IMA POP Spring Term 2022: GCs Felicitated For Stellar Performance At Indian Military Academy; Bangladesh Trophy Given To Foreign GC JUO Tenzin Namgay, Check Complete List

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-22 Passing Out Courses comprising 150 Regular Course and 133 Technical Graduate Course was conducted at the Chetwode Hall, IMA on 08 June 2022. Gentleman Cadets were felicitated by Lt Gen Harinder Singh, Param Vishisht Seva Medal, Ati Vishisht Seva Medal, Yudh Seva Medal, Sena Medal, Vishisht Seva Medal, Commandant, Indian Military Academy. He bestowed medals and awards to the outstanding Gentleman Cadets who excelled in various fields during their pre-commission training at the Academy.

The training imparted to the Gentleman 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.

The Commandant’s Prize distribution and Award Ceremony is an important event which recognizes and encourages the Gentleman 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 group level.

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

Awards List.

S No
Award/ Medal/ Trophy
Awarded For
Awarded To

Medals

1.
PARACHUTE Regt Medal
GC adjudged best in Endurance and Physical Toughness of the POC
GC Ajay Kumar

2.
9 GR Medal
GC standing first in Mil Studies of the POC
GC Himneesh

3.
SIKH Regt Silver Medal
GC adjudged best Sportsman of the POC
SUO Parttik Bahadur Chhetri

4.
DOGRA Regt & SCOUT Wing Medal
GC adjudged best in Obst Competition of the POC
GC Ajay Kumar

5.
MARATHA LI Medal
GC adjudged best in PT of the POC
ACA Mausam Vats

6.
RAJPUT Regt Silver Medal
GC adjudged best in Academics of the POC
SUO Arvind Singh Chauhan

7.
SIKH LI Silver Medal (General Bhagat Memorial Medal)
GC adjudged best in Turnout and Drill of the POC
CSM Vivek Kumar

Medals

8.
Corps of SIGNALS Medal
GC standing first in Science and Warfare of the POC
GC Anirudh Rawat

9.
RAJ RIF Medal
GC adjudged best in Tactical Ability of the POC
CQMS Kunal Malhan

10.
JAK Rif Medal
GC adjudged second best in Tactical Ability of the POC
BCA Ketan Patial

11.
Brigade of the GUARDS Medal
GC adjudged best in Service Subjects of the POC
AUO Niraj Singh Papola

12.
JAT Regt Silver Medal
GC adjudged best in OQ of the POC
ACA Mausam Vats

13.
5 GR(FF) Medal
GC adjudged best Shot in LMG of the POC
JUO Aman Ahlawat

14.
8 GR Medal “Sam Manekshaw Medal”
GC adjudged best in WT of the POC
GC Rajyavardhan Singh

Trophies

15.
Grenadiers Trophy
GC adjudged best Shot in INSAS Rif of the POC
GC Rajyavardhan Singh

16.
Motivation Trophy
GC adjudged Most Motivated GC of the POC
BUO Utkarsh Nainwal

17.
Col HH Raja Sir Harindar Singh Brar, Bans Bahadur, KCSI, Raja of Faridkot Trophy
GC Adjudged Best in INSAS LMG
JUO Aman Ahlawat

18.
Maj Shaitan Singh, PVC (Posthumous) Trophy presented by 30thReg Course
GC Adjudged Best in WT
Sgt Divyansh Chand

19.
Deccan Horse Trophy
GC Adjudged Best Rider of POC
JUO JP Dorji

20.
8th Course Re-Union Trophy
GC Adjudged Best in IT
BCA Rituraj Singh

21.
Bangladesh Trophy
Best All Round FGC of the POC
JUO Tenzin Namgay

S No Award/ Medal/ Trophy Awarded For CoyBn
1.KUMAON TrophyCoy Standing Overall First in Inter Coy ChampionshipSangroTh Bn
2.Comdt’s BannerBn Standing overall first in Inter Bn ChampionshipManekshaw Bn

BOOK PRIZES FOR INDL EXCELLENCE

SPRING TERM 2022

S/ NoAward/ Medal/ Trophy Awarded For Awarded To
1.M & D ClubGC of POC (Both Reg and TGC) adjudged best in M&D Club ActivityBCA Rituraj Singh
2.Journalism ClubGC of POC (Both Reg and TGC ) adjudged best in Journalism Club ActivityGC Aditya Singh
3.AcademicsGC of POC (Both Reg and TGC) standing second in AcademicsBCA Ketan Patial

ROLLING TROPHIES TO COYs & BNs

SPRING TERM 2022

S NoAward/Medal/ Trophy Awarded For Awarded To CoyBn
1.Sir Alwyn Ezra TrophyCoy Standing First in Weapon TrgCassinoBh Bn
2.The Nawab of Jora TrophyCoy Standing Second in Weapon TrgKerenBh Bn
3.Inter Coy Physical Trg CupCoy Standing Overall First in Physical TrgImphalMa Bn
4.3rd GORKHA Regt TrophyCoy Standing Overall second in Physical TrgSangroTh Bn
5.Burma Army TrophyCoy Standing Overall First in SportsSangroTh Bn
6.Air Chief Marshal Dilbagh Singh TrophyCoy Standing Overall Second in SportsImphalMa Bn
7.Admiral Sushil Kumar, AVSM, NM, ADC, Chief of Naval Staff TrophyCoy Standing Overall First in Professional CompetitionSangroTh Bn
8.Central Indian Horse TrophyCoy Standing First in Eqtn CompetitionNausheraCa Bn
9.PBG TrophyCoy Standing Second in Eqtn CompetitionZojilaMa Bn
10.Governor of Uttarakhand TrophyCoy Standing Overall First in AcademicsKohimaCa Bn
11.ADG AE TrophyCoy Standing Overall Second in AcademicsPoonchCa Bn
12.DG Sigs Silver Trophy Bn Standing Overall First in Inter Coy IT Competition  Manekshaw Bn
13.Jat Regt TrophyCoy Standing Overall Second in Professional CompetitionJessoreMa Bn
14.Army Cdr ARTRAC BannerCoy Standing Overall Second in Inter Coy ChampionshipKerenBh Bn

AWARD OF COURSE COMPLETION & DIPLOMA CERTIFICATE TO ELIGIBLE FGCs OF POC SPRING TERM 2022

S No CountryNo of Eligible FGCs for Course Completion Cert / DiplomaGC Earmarked to Receive
Course Completion Certificate
1.Afghanistan43GC Jamal Mosawery
2.Bhutan18GC Phuntsho Tashi
3.Kyrgyzstan1GC Taalaibek Kalabekov
4.Maldives3GC Ali Amir
5.Nepal1GC Samir Kumar Budhathoki
6.Sri Lanka3GC SKV Pabasara
7.Tajikistan19GC Qurbonali Siyovushi
8.Tanzania1GC Fahad Salum Ally
Total89 

The Commandant in his address mentioned that battlefield today has extended beyond the frontline, the operational spectrum has become complex, and the adversary does not follow rules. Conflicts today are multi-dimensional with fusion of contact and non-contact warfare, networks, information, and cyber warfare waged by state as well as non-state actors. The future would require soldiers to not only have deep understanding of nature of modern warfare but also be adept and trained to operate in a climate of complex battle field environment. He further elaborated that in the military, when the situation gets tough, armed forces rise to the level of expectations of own and their units, organisation, and the country. Therein, the military leaders have to rely on battle drills & quick-decision making to outsmart & outclass the enemy. Leadership therefore remains a key determinant of victory. The young warrior leaders must endear themselves to their soldiers and inspire them towards selfless and brave conduct.

The Commandant 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 allotted to them.

Published by Sumit Sharma

Journalist and passionate for Indian Defence forces.

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