Friday, 08 December 2023 | PNS | DEHRADUN
The commandant’s parade marked the culmination of pre commission training of 343 Indian and 29 gentlemen cadets from the 12 friendly foreign countries at the prestigious Indian Military Academy (IMA) on Thursday.
The IMA Commandant Lieutenant General Vijay Kumar Mishra reviewed the Parade and complimented all the gentleman cadets for their turnout and drill movements. He said, “Once commissioned, you will have the rare fortune of leading one of the finest soldiers the world has seen, they will dutifully obey all your commands and orders, but to earn their respect and admiration, you will have to establish yourself as leaders. Always remember that leadership is not about power or authority; it is about service and responsibility. Your actions and decisions will directly impact the lives of those under your command. Show empathy, inspire trust and foster a sense of camaraderie among your subordinates. Remember that leadership is not confined to the battlefield alone; It extends to the welfare of your troops, their families, and the communities you serve. Strive to be compassionate leaders, creating an environment where your team members can grow, thrive, and reach their full potential”.
The commandant added, “The world is constantly evolving, and it is your duty to stay ahead of the curve, adapting to new technologies, strategies and tactics.”
He further said, “As you leave the portals of the academy, be confident that you have received the best of the training necessary to take your rightful places in the services. Let the Chetwode motto guide your actions forever, let the academy motto put you on a path of learning and let the code of warrior be your dharma. So long you remember them, you will not go wrong. So go forth from here and be worthy of your country and the army that you are going to join.’’
The brigade of the Guards Medal for the GC standing best in service subjects of the Passing out Course (PoC) was presented to Akash Kaswan. The Rajput Regiment Silver Medal for the GC for standing best in Academics of the PoC was presented to Aditya Pratap Arya. The Jat Regiment silver medal for the officer cadet standing best in OQ of the PoC was presented to Nikhil Chib. The motivation trophy for the GC standing best in service subjects of the PoC was presented to Mohit Beniwal. The Bangladesh trophy for the GC standing best all round FGC of the PoC was presented to Shailesh Bhatta ( Nepal).
The Chief of Army Staff banner was awarded to Naushera company while Commandant’s banner was awarded to Carriappa battalion.