IMA Passing Out Parade of Spring Term 2013

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Saturday, 08 June 2013 14:59

705 Gentelman Cadets (GCs) will pass out of the hallowed portals of the prestigious Indian Military Academy (IMA) today after completing a year (in some cases year and a half) long rigorous training. Of these 631 are Indian cadets and 74 are foreign cadets from other countries. The GCs will cross the threshhold with the words 'Antim Pag' which means 'final steps' inscribed on the gates of the Chetwode building and go on to become bonafide commissioned officers in the Indian Army. It is to be noted that the ceremonial throwing of caps in the air has been banned now. The reviewing officer for today's POP is Air Chief Marshal NAK Brown. The Prestigious Sword of Honour which is given to the best all round Gentelman Cadet will go Sidhant Suhag.

On the eve of the POP, a rememberance ceremony was held on Friday at the War Memorial on the Academy to pay homage to all the brave hearts of the Indian Military Academy who sacrificed their lives for the honour of their country. IMA Commandant, Lt General Manvender Singh, along with next of kin of martyrs, officers and their families, Gentlemen Cadets and their parents paid homage to the martyrs by laying the wreath.

The security arrangements are very tight for today's ceremony and only those with passes will be allowed entry.