IMA POP Spring Term 2021 Award Ceremony For Passing Out Courses Held at Khetarpal Auditorium of 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-21 Passing Out Courses comprising 148 Regular Course and 131 Technical Graduate Course was conducted at the Khetarpal Auditorium, IMA on June 9, 2021. IMA POP Spring Term 2021: Deputy Commandant & Chief Instructor’s Parade Held At Indian Military Academy’s Chetwode Drill Square.

Gentleman Cadets were felicitated by Lt Gen Harinder Singh, 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.

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 training at the Academy has continued for almost 16 months without a break, reflective of the resolve and commitment.

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

On the occasion, the following Gentlemen Cadets and Foreign Gentlemen Cadets from Friendly Foreign Countries were felicitated: –

Here Is The Award List:



S NoAward/ Medal/ TrophyAwarded ForAwarded To
1.PARACHUTE Regt MedalGC adjudged best in Endurance and Physical Toughness of the POCJUO Astik
2.9 GR MedalGC standing first in Mil Studies of the POCCSM Saksham Goswami
3.SIKH Regt Silver MedalGC adjudged best Sportsman of the POCBUO Mukesh Kumar  
4.DOGRA Regt & SCOUT Wing  MedalGC adjudged best in Obst Competition of the POCGC Dinesh Jaggi
5.MARATHA LI  MedalGC adjudged best in PT of the POCJUO Kinley Norbu
6.SIKH LI Silver Medal (General Bhagat Memorial Medal)GC adjudged best in Turnout and Drill of the POCJUO Kinley Norbu
7.RAJPUT Regt Silver MedalGC adjudged best in Academics of the POCCQMS Arvind Kumar Bagoria
8.JAT Regt Silver MedalGC adjudged best in OQ of the POCBUO Shivam Kumar
9.Corps of SIGNALS MedalGC standing first in Science and Warfare of the POCGC Ashish
10.Brigade of the GUARDS MedalGC adjudged best in Service Subjects of the POCAUO Deepak Singh
11.8 GR Medal “Sam Manekshaw Medal”GC adjudged best in WT of the POCSUO Pradeep Thapa
12.5 GR(FF) MedalGC adjudged best Shot  in LMG of the POCGC Manjeet Singh
14.JAK Rif MedalGC adjudged second best in Tactical Ability of the POCGC Manjeet Singh
15.RAJ RIF MedalGC adjudged best in Tactical Ability of the POCGC Saksham Goswami
16.Grenadiers TrophyGC adjudged best Shot in INSAS Rif of the POCGC Neeraj Rathore
17.Motivation TrophyGC adjudged Most Motivated  GC of the POCJUO Kinley Norbu
18.Col HH Raja Sir Harindar Singh Brar, Bans Bahadur, KCSI, Raja of Faridkot TrophyGC Adjudged  Best in INSAS LMGGC Shivam Choudhary
20.Deccan Horse TrophyGC Adjudged  Best Rider of POCGC Surender Singh
21.8th Course Re-Union TrophyGC Adjudged  Best in ITSGT Prajjwal Kala
19.Maj Shaitan Singh,  PVC(Posthumous) Trophy presented by 30thReg CourseGC Adjudged Best in WTGC Neeraj Rathore



S/ NoAward/ Medal/ TrophyAwarded ForAwarded To
1.M & D ClubGC of POC (Both Reg and TGC) adjudged best in M&D Club ActivityGC Karun Bakshi
2.Journalism ClubGC of POC (Both Reg and TGC ) adjudged best in Journalism Club ActivityGC Naveen
3Arts ClubGC of POC adjudged best in Arts Club ActivityGC Subham Kumar
4.AcademicsGC of POC (Both Reg and TGC) standing second in AcademicsCSM Saksham Goswami
5.Paper Writing CompetitionGC of POC won the Paper Writing CompetitionGC Sumeet Mal
6Excellent performanceGC from FFCsGC Ehsanullah Saadat (Afghanistan)
7.Leadership Matrix (Book Review)GCs of POC adjudged best in Leadership Matrix (Book Review)SUO Affan Hussain
8.Leadership Matrix (Lecturette)GCs of POC adjudged best in Leadership Matrix (Lecturette)CSM Saksham Goswami
9.Leadership Matrix (Review Essay)GCs of POC adjudged best in Leadership Matrix (Review Essay)SUO Affan Hussain



S NoCountryNo of Eligible FGCs for Course Completion Cert / DiplomaGC Earmarked to Receive
1.Afghanistan43FGC Ehsaullah Saadat
2.Bhutan18JUO Kinley Norbu
3.Maldives01GC Ahmed Mowmur
4.Mauritius04GC Christian
5.Kyrgyzstan01JUO Bekhbolotov Kuban
6.Tonga01GC OV Vete
7.Sri Lanka01GC Dilushan Vijaysinghe
8.Tajikistan13GC Abrahim Jon
9.Vietnam02GC Dang Quacdung



S NoAward/Medal/ TrophyAwarded ForAwarded To CoyBn
1.Sir Alwyn Ezra TrophyCoy Standing First in Weapon TrgAlameinTh
2.The Nawab of JoraTrophyCoy Standing Second in Weapon TrgKerenBh
3.Inter Coy Physical Trg CupCoy Standing Overall First in Physical TrgSangroMa
4.3rd GORKHA Regt TrophyCoy Standing Overall second in Physical TrgZojilaMa
5.Burma Army TrophyCoy Standing Overall First in SportsDograiTh
6.Air Chief Marshal Dilbagh Singh TrophyCoy Standing Overall Second in SportsJessoreMa
7.Admiral Sushil Kumar, AVSM, NM, ADC, Chief of Naval Staff TrophyCoy Standing Overall First in Professional CompetitionMeiktilla  Th
8.Governor of Uttarakhand TrophyCoy Standing Overall First in AcademicsNausheraCa
9.ADG AE TrophyCoy Standing Overall Second in AcademicsKerenBh
10.Army Cdr ARTRAC BannerCoy Standing Overall Second in Inter Coy ChampionshipNausheraCa
11.KUMAON TrophyCoy Standing Overall First in Inter Coy ChampionshipDograiTh
12.JAT Regt TrophyCoy Standing Second in Professional Championship (PT, WT, Drill & Service Sub)ZojilaMa
13.Comdt’s BannerDrill First in Inter Bn ChampionshipThimayya Bn
14. Coy Standing First in Ex Diamond BeltAlamein Coy & Chusul Coy/ Th Bn Jointly stood first in Ex Diamond Belt

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.

Lt Gen Singh 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. The Commandant wished the course all the success and glory ahead in the various arms and services alloted to them.

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Published by Sumit Sharma

Journalist and passionate for Indian Defence forces.

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