IMA POP Autumn 2019 – Multi Activity Display And “Son-Et-Lumiere” Show Held at Indian Military Academy, Rajnath Singh To Be Reviewing Officer of Passing Out Parade

 

Aa a prelude of Passing Out Parade (POP) at Indian Military Academy(IMA), a Multi Activity Display was conducted at Somnath Stadium on December 6, 2019. The Gentlemen Cadets (GCs) showcased the high standards of the training and physical excellence. The IMA is the premium training institute imparting Pre-Commissioning military training to the future leaders of Indian Army. The Display was witnessed by a large gathering of spectators, which included the Passing Out Course, their parents and relatives.

The aim of training at the Academy includes developing physical fitness and a robust mind with a sense of adventure amongst the Gentlemen Cadets. The Gentlemen Cadets showcased dare devil acts on horse back, which included tent pegging, trick riding and show jumping. Further, a scintillating performance by the Gentleman Cadets showcasing their physical prowess through their gymnastic agility and acrobatic skills. The Malkhamb Team of 5th Battalion Maratha Light Infantry surprised the audience by the display of their extraordinary skills. IMA Ball Night – Autumn Term 2019: Precursor to December 7 Passing Out Parade Held at Indian Military Academy; Yashaswini Sharma Adjudged Miss IMA, GC Dhruv Mehla Declared Mr IMA.

Shri Rajnath Singh Hon’ble Defence Minister of India along with Lt Gen SK Jha, PVSM, AVSM, YSM, SM, Comdt, IMA and Maj Gen GS Rawat, AVSM, YSM, SM DC&CI, IMA attending Sound and Light Show.jpg
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh attended the Light And Sound Show at IMA Picture Courtesy: IMA, Dehradun)

The second event of the day was the Continuity Drill and “Son-et-Lumiere’’ (Sound and Light show). The show was graced by Shri Rajnath Singh, Hon’ble Defence Minister of India the Reviewing Officer for the Passing Out Parade alongwith the parents of the passing out course and the visiting dignitaries.

The event was held at the sprawling Drill Square which provided the pristine environment for the conduct of the event, the spectacular show commenced with exquisite drill movements of Continuity Drill by the Gentlemen Cadets. A contingent comprised of sixty four Gentlemen Cadets bidding farewell to the senior colleagues, conducted a masterly display of drill movements synchronized with an accompanying band.

The Sound and Light Show conducted at The Indian Military Academy, is one of its kind in Armed forces in India. It is done in front of the famous Chetwode Building, covering a stage of more than 400 feet, it depicts the history of eight decades of Indian Military Academy. People come to know the discipline, bravery, camaraderie and the valour of the Heroes in making. It is more of a heritage and an iconic legacy into practice for more than 87 years. An audience of more than 3000 people and a crew of more than a hundred people. It uses live action, horses, lasers, light, films, world class audio and fireworks. All these activities of 40 minutes, give parents of Gentlemen Cadets, Officers and Guest an enthralling experience of their life time, and swells their hearts with pride.

IMA Ball Night – Autumn Term 2019: Precursor to December 7 Passing Out Parade Held at Indian Military Academy; Yashaswini Sharma Adjudged Miss IMA, GC Dhruv Mehla Declared Mr IMA

The glittering and most awaited social event for the Autumn Term 2019 – The
‘IMA Ball’, was held on November 23, 2019 at the Indian Military Academy. Yashaswini Sharma was adjudged as Miss IMA and Gentleman Cadet Dhruv Mehla was declared as Mr IMA. The proud winners won exquisite gift hampers. IMA Ball Night – Spring Term 2019: Precursor to June 8 Passing Out Parade Held at Indian Military Academy: Anushka Chauhan Adjudged Miss IMA, GC Armanjit Singh Declared Mr IMA

The evening of joy, merriment and nostalgia commenced with the Commandant
IMA, Lt Gen SK Jha, PVSM, AVSM, YSM, SM, rolling the symbolic ‘IMA Ball’. The
Gentleman Cadets looked radiant in evening military attire and the ladies were at their
dazzling best during the gala event.

Lt Gen SK Jha, PVSM, AVSM, YSM, SM, Commandant, Indian Military Academy and Mrs Anita Jha, the first lady of the Academy, with farewell to 145 Reg & 128 TGC course on the occasion of IMA Ball
IMA Commandant Lt Gen SK Jha (Picture Courtesy: IMA)

The IMA Ball is held at the end of each term to mark the culmination of a rigorous training schedule of the Passing Out Course. The event is marked with fun and frolic, it can also be termed as the ‘Break Up Party’ for the Passing Out Course. The IMA Ball is a precursor to the final event – The Passing Out Parade of the IMA, which is scheduled on December 7, 2019. IMA POP Spring Term 2019: Identical Twins Commissioned Into Indian Army After Completing Training From Indian Military Academy.

Lt Gen SK Jha, PVSM, AVSM, YSM, SM, Comdt, IMA and Mrs Anita Jha, the first lady of the Academy, Maj Gen GS Rawat, AVSM, YSM, SM, DC&CI and Mrs Anupa Rawat second lady of the Academy alongwith the winners of IMA Bal.jpg
Award winners of IMA Ball (Picture Courtesy: IMA)

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.The highlight of the evening was the selection of Mr IMA and Miss IMA, in which the Gentleman Cadets and their lady guests participated whole-heartedly with great zealm and enthusiasm.