IMA Ball Night – Autumn Term 2018: Precursor to December 8 Passing Out Parade Held at Indian Military Academy

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IMA Commandant Lt Gen SK Jha, PVSM, AVSM, YSM, SM with the winners (Picture Courtesy: Indian Military Academy)

In the run up to the Passing Out Parade (POP) of Autumn term 2018 which is scheduled on December 8, the glittering and most awaited social event, IMA ball was held at Indian Military Academy, Dehradun on Saturday. The IMA Ball is a precursor to the final event – the POP and is one of the most awaited ceremonies by Passing out Cadets. The ball party is held towards the end of each term to mark the culmination of the rigorous training schedule of the Course. The passing out cadets invite their ball partners to participate into the ball dance party. The event marked with fun and frolic can also be termed as the ‘Break Up Party’ for the Third Termers.

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IMA Commandant Lt Gen SK Jha, PVSM, AVSM, YSM, SM with his wife at IMA Ball Night (Picture Courtesy: Indian Military Academy)

The evening of joy, merriment and nostalgia commenced with the Commandant IMA, Lt Gen SK Jha, PVSM, AVSM, YSM, SM, who set the ball rolling.  The Gentleman Cadets (GCs) in evening military attire and the ladies in their dazzling best graced the gala event. The occasion was characterised by the display of a high sense of chivalry, courtesy, etiquette and gentlemanly conduct of the passing out course. These qualities which are imbibed and nurtured in the IMA, remain as an important part of their lives as officers on commissioning.

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Winners of IMA Ball night (Picture Courtesy: Indian Military Academy)

The highlight of the evening was the selection of Mr IMA and Miss IMA, in which the GCs and their lady guests participated whole-heartedly with great zeal and enthusiasm. Miss Kanika Paruthi was adjudged as Miss IMA, while Bhawna Jalal was the 1st runner-up and Ayushi Chauhan was adjudged the 2nd runner-up. GC Rishabh was declared as Mr IMA, while GC Brijesh Pal and  GC Sushant Dutta were adjudged 1st and 2nd runner-ups respectively.

 

 

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Indian Military Academy Autumn Term 2018: 810 GCs Participate In Cross-Country Event

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GCs taking part in the cross-country event held at IMA, Dehradun (Picture Courtesy: Indian Military Academy)

The Indian Military Academy is an institute where boys are groomed into men. Gentlemen Cadets (GCs) during their training at this premier institute are exposed to multifarious activities such as Weapon Training, Service and Academic Subjects, Drill, Physical Training, Sports, Outdoor Camps and extracurricular activities. These are aimed at making them battle ready and teach them necessary skills to execute various responsibilities and operational tasks with utmost professionalism during their service career. GCs are are also encouraged to achieve excellence at individual level and contribute constructively in team effort to infuse a sense of comradeship amongst them.

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Lt Gen S K Jha, PVSM, AVSM, YSM, SM, Commandant, IMA flagged off the event  (Picture Courtesy: Indian Military Academy)

As part of part of the training schedule, a cross country run as of GCs of Autumn term 2018 was held at the prestigious Indian Military Academy on 19 October 2018. The cross-country run is of 12 Kms. Lt Gen S K Jha, PVSM, AVSM, YSM, SM, Commandant of the academy flagged off the event which tests the limits of physical endurance, determination and will power of GCs.

The most colourful and awaited event of the academy saw participation of 810 gentle man cadets of IInd and IIIrd terms.  Highlight of the Cross country of this autumn term has been the joshful participation and increased sense of involvement of the Gentleman cadets with 100℅ participation and not having even a single dropout.

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 Keren Comapny of Bhagat Battalion attained the first position with 742 points (Picture Courtesy: Indian Military Academy)

Keren Company of Bhagat Battalion attained the first position with 742 points, while Basantar Company of the same Battalion got second position with 706 points. Jessore Company of Manekshaw Battalion came third on difference of average score with 706 points.

 

 

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GC shivkant yadav of Alamein Company with a timing of 38.16 minutes got first position while GC Himanshu Kashyap of Dograi Company and GC Abhishek Rai of Alamein Company came 2nd & 3rd with timings of 38.32 and 38.39 minutes respectively.

 

The event culminated with tug of war competition among new entrant Gentleman cadets followed by similar competition between commandant 15 and deputy commandant and Chief instructor 15 in which instructors of the Academy participated. The event witnessed a cheerful participation by officers, ladies and children of the Academy.

 

 

IMA Award Ceremony of Passing Out Course of 142 Regular, 125th TGC and 25th UES courses held at the Khetrapal Auditorium

 

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The Award Ceremony of Passing Out Course of 142 Regular, 125th TGC & 25th UES courses was held at the Khetrapal Auditorium, IMA on 06 Jun 2018. Lt Gen SK Jha, PVSM, AVSM, YSM, SM, Commandant, Indian Military Academy bestowed recognition and awards on outstanding Gentlemen Cadets who excelled in various fields during their pre-commission training at the Academy.

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Gentlemen Cadets during their training at this premier institute are exposed to multifarious activities such as Weapon Training, Service and Academic Subjects, Drill, Physical Training, Sports, Outdoor Camps and extracurricular activities. These are aimed at making them battle ready and teach them necessary skills to execute various responsibilities and operational tasks with utmost professionalism during their service career.

Gentlemen Cadets are also encouraged to achieve excellence at individual level and contribute constructively in team effort to infuse a sense of comradeship amongst them. Accordingly, Medals and Rolling trophies have been instituted at IMA, which mark the highest standards achieved at the Individual and Company levels.

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

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IMA Commandant Lt. Gen SK Jha addressing gentlemen cadets (Picture Courtesy: Indian Military Academy)

At the end, the Commandant in his address mentioned that it was important for an officer to maintain a competitive streak within the parameters of sportsmanship and fair play at all times. He 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.