By OUR STAFF REPORTER
Dehradun, 7 Jun: The Indian Military Academy is the premium training institute imparting military training to the future leaders of Indian Army. Showcasing the high standards of the training and physical excellence achieved by the Gentlemen Cadets of Indian Military Academy, a Multi Activity Display was conducted at Somnath Stadium, today, as a prelude to the Passing Out Parade. The Display was witnessed by a large gathering of spectators, which included the Passing Out Course, their parents and relatives.
Lt General Cherish Mathson, GOC-IN-C, South Western Command, the Reviewing Officer for the Passing Out Parade witnessed the display.
The aim of training at the Academy includes developing physical fitness and a robust mind with a sense of adventure amongst the Gentlemen Cadets. The Gentlemen Cadets showcased dare devil acts on horseback, which included tent pegging, trick riding and show jumping. Further, a scintillating performance was put up by the Gentleman Cadets showcasing their physical prowess through their gymnastic agility and acrobatic skills. The “Dare Devils” Motor Cycle Display Team of the Indian Army led by Capt Shikha Surbhi surprised the audience with their extraordinary skills on the motorcycle. The spectacular show of physical agility, quality horsemanship, riding and gymnastics mesmerised the august gathering.
The second event of the day was the Continuity Drill and “Son-et-Lumiere’’ (Sound and Light show) for the parents of the passing out course and the visiting dignitaries. Held at the historic Chetwode Drill Square, which provided the pristine environment for the conduct of the event, the spectacular show commenced with exquisite drill movements of Continuity Drill by the Gentlemen Cadets. A contingent comprising sixty-four Gentlemen Cadets bid farewell to the senior colleagues, conducting a masterly display of drill movements synchronised with an accompanying band. Following the continuity drill was the spectacular “Son-et-Lumiere”, a multimedia, audio-visual presentation on the theme “Indian Military Academy Through the Ages” which took the audience on a nostalgic journey of the Academy from its inception to its present status. The spectacular show combined with the effects of brilliant light and sound mesmerised the gathering.