The Indian Military Academy, Dehradun in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic conducted the passing out parade for the spring term on 12th June 2021, following all the mandatory guidelines. This year also the ceremony was held without the presence of parents of the Gentlemen Cadets (GC) and the general public.
This year a total of 425 GCs (341 Indian GCs and 84 FGCs from nine foreign nations) from 148 regular course and 131 technical graduate course have passed out from the prestigious academy. The nine-friendly countries are Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Bhutan, Mauritius, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Tonga, Maldives, and Kyrgyzstan.
The reviewing officer of the parade this year was General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Western Command of the Army, Lieutenant General Ravendra Pal Singh. He along with IMA Commandant, Lieutenant General Harinder Singh reviewed the parade in an open jeep. The Adjutant of the parade was Lieutenant Colonel Raman Kakkar.
The award ceremony of the spring term courses was conducted at IMA’s Khetarpal Auditorium on Wednesday. Lieutenant General Harinder Singh gave medals and awards to cadets who excelled in various fields during their training period. Governor of Uttarakhand Trophy was awarded to Navsera Company. Cadet Arvind Kumar stood first in the academics competition and was awarded the Rajput Regiment Silver Medal. The prestigious motivational trophy was given to Foreign Gentlemen Cadet (FGC) from Bhutan, Kinley Norbu. The most coveted award, the Sword of Honour was given to Battalion Under Officer Mukesh Kumar.