In a ceremony held at historic Chetwode hall of Indian Military Academy (IMA) on Friday, 50 cadets of Army Cadet College (ACC) were awarded degrees. The ceremony was presided over by the Commandant of IMA, Lieutenant General J S Negi.
Among the Cadets awarded degrees, 31 were from humanities stream while 19 belonged to science stream. The cadets were conferred degrees of the prestigious Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi.
The Commandant, in his convocation address, congratulated the Course for successfully completing their challenging three years of training at the ACC Wing. He said “the degree that you all have just received represents a major milestone in your career and marks the end of an initial, but immensely important phase of your professional life”. He also said that “I would like to remind you that former Army Cadet College cadets have excelled and done us proud over the years.
The Principal of the Army Cadet College Wing, Dr Naveen Kumar while presenting the College report highlighted the high standards and commendable academic performance shown by the Cadets of the graduating course. He also appreciated the Cadets for successfully completing the course despite the challenges faced due to COVID restrictions.
In the end, the Commandant complimented Brigadier V M Chaudhari, the Commander Army Cadet College Wing, and his team of instructors, faculty members for their diligent efforts in shaping the Cadets into potential officers.
On the occasion, the Commandant’s Banner to the Champion Company was awarded to ‘Kargil Company’ which has won the banner fifth time in a row.The banner is awarded to the company, which excels in various competitions like sports, academics, camps, debates and interior economy.
The Army Cadet College has a rich history of training selected personnel from other ranks of all three Services who have the potential to become officers in the Indian Army. After three years of training at the Army Cadet College, the graduated course will join the Indian Military Academy for one year for their Pre-commissioning Training.
The effect of the Covid-19 pandemic was clearly visible during the ceremony. The cadets and the officers were wearing masks and were seen observing social distancing. The parents and spouse of the cadets could also not attend the ceremony.
The Award Winners list
I Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Medals.
1 Gold Medal : Arvind Bagoria
2 Silver Medal- Shivjeet Singh
3 Bronze Medal – Pawittarpal Singh
II Commandant’s Silver Medals.
1 First in Service Subjects – Arvind Bagoria
2 First in Humanities Stream: Arvind Bagoria
3 First in Science Stream- Pawittarpal Singh.