The Passing Out Parade symbolises the culmination of rigorous training and transformation of a Gentleman cadet into a young Officer. Amidst the global Pandemic and challenges posed by COVID, the Deputy Commandant & Chief Instructor’s (DC&CI) parade was conducted on June 8, 2021 at the historic Chetwode drill square, wherein 341 Indian and 84 Foreign Gentlemen Cadets displayed their pristine / immaculate turnout and precision marching. This marks preparation for the grand finale on June 12, 21 to be reviewed by senior Army Hierarchy. IMA POP Spring Term 2021 on June 12; Indian Military Academy Prepares For Passing Out Parade, Parents of GCs Not Allowed Due to COVID-19.
The Parade was reviewed by Maj Gen JS Mangat, Vishist Seva Medal, Deputy Commandant & Chief Instructor of the Indian Military Academy. He complimented the gentleman cadets and encouraged them to be the finest officers of Indian Army. He also emphasized the importance of valour, honour, ethos and fine traditions of Indian Army. He mentioned that the efforts of the faculty and the hard work of the Gentlemen Cadets was quite evident from the crisp and coordinated movements on the Drill Square. Graduation Ceremony Of Army Cadet College 117th Course Held at Khetarpal Auditorium of Indian Military Academy.
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During the address to the passing out course Maj Gen JS Mangat, said that “the GCs have been taught to ‘Lead by Example’ and the soldiers who would be under their command should look up to them with pride. Indian troops are the best in the world, simple by heart, with unquestionable loyalty and hearts filled with patriotism. But then, as an officer you have to earn their respect and trust by your action, conduct and demeanor and above all by the truthfulness and purity of your intention and action. Once you have earned their trust and loyalty, they will follow you to every battle and win it for you”.
The General complimented Gentlemen Cadets from nine friendly foreign countries on successful completion of the training and wished them all the success ahead as they carry the cherished memories of their time at IMA. The Parade was reflective of the excellence that the Academy has always stood for and set the stage for the stellar conduct of the main events scheduled for June 12, 2021, which shall be telecast live on various channels and the social media.