Recently, 610 Gentlemen Cadets walked their final steps (Antim Pag) from Indian Military Academy, Dehradun, to become new commissioned officers in the Indian Army. With this recent passing out of the cadets, the number of commissioned officers, who have passed out of IMA Dehradun since its start, has reached 57,075. This is really a proud moment for the Indian Military Academy.
Out of the 610 Gentlemen Cadets who have passed out, 98 are from the state of Uttar Pradesh, followed by 60 from Bihar and Haryana each, and 52 cadets from Uttarakhand. As per the statistics, a total of 1908 Foreign Gentlemen Cadets have passed out from the academy. 45 FGCs (Foreign Gentlemen Cadets) participated in the recent passing out parade conducted last Saturday.
The passing out parade of the Gentlemen Cadets was reviewed by Lt. Gen. Sarath Chand, who is the General Officer Commanding-in-Chief of the South Western Army. The reviewing officer advised the Gentlemen Cadets to absorb the inner spirit of Indian Military Academy’s motto in all sense. He said that doing this would help them to maintain professional competence and make use of traditional wisdom.
Sword of Honor
The Sword of Honor was awarded to Rajendra Singh Bisht for his best all round performance. The Gold medal was awarded to Aman Dhaka, Silver medal to N. Dinesh Kumar, and Bronze medal to Rajendra Singh Bisht for their performance in the regular course. Avijit Hazra Chowdhury was awarded the Silver medal for topping in the Technical Graduate Course.
The 610 new officer trainees who have now passed out from IMA will be posted as commissioned officers in the Indian Army. These Gentlemen Cadets are true role models for many of the Indian youth, who are dreaming to join Army and have a career of pride.