An Awards ceremony was held at Khetrapal auditorium of Indian Military Academy (IMA) on Tuesday in which outstanding Gentlemen Cadets (GC) excelling in various fields during their pre-commission training at the Academy were felicitated.
In the ceremony, the GC who performed exceptionally well during the various activities of Passing Out Course (POC) of 144 Regular and 127 Technical Graduate Course (TGC) were awarded.
The Commandant of IMA, Lieutenant General, S K Jha bestowed recognition and awards to the GCs.
In his address, the Commandant said that it is important for an officer to maintain a competitive streak within the parameters of sportsmanship and fair play at all times.
He mentioned that the urge to win and excel as a team should always be there.The IMA Commandant reminded the GCs that in the profession of arms, it is always a collective and a team effort that is important and there are no runners up in war.
An IMA communiqué informs that the GCs during their training at this premier institute are exposed to multifarious activities such as weapon training, service and academic subjects, drill, physical training, sports, outdoor camps and extracurricular activities. These are aimed at making them battle ready and teach them necessary skills to execute various responsibilities and operational tasks with utmost professionalism during their service career.
The GCs are also encouraged to achieve excellence at individual level and contribute constructively in team effort to infuse a sense of comradeship among them. Accordingly, Medals and Rolling trophies have been instituted at IMA, which mark the highest standards achieved at the Individual and Company levels.
The Vice Chancellor (VC) of the Uttarakhand Technical University (UTU), Dr Narendra S Chaudhary distributed certificates to the Foreign Gentleman Cadets (FGC) for successful completion of their course.
These FGCs were awarded diploma certificates in Military studies and Defence Management by the UTU.
In the ceremony, the Dograi Company was presented with the Admiral Sushil Kumar, Chief of Naval Staff trophy for standing overall first in Professional Competition.
While for standing overall first in intercompany Championship, the Keren Company was provided Kumaon trophy.
The Parachute regiment medal for GC adjusted best in endurance and physical toughness was awarded to Manoj Dagar.