A total of 610 gentleman cadets including 45 from six friendly countries took part today in a colourful Passing Out Parade at the end of their training at the Indian Military Academy.
Congratulating the gentlemen cadets on the completion of their training at the prestigious academy, GOC-in-C of South Western Command Lt Gen Sarath Chand, who was the reviewing officer for the POP, asked them to imbibe and uphold the IMA’s motto of valour and wisdom during their professional careers.
He said it will help them achieve professional competence and inculcate in them the qualities of fair play, civility, maturity and tolerance in adversity.
The IMA credo, which places safety, honour and welfare of the country first, has a universal appeal to men and women in uniform all over the world.
He asked them to be proud of the high standards of training they had received at the academy and utilise it to serve their respective countries.
“Being in uniform we have a definite role in contributing to the society and help in nation building,” he said.
The coveted sword of Honour went to Academy Cadet Adjutant Rajendra Singh Bisht.
The Gold Medal for the Gentleman Cadet standing First in the Overall Order of Merit was presented to Battalion Under Officer Aman Dhaka.
Out of a total of 565 gentlemen cadets from the country who passed out of the Academy the maximum 98 were from Uttar Pradesh followed by Bihar and Haryana which had 60 each.
Followed by 36 from Maharashtra, 35 from Rajasthan, Himachal Pradesh 32, Punjab 27, Tamil Nadu 21, Delhi 20, Kerala 16, Jammu and Kashmir 15, Madhya Pradesh 14, Karnataka and West Bengal 13 each.
Eight cadets each belonged from Andhra Pradesh and Jharkhand, seven from Odisha, six from Assam, four each from Telangana, Chandigarh, Gujarat and Chattisgarh, two from Manipur and one each from Meghalaya, Mizoram and Tripura.