The Indian Military Academy’s (IMA) passing out parade for the spring term 2021 will take place on June 12, 2021. The IMA POP spring term 2021 will be held at Chetwode Drill Square. The parade will be reviewed by Lieutenant General RP Singh, GOC-in-C, HQ Western Command. A total of 425 Gentlemen Cadets of 148 Regular Course and 131 Technical Graduate Course, including 84 GCs from friendly foreign countries will pass out from the IMA. Viewers can catch the live streaming of the IMA spring term 2021 on YouTube channel – “IMA POP and Pipping Ceremony June 2021”.
Due to the prevailing COVID-19 situation, the parents and the family members of the Passing Out Gentlemen Cadets will not be able to attend the ceremony. The entire event will however be showcased for them live on various media channels. The pipping ceremony, which is traditionally done by the parents of the Passing Out Course, will be solemnised by the Instructor staff posted at IMA.
Live Streaming of The IMA POP Spring 2021:
The ceremonies associated with the Passing Out Parade commenced on June 11, 2021, with a solemn wreath laying ceremony, where homage will be paid to the brave alumni of this prestigious training academy, 889 of whom have made the supreme sacrifice to uphold the honour of the Nation and protect its Sovereignty, in keeping with the highest traditions of the Indian Army.
The COVID pandemic posed serious challenges for the Academy but the extremely pro-active measures and strict enforcement of requisite protocols ensured a largely ‘COVID Free’ environment. The academy progressed uninterrupted training over last 16-18 months to fulfill its mandate of training future ready warrior leaders.