wards ceremony was held at Khetrapal auditorium of Indian Military Academy (IMA) on Wednesday during which outstanding Gentlemen Cadets (GC) excelling in various fields during their pre-commission training at the Academy were felicitated.
In the ceremony, the Gentlemen Cadets (GC) who performed exceptionally well during the various activities of Passing Out Course (POC) of 143 Regular and 126 Technical Graduate Course (TGC) were awarded.
The Commandant of IMA, Lieutenant General, S K Jha bestowed recognition and awards on the GCs.
In his address, the Commandant said that it is 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.
The IMA Commandant reminded the GCs that in the profession of arms, it is always a collective and a team effort. “There are no runners up in war,” he said.
An IMA communiqué informs that the GCs during their training at this premier institute were exposed to multifarious activities such as weapon training, service and academic subjects, drill, physical training, sports, outdoor camps and extracurricular activities. They 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, the communiqué says.
The GCs are also encouraged to achieve excellence at individual level and contribute constructively in team effort to infuse a sense of comradeship among them.
Accordingly, Medals and Rolling trophies have been instituted at IMA, which mark the highest standards achieved at the Individual and Company levels, the IMA communiqué adds.
The officiating Vice Chancellor (VC) of the Uttarakhand Technical University (UTU), B K Singh distributed certificates among the Foreign Gentleman Cadets (FGC) for successful completion of their course. These FGCs were awarded diploma certificates in Military studies and Defence Management by the UTU.
In the ceremony, the Basantar Company was presented with the Admiral Sushil Kumar Chief of Naval Staff trophy for standing overall first in professional competition.
While for standing overall first in intercompany championship, the Sangro Company was provided Kumaon trophy.