IMA POP Spring Term 2020: Award Ceremony Takes Place at Indian Military Academy

The awards are a true recognition of the tremendous achievements of the Gentlemen Cadets and acknowledge their pursuit for excellence not only confined to academics but encompassing the whole range of activities that make for a well rounded and balanced training. The Award Ceremony of Spring Term-20 Passing Out Courses comprising 146 Regular Course and 129 Technical Graduate Course was conducted at the Khetarpal Auditorium, IMA on 10 Jun 2020. Gentleman Cadets were felicitated by Lt Gen JS Negi, Param Vishisht Seva Medal, Ati Vishist Seva Medal, Yudh Seva Medal and Bar to Vishist Seva Medal, Commandant, Indian Military Academy. He bestowed medals and awards to the outstanding Gentlemen Cadets who excelled in various fields during their     pre-commission training at the Academy.

Lt Gen JS Negi, PVSM, AVSM, YSM, VSM__, Commandant, Indian Military Academy, addressing to Award winners to the Gentlemen Cadets of Passing Out Course
IMA Commandant Lt Gen JS Negi (Photo Credits: Indian Military Academy)

The training imparted to the Gentlemen Cadets at Indian Military Academy is designed to provide a comprehensive knowledge of military fundamentals and leadership, as well as proficiency in basic military skills. It aims to develop the qualities of character, intellect, fitness and competence needed by future ready officers, who at all times in their career must be prepared to lead.

While the COVID-19 outbreak disrupted training in most educational institutes in the world, Indian Military Academy implemented an effective COVID action plan integrating all preventive guidelines outlined by Ministry of Health, Army Headquarter and Army Training Command. It was however ensured that there was no dilution in training standards of the Gentleman Cadets, even as all precautions were taken and a healthy routine evolved for them.

The Commandant Prize distribution and award ceremony is an important event which recognizes and encourages the Gentlemen Cadets to achieve excellence at individual level and contribute constructively in team effort to infuse a sense of camaraderie amongst them. Accordingly, Medals and Rolling trophies have been instituted at IMA, which symbolise the highest standards achieved at individual and company level. On the occasion the following Gentlemen Cadets and Foreign Gentlemen Cadets from Friendly Foreign Countries were felicitated: –

The Commandant in his address mentioned that the country demands willing, unhesitating, unfaltering obedience and loyalty from each young Officer. He further elaborated that leadership is composite of a number of qualities. Among the most important are self-confidence, moral ascendancy, self-sacrifice, fairness, initiative, decision, dignity and courage. In his address to the award winners, the Commandant also said 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. 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. He commended all for having achieved such high standards despite the constraints and challenges due to the spread of COVID-19. He complimented the parents and dear ones of the award winners for being their strength and assured the course that their parents were with them in this proud moment through coverage on media. The Commandant wished the course all the success and glory ahead in the various arms and services alloted to them.

MEDALS & TROPHIES FOR INDL EXCELLENCE SPRING TERM 2020: 

S No Award/ Medal/ Trophy Awarded For Awarded To
Medals
1. PARACHUTE Regt Medal GC adjudged best in Endurance and Physical Toughness of the POC SUO Saurabh Gupta
2. 9 GR Medal GC standing first in Mil Studies of the POC SGT Abhay Kumar Banka
3. SIKH Regt Silver Medal GC adjudged best Sportsman of the POC BUO Akashdeep Singh Dhillon
4. MARATHA LI  Medal GC adjudged best in PT of the POC ACA Sakshyam Rana
5. RAJPUT Regt Silver Medal GC adjudged best in Academics of the POC GC Sumit Sangwan
6. SIKH LI Silver Medal (General Bhagat Memorial Medal) GC adjudged best in Turnout and Drill of the POC SUO Ajay Singh Dafauti
7. Corps of SIGNALS Medal GC standing first in Science and Warfare of the POC SUO Digvijay Singh Shekhawat
8. RAJ RIF Medal GC adjudged best in Tactical Ability of the POC BUO Arpit Garg
9. Brigade of the GUARDS Medal GC adjudged best in Service Subjects of the POC AUO Shiv Kumar Singh Chauhan
10. JAT Regt Silver Medal GC adjudged best in OQ of the POC BUO Sandeep Koranga
11. 5 GR(FF) Medal GC adjudged best Shot  in LMG of the POC GC Vinay Manhas
12. 8 GR Medal “Sam Manekshaw Medal” GC adjudged best in WT of the POC BUO Arpit Garg
Trophies  
13. Grenadiers Trophy GC adjudged best Shot in INSAS Rif of the POC GC Dummida Uma Mahesh
14. Motivation Trophy GC adjudged Most Motivated  GC of the POC BUO Akashdeep Singh Dhillon
15. Col HH Raja Sir Harindar Singh Brar, Bans Bahadur, KCSI, Raja of Faridkot Trophy GC Adjudged  Best in INSAS LMG AUO Shiv Kumar Singh Chauhan
16. Maj Shaitan Singh,  PVC(Posthumous) Trophy presented by 30thReg Course GC Adjudged Best in WT CSM Bankar Shankar Uttamrao
17. Deccan Horse Trophy GC Adjudged  Best Rider of POC GC Omkar Dalvi
18. 8th Course Re-Union Trophy GC Adjudged  Best in IT GC Lakshay Ahlawat

 

BOOK PRIZES FOR INDL EXCELLENCE SPRING TERM 2020

 

S/ No Award/ Medal/ Trophy Awarded For Awarded To
1. Journalism Club GC of POC (Both Reg and TGC ) adjudged best in Journalism Club Activity CSM Rahul Yadav
2. Academics GC of POC (Both Reg and TGC) standing second in Academics AUO Shiv Kumar Singh Chauhan

 

 

 

AWARD OF COURSE COMPLETION & DIPLOMA CERTIFICATE TO ELIGIBLE FGCs OF POC

SPRING TERM 2020

 

S No Country No of Eligible FGCs for Course Completion Cert / Diploma GC Earmarked to Receive
Course Completion Certificate
1. Afghanistan 48 GC Najifullah
2. Bhutan 13 GC Chimmi Namgyal
3. Fiji 02 GC Ilimotama Rakavono
4. Maldives 03 GC Majid Hussain
5. Mauritius 03 GC Doushan Mohun
6. Papua New Guinea 01 GC Moses Darren Tibong
7. Sri Lanka 01 GC MNS Silva
8. Tajikistan 18* *Already handed over in a Ceremony
9. Vietnam 01 JUO Don Van Son
Total 90  

 

ROLLING TROPHIES TO COYs & BNs SPRING TERM 2020

 

S No Award/Medal/

Trophy

Awarded For Awarded To Coy
1. Sir Alwyn Ezra Trophy Coy Standing First in Weapon Trg Kohima
2. The Nawab of Jora Trophy Coy Standing Second in Weapon Trg Naushera
3. Inter Coy Physical Trg Cup Coy Standing Overall First in Physical Trg Sinhgarh
4. 3rd GORKHA Regt Trophy Coy Standing Overall second in Physical Trg Jessore
5. Burma Army Trophy Coy Standing Overall First in Sports Poonch &

Dograi

6. Air Chief Marshal Dilbagh Singh Trophy Coy Standing Overall Second in Sports Chushul
7. Admiral Sushil Kumar, AVSM, NM, ADC, Chief of Naval Staff Trophy Coy Standing Overall First in Professional Competition Alamein
8. Central Indian Horse Trophy Coy Standing First in Eqtn Competition Jessore
9. PBG Trophy Coy Standing Second in Eqtn Competition Alamein
10. Governor of Uttarakhand Trophy Coy Standing Overall First in Academics Keren
11. ADG AE Trophy Coy Standing Overall Second in Academics Basantar
12. Army Cdr ARTRAC Banner Coy Standing Overall Second in Inter Coy Championship Dograi
13. KUMAON Trophy Coy Standing Overall First in Inter Coy Championship Alamein & Sinhgarh
14. Comdt’s Banner Bn Standing Overall First in Inter Bn Championship Thimayya Bn

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