Saturday,12 June 2021, will undoubtedly go down in the history of IMA as another landmark milestone, where a total of 425 Gentlemen Cadets of 148 Regular Course and 131 Technical Graduate Course, including 84 Gentlemen Cadets from nine friendly foreign countries successfully passed out from the portals of Indian Military Academy, overcoming all challenges of COVID-19 and their rigorous training.
The GC’s displayed inspiring enthusiasm and zeal, and put up an excellent show on a cloudy Saturday morning, marching with perfection to Military tunes of
Col Bogey’,Sare Jahan Se Achha’, and ‘Kadam Kadam Badhaye Ja’ with poise and élan reflecting in each step. Their eyes clearly showed their determination to protect their motherland at any cost. They knew that their parents and loved ones were witnessing each step with great pride and affection through the live coverage on all media platforms across the globe.
To motivate and inspire the Passing Out Course, Lt Gen RP Singh, PVSM, AVSM, VSM, was present as the Reviewing Officer of the Parade. Lt Gen RP Singh, complimented the Instructors and Gentlemen Cadets for the excellent parade, pristine turn out as well as crisp, synergized drill movements indicating high standards of training and discipline imbibed by the young leaders.
Uttar Pradesh topped the list of most number of GC’s from respective states with 66 GC’s, followed by Harayana 38 GC’s and Uttarakhand with 37 GC’s.
The ‘Pipping Ceremony’, which is traditionally done by the parents of the Gentlemen Cadets, was this time carried out by the staff and instructors while observing all social distancing and personal protection protocols.
On a road less-traveled, I Debanik Singh, a selenophile, adventurer from the tranquil valley of Doon express gratitude to the readers who are the sole inspiration for us working hard to get you dinkum information of Uttarakhand.
I owe all the readers my loyalty and true spirit to write. After spending 14 years of my life in a laid-back city like Doon, it has instilled in me a trait of placidness,whilst writing journals is my maiden attempt to contribute back to the society.