The conduct of Parade was suitably modified so as to ensure COVID-19 related precautions. Parents of the cadets of Passing out course were invited to attend the parade. The event was also covered LIVE on Television and social media.
The Passing Out Parade of 141st Course was conducted at Khetarpal Parade Ground, NDA, Khadakwasla on 29 Oct 21. General MM Naravane, PVSM, AVSM, SM, VSM, ADC, Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) reviewed the parade.
Over 1000 cadets participated in the parade of which 305 cadets were from the passing out couse. This included 220 Army cadets, 41 Naval cadets and 44 Air Force cadets including 19 cadets from Friendly Foreign Countries (Bhutan, Tajik, Maldives, Vietnam, Tanzania, Kyrgyztan, Afghanistan, Srilanka, Myanmar, Turkmenistan, Sudan, Uzbekistan). The cadets will proceed for eight weeks of term break and thereafter join their respective Pre-Commisioning Training Academies. Cadets of the junior courses will report back to the NDA on 27 Dec 2021.
The meritorious cadets were awarded by the Reviewing Officer. Academy Cadet Captain Vamshi Krishna won the President’s Gold Medal for standing first in the overall order of merit. Battallion Cadet Captain SiripurapuLikhit won the President’s Silver Medal for standing second in the overall order of merit and Battalion Cadet Captain Harshvardhan Singh won the President’s Bronze Medal for standing third in the overall order of merit. Oscar Squadron bagged the prestigious ‘Chiefs of Staff Banner’, for being the Champion Squadron which was presented during the parade.
The Reviewing Officer congratulated all the passing out course cadets, the medal winners and the Champion Squadron. He emphasized on the need for continued learning to keep abreast with evolving technological advances and modern warfare. He exhorted the cadets that antimpag of training at NDA is only the ‘pahlakadam’ towards service to the nation. He also conveyed his gratitude to the parents of the passing out cadets for supporting their sons to choose and pursue career in the Armed Forces of India and also being their strength during these three years of their training at NDA. He complimented the staff of NDA for successfully completing the curriculum despite numerous constraints under the pandemic situation. In his address to the media, he affirmed that the training of women in NDA will be at par with training of men.