IMA celebrates 150th birth anniv of field marshal Chetwode

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IMA celebrates 150th birth anniv of field marshal Chetwode

Thursday, 12 September 2019 | PNS | Dehradun

A series of events are being organised at the Indian Military Academy (IMA), Dehradun, to commemorate 150th birth anniversary of the Field Marshal Philip Walhouse Chetwode. The famous ‘Chetwode Credo’ of the Indian Army “the safety, honour and welfare of your country come first, always and every time Second, the honour, welfare and comfort of the men you command come next. Third, your own ease, comfort and safety come last, always and every time” was given by Field Marshall Chetwode, the then Commander in Chief of British India on 10 December, 1932, when he addressed the ‘Pioneers’, which was the first course to pass out form the portals of IMA.

A communiqué from the IMA informs that in his honour, a special segment on the life, achievement and contribution of the Field Marshal was included in the Inter Battalion Quiz Competition, spring term 2019. A special display was also organised  which depicted the life of the Field Marshal on a canvas and in the form of photographs by Arts Club and Photography Club during the End of Term Exhibition, Spring Term 2019. On September 6, an audio-visual presentation organised at Khetarpal Auditorium of the Academy by serving Officers of Indian Military Academy. On September 13, a seminar will be conducted to commemorate 150th Birth Anniversary the Field Marshal Chetwode.

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