Graduation Ceremony Of Army Cadet College 117th Course Held at Khetarpal Auditorium of Indian Military Academy

The Army Cadet College is an integral feeder wing of the Indian Military Academy. The college was established with the aim to train and induct deserving soldiers into officer cadre. A total of 29 Cadets of the Army Cadet College (ACC) Wing graduated on June 5, 2021, and were awarded degree during the presentation ceremony at the Khetarpal Auditorium of the Indian Military Academy. These degrees were conferred upon the Cadets by the prestigious Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.

Amongst the 29 Cadets, 12 are graduating in Science Stream and 17 in Humanities Stream. The ceremony was presided over by Lieutenant General Harinder Singh, Param Vishisht Seva Medal, Ati Vishisht Seva Medal, Yudh Seva Medal, Sena Medal, Vishisht Seva Medal, Commandant, Indian Military Academy. The Army Cadet College has a rich history of training selected personnel from other ranks of all the three Services who display potential to become officers in the Indian Army.

After three years of training at the Army Cadet College, the Cadets of the graduating course will join the Indian Military Academy for one year for their Pre-Commissioning Training. The ACC cadets commissioned as officers have deep prior understanding of a soldier’s life and have done the nation proud through their varied achievements.

Brigadier Shailesh Sati, Commander ACC Wing while addressing highlighted the commitment & dedication shown by the Cadets of the Graduating course. He also appreciated the Cadets for their all round excellence despite the challenges faced due to COVID-19 restrictions. IMA POP Spring Term 2021 on June 12; Indian Military Academy Prepares For Passing Out Parade, Parents of GCs Not Allowed Due to COVD-19.

The Commandant, Indian Military Academy, in his convocation address, congratulated the Course for successfully completing their challenging three years of training at the Army Cadet College Wing. In his address, 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. They have won the highest gallantry awards, the Param Vir Chakra and the Ashok Chakra, passed out from the Indian Military Academy with the prestigious Sword of Honour and have risen to high ranks. These illustrious predecessors have left an excellent legacy for all of you to emulate”.

The Award Winners of 117 Army Cadet College Wing Course are as follows:-

COAS Medals

Gold Medal                                         : WCA RITURAJ SINGH.

Silver Medal                                       : WCC VIKRAM GAUTAM.

Bronze Medal                                    : WCQM DUBAL RANA.

Commandant’s Silver Medals:

First in Service Subjects                 : WCQM DUBAL RANA.

First in Humanities Stream           : CCC BIRENDRA SINGH.

First in Science Stream   : WCA RITURAJ SINGH.

On this occasion, Lt Gen Harinder Singh, Param Vishisht Seva Medal, Ati Vishisht Seva Medal, Yudh Seva Medal, Sena Medal, Vishisht Seva Medal, also awarded the Commandant’s Banner to the Champion BOGRA Company of Army Cadet College. The Banner is awarded to the Company, which excels in various competitions like Sports, Academics, Camps, Debates and Interior Economy.

In the end, the Commandant complimented Brigadier Shailesh Sati, Commander Army Cadet College Wing, and his team of instructors, Faculty Members for their diligent efforts in shaping the Cadets into potential officers. He also congratulated the parents and spouse who could not participate in this ceremony due to COVID-19 restrictions, for the achievements of the Cadets.

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Published by Sumit Sharma

Journalist and passionate for Indian Defence forces.

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