Picture Courtesy: Indian Military Academy (IMA)
After rigorous and hard training of one and half years, third termer cadets get the opportunity to have a glimpse of the lighter side of Army officer’s Life on ‘IMA Ball’. Cadets are allowed to invite their Ball partner for this ball night. “IMA Ball’ is held at the end of every term. This event make cadets realize that they are now ready to step into the world as an officers of Indian Army. Showcasing the bravery in the battlefield is also complemented by their decent, respectful and noble behaviour in the social gatherings which make them a ‘true gentlemen’.
This time IMA Ball took place on 28th May for the spring term, two weeks before the Passing out Parade, which is going to be held on 11th June 2016. This event is also termed as ‘Break-Up Party’ for the third termers. Display of officer like qualities e.g. Courtesy, Chivalry, Gentlemanly were at peak during this event. These qualities are imbibed in gentlemen cadets during the entire course of training in IMA.
Commandant of IMA, LT. Gen. SK Saini, YSM, VSM set the ball rolling and the evening of joy began with energetic Gentlemen Cadets (GC’s) displaying their talent on the dance floor. Highlight of the event was the selection of Mr. and Miss IMA. Miss Deepika Rawat was adjudged as Miss IMA and GC Aman Dhaka was declared as Mr. IMA. Gift hampers were given to the winners.
With this, count down to the Passing out Parade has begun, the day when these GC’s will be commissioned into Indian Army as officers.