian Military Academy, conveyed his appreciation to the IMA fraternity for its dedication and contribution towards transforming the academy into a world class military institution. He reminded that the IMA had rendered outstanding service to the nation by nurturing thousands of well trained high calibre officers. He urged the Service and Civilian employees to work with the same zeal to bring greater laurels to the Academy. As part of the Raising Day celebrations various activities were organised which included felicitation of civilian staff and wreath laying at the War Memorial. IMA came into existence on 1 October, 1932. In the last 86 years, the Academy has grown in its training capacity from 40 to 1650 GCs. Till date, 61,762 Gentlemen Cadets have passed out from the portals of the Academy as officers, including Foreign Gentlemen Cadets from 33 Friendly Foreign countries. The Academy has a rich history and its alumni have excelled in all spheres of military and sports activities. They have etched stories of heroic valour and outstanding leadership in numerous battlefields across the world, winning many gallantry awards. On this special day, all members of the staff, Gentlemen Cadets, Service and civilian employees rededicated themselves to work with dedication and commitment to uphold the glorious legacy of the IMA.