In the parade 382 Indian and 77 foreign Gentlemen Cadets participated with vigour, zeal and enthusiasm with perfect drill movements
As part of the preparation for the final Passing out Parade (PoP) scheduled on Saturday, a well coordinated and imposing; Deputy Commandant’s parade was held at Indian Military Academy (IMA) on Monday.
In the parade organised at Chetwode drill square 382 Indian and 77 foreign Gentlemen Cadets participated with vigour, zeal and enthusiasm with perfect drill movements. The reviewing officer of the parade was deputy commandant and chief instructor of the IMA, Major General G S Rawat.
In his address, Maj General Rawat complimented the Gentlemen Cadets (GC) of the Passing out Course for a good parade.
He mentioned that the efforts of the faculty and the hard work of the GCs were quite evident from the crisp and coordinated movements. The Deputy Commandant expressed confidence that the standard of the parade would improve further as the final POP on June 8, draws near.
Exhorting the ‘would be officers’ to lead by example, the soldiers who would be under their command, Maj General Rawat said. “ Indian troops are the best in the world, simple by heart, unquestionable loyal and filled with patriotism. But then, as an officer you have to earn their respect and trust by your action, conduct and demeanor and above all by the truthfulness and purity of your intention and action. Once you have earned their trust and loyalty they will follow you even to hell and conquer it with you.’’
Large number of school children and local citizens witnesses the parade at the drill square of Chetwode building.
The Public Relation Officer of IMA, Lt Col Shivendra Singh said that the duty of the IMA to train the GCs ends herein after which they will step into their Units and Regiments, who will groom them further and make them responsible and competent leaders.
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