By OUR STAFF REPORTER
DEHRADUN, 8 Dec: 427 GCs of 143 Regular Course, 126 Technical Graduate Course and 80 Foreign Gentlemen Cadets from seven friendly foreign countries passed out from the Indian Military Academy, Dehradun on 08 Dec. Lieutenant General D Anbu, Vice Chief of Army Staff reviewed the parade. The GCs displayed tremendous enthusiasm, vigour and zeal, putting up an excellent show, marching to Military tunes of `Col Bogey’ and `Sare Jahan Se Achha’ with pride and élan.
Congratulating the GCs on successful completion of their training at IMA, the Reviewing Officer complimented all cadets for the excellent parade, immaculate turnout as well as the crisp and energetic drill movements indicating the high standards of training and discipline imbibed by the young Gentlemen Cadets.
He also congratulated the award winners on their commendable achievement which is a reflection of their hard work and toil that they have put in while undergoing training at IMA. He expressed his felicitations to the Gentlemen Cadets of friendly foreign countries who were also getting commissioned.
At the end he said that IMA’s world class reputation and the achievements of its Officers are attributed to the outstanding quality of its instructors and staff. He acknowledged the commitment of the instructors and staff of the IMA and their dedication to the Gentlemen Cadets. Complimenting the effort, he said, that the IMA has instilled in the GCs a sense of duty, loyalty and service to the Nation. Finally, he congratulated the parents and the families once again for the accomplishment of the vibrant, energetic young men, which is a result of their support and encouragement.
The coveted Sword of Honour and Gold Medal was presented to ACA Arjun Thakur.
The Silver Medal for the Gentleman Cadet standing Second in the Order of Merit was presented to AUO Gurvir Singh Talwar.
The Bronze Medal for the Gentleman Cadet standing Third in the Order of Merit was presented to SUO Gurvansh Singh Gosal.
And the Silver Medal for the Gentleman Cadet standing First in the Order of Merit from Technical Graduate Course was presented to GC Harsh Bansiwal.
The Silver Medal for the Gentleman Cadet standing First in the Order of Merit from Foreign GCs was presented to CSM Bishal Chandra Wajee.
Chief of Army Staff Banner was awarded to Sangro Coy, MA Bn for standing Overall First amongst 16 companies for the Autumn Term 2018.
By OUR STAFF REPORTER