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    Over 200 cadets pass out of Officers Training Academy

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    As part of COVID-19 guidelines to check the virus spread,parents of the cadets were not invited to witness the ceremony. The organisers had made elaborate arrangements to witness the passing out parade through various social media channels, a press release said.

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    Twenty cadets hailing from Bhutan, Afghanistan (10) and Maldives (2) also successfully completed their training at the academy.
    Chennai: As many as 181 gentlemen and 49 lady cadets were successfully commissioned into service at the Passing Out Parade at the Officers Training Academy here on Saturday. The event is normally held in September but was put off to today due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

    As part of COVID-19 guidelines to check the virus spread,parents of the cadets were not invited to witness the ceremony.

    The organisers had made elaborate arrangements to witness the passing out parade through various social media channels, a press release said.

    The parade was reviewed by Lieutenant General RP Singh, General Officer in Commanding-Chief Western Command.

    Twenty cadets hailing from Bhutan, Afghanistan (10) and Maldives (2) also successfully completed their training at the academy.

    The traditional drill and pipping ceremony marked the commissioning of the cadets on the occasion.

    Singh later handed over the sword of honour and the gold medal to Varun Ganapathy, silver medal to Mahadev Singh Rathore and bronze medal to Patil Dhiraj Patangrao.
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    3 Comments on this Story

    Rajendran Nair17 hours ago
    We don't expect discipline only on parade ground but every time and every where in service or not in service.This should be conveyed to the cadets.But very senior officers seldom practice discipline and discipline is explained in many ways.If a senior officer doesn't appreciate the bravery and courage of his subordinate then where is the discipline adhered.Example 1971 war hero Flying Officer K.P.Muralidharan MIA whom IAF was convinced of his war heroism, bileatedly and repeatedly recommended Maha Vir Chakra posthumously but the authorities refused to give the gallantry award on account of Time Bar for bravery.Why IAF didn't pressurise to honour and recognise this stupendous war hero.This is in public domain.The Pakistani press and the enemy pilot Wing Comdr SALIM MIRZA BEIG had eloquently praised this true air warrior for the Air battle of Peshawar skies.He also saved his flight commander Sqn Ldr.K.N.Bajapaye's life.He made three run over the base and destroyed many vital military installations before going down to the lost drop of fuel in his aircraft and the enemy fire.When defence chief demands discipline they have the morale duty to give back.Here a poor and courageous soldier is denied gallantry award on account of Time Bar For Bravery.What an absurd and foolishness to insult a war hero.Discipline should be implemented in war and peace and any where in your life.Sports,film writers etc celebrities are given rich gifts awards, military ranks promotion etc
    Harry Singh1 day ago
    God bless the saviour of the nation. May they be safe and do their job well. Congrats,Togers!
    Valerian Pereira2 days ago
    wonderful!
    See how smart the indian youth Look:
    smart in looks ... crisp: in walk: talk: discipline: punctuality: respect:
    make things happen
    hence:
    must from now start inducting every indian into military Boot Camp for 5 yeas:
    Tap their best Talent: Skill: Energy
    and make them most hand son and practical youth..
    an asset to the nation and churn world economy with best Productivity.
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