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 Autumn Term-20 Passing Out Courses comprising 147 Regular Course and 130 Technical Graduate Course was conducted at the Khetarpal Auditorium, IMA on December 9, 2020.
Gentleman Cadets were felicitated by Lt Gen Harinder Singh, Ati Vishisht Seva Medal, Yudh Seva Medal, Sena Medal, Vishisht 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.
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. IMA POP Autumn Term 2020: Deputy Commandant And Chief Instructor’s Parade Held at Indian Military Academy.
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.
It is pertinent that IMA showcased its standards in an impressive Passing Out Parade during June 20 despite all COVID constraints, which was widely streamed across media including record live viewership on social media. Parents and relatives are this term looking forward to being present for the Parade and share the joy of this ‘Once in a lifetime experience’.
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, in recognition of 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:
MEDALS & TROPHIES FOR INDL EXCELLENCE
AUTUMN TERM 2020
|S No||Award/ Medal/ Trophy||Awarded For||Awarded To|
|1.||PARACHUTE Regt Medal||GC adjudged best in Endurance and Physical Toughness of the POC||ACA Watandeep Singh Sidhu|
|2.||9 GR Medal||GC standing first in Mil Studies of the POC||BUO Ashish Kumar|
|3.||SIKH Regt Silver Medal||GC adjudged best Sportsman of the POC||BUO Nidesh Singh Yadav|
|4.||MARATHA LI Medal||GC adjudged best in PT of the POC||ACA Watandeep Singh Sidhu|
|5.||RAJPUT Regt Silver Medal||GC adjudged best in Academics of the POC||BUO Ashish Kumar|
|6.||SIKH LI Silver Medal (General Bhagat Memorial Medal)||GC adjudged best in Turnout and Drill of the POC||AUO Majji Giridhar|
|7.||RAJ RIF Medal||GC adjudged best in Tactical Ability of the POC||ACA Watandeep Singh Sidhu|
|8.||JAT Regt Silver Medal||GC adjudged best in OQ of the POC||AUO Majji Giridhar|
|9.||Corps of SIGNALS Medal||GC standing first in Science and Warfare of the POC||BUO Ashish Kumar|
|10.||Brigade of the GUARDS Medal||GC adjudged best in Service Subjects of the POC||AUO Majji Giridhar|
|11.||8 GR Medal “Sam Manekshaw Medal”||GC adjudged best in WT of the POC||GC Ishwar Gurung|
|12.||5 GR (FF) Medal||GC adjudged best Shot in LMG of the POC||JUO Palden Dukpa|
|13.||Grenadiers Trophy||GC adjudged best Shot in INSAS Rif of the POC||CSM Nadeem Ahmed Wani|
|14.||Motivation Trophy||GC adjudged Most Motivated GC of the POC||CSM Khagendar Pun|
|15.||Col HH Raja Sir Harindar Singh Brar, Bans Bahadur, KCSI, Raja of Faridkot Trophy||GC Adjudged Best in INSAS LMG||GC Jafar Khan S|
|16.||Maj Shaitan Singh, PVC(Posthumous) Trophy presented by 30thReg Course||GC Adjudged Best in WT||CQMS Patil Shivaji Dattatrya|
|17.||Deccan Horse Trophy||GC Adjudged Best Rider of POC||GC MS Jamwal|
|18.||8th Course Re-Union Trophy||GC Adjudged Best in IT||JUO Praveen|
BOOK PRIZES FOR INDL EXCELLENCE AUTUMN TERM 2020
|S/ No||Award/ Medal/ Trophy||Awarded For||Awarded To|
|1.||Academics||GC of POC (Both Reg and TGC) standing second in Academics||BCA Abhishek Kumar|
AWARD OF COURSE COMPLETION & DIPLOMA CERTIFICATE TO
ELIGIBLE FGCs OF POC AUTUMN TERM 2020
|S No||Country||No of Eligible FGCs for Course Completion Cert / Diploma||GC Earmarked to Receive|
|Course Completion Certificate|
|1.||Afghanistan||41||GC Samim Shorash|
|2.||Bhutan||17||JUO Tandin Dorji|
|3.||Maldives||01||GC Mohamed Sidheeq|
|4.||Mauritius||01||GC Chiranjeev Bungsy|
|5.||Myanmar||01||GC Thet Oo Lin Tun|
|6.||Nepal||02||GC Biplav Jung KC|
|7.||Sri Lanka||01||GC DPS Peiris|
|8.||Tajikistan||03||GC Khasanov Dzhamshed|
|9.||Vietnam||03*||*Already handed over in a Ceremony|
ROLLING TROPHIES TO COYs & BNs AUTUMN TERM 2020
|S No||Award/Medal/Trophy||Awarded For||Awarded To Coy|
|1.||Sir Alwyn Ezra Trophy||Coy Standing First in Weapon Trg||Cassino|
|2.||The Nawab of Jora Trophy||Coy Standing Second in Weapon Trg||Kohima|
|3.||Inter Coy Physical Trg Cup||Coy Standing Overall First in Physical Trg||Basantar|
|4.||3rd GORKHA Regt Trophy||Coy Standing Overall second in Physical Trg||Hajipir|
|5.||Burma Army Trophy||Coy Standing Overall First in Sports||Alamein|
|6.||Air Chief Marshal Dilbagh Singh Trophy||Coy Standing Overall Second in Sports||Cassino|
|7.||Admiral Sushil Kumar, AVSM, NM, ADC, Chief of Naval Staff Trophy||Coy Standing Overall First in Professional Competition||Basantar|
|8.||Governor of Uttarakhand Trophy||Coy Standing Overall First in Academics||Alamein|
|9.||ADG AE Trophy||Coy Standing Overall Second in Academics||Hajipir|
|10.||Army Cdr ARTRAC Banner||Coy Standing Overall Second in Inter Coy Championship||Basantar|
|11.||KUMAON Trophy||Coy Standing Overall First in Inter Coy Championship||Cassino|
|12.||Comdt’s Banner||Bn standing overall first in Inter Bn Championship||Bhagat Bn|
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 as 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 shall be sharing these proud moments of the POP with them. The Commandant wished the course all the success and glory ahead in the various arms and services alloted to them.