The 87th raising day was celebrated by the Indian Military Academy (IMA) on Tuesday. Various activities were organized to celebrate the raising day which included felicitations to civilian staff and wreath laying at the War Memorial.
The commandant of IMA, Lieutenant General S K Jha, while conveying his appreciation to the IMA fraternity for their dedication and contribution towards transforming the Academy into a world class military institution said that the IMA had rendered outstanding service to the nation by nurturing thousands of well trained high calibre officers. He urged the Service and Civilian employees to work with the same zeal to bring greater laurels to the Academy.
The IMA came into existence on October 1, 1932. In the last 86 years, the Academy has grown in its training capacity of 40 Gentlemen Cadets (GCs) to 1650 GCs.
From the portals of the academy 61762 GCs have so far passed out to serve as officers in Indian Army. The Foreign Gentlemen Cadets from 33 Friendly Foreign countries have also passed out from the academy.
A communique of IMA said that academy has a rich history and its Alumni have excelled in all spheres of military and sports activities.
They have etched stories of heroic valour and outstanding leadership in numerous battlefields across the world, winning many gallantry awards.