The Officers’ Training Academy, Gaya wore a spectacular look with traditional military regalia and splendour. The occasion was the 19th Passing Out Parade of Twenty officers of the Special Commissioned Officers’ Course (SCO)-46 was held on June 12, 2021. The SCO Course also included Nine Gentlemen Cadets who were commissioned as officers into the Assam Rifles, while Sixty Gentlemen Cadets of TES-43 Course proceeded to various Army Cadet Training Wings to pursue a degree in Engineering at Military College of Electronics and Mechanical Engineering, Secunderabad, Military College of Telecommunication Engineering, Mhow and College of Military Engineering, Pune.
The Gentlemen Cadets enthralled everyone with their elegant and synchronised drill movements. Lieutenant General G A V Reddy, Shaurya Chakra, Vishisht Seva Medal Commandant, Officers’ Training Academy, Gaya was the Reviewing Officer of the parade. The Silver Medal for standing first in the order of merit amongst the passing out Special Commissioned Officers’ Course was awarded to Academy Cadet Adjutant Gurumayum Kennedy Sharma and Gurez Company was awarded the Chief of Army Staff Banner for Spring Term 2021 for Best Overall Performance as a company. IMA POP Spring Term 2021: 425 GCs, Including 84 From Friendly Foreign Countries Pass Out From Academy; Check State-Wise and Country-Wise List of Cadets.
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Addressing the parade, the General Officer congratulated the Gentlemen Cadets for their excellent drill. Lieutenant General G A V Reddy urged the future officers to make their Nation and their Alma Mater proud by rendering selfless, dedicated and professional service. He emphasised the importance of being scholar warriors, spearheading innovative responses to myriad challenges on the battlefield so as to outthink; and outperform the adversaries. IMA POP Spring Term 2021: 341 GCs Commissioned Into Indian Army; 84 Gentlemen Cadets From Friendly Foreign Countries Pass Out From Indian Military Academy.
Congratulating the proud parents who were witnessing the event via live streaming, Lieutenant General G A V Reddy said that they were amongst the lucky few whose sons will get the opportunity to serve in the Armed Forces which stand amongst the best in the world. Officers’ Training Academy, Gaya was raised on 18 July 2011 with the motto of ‘Shaurya Gyan Sankalp’ (Courage, Knowledge and Resolve). Presently, the Academy conducts training for Technical Entry Scheme (TES) and Special Commissioned Officer (SCO) entries. The Gentlemen Cadets of TES course join the Academy after completing their intermediate exams, while SCO Gentlemen Cadets are selected from the ranks.