Gaya: A total of 83 officers, including 22 Special Commissioned Officers, were inducted in the Indian Army at an event at the Gaya Officers’ Training Academy on Saturday morning.
The induction ceremony and the preceding March Past was held in full military regalia with the guest Lt. Gen. Satish Dua, Chief of Integrated Staff Committee, entering the venue in a majestic horse-drawn carriage escorted by elegantly dressed mounted horse riders.
The 61 officers of the Technical Entry scheme, besides getting a one-year basic military training in 2015, completed a three-year course in military engineering at Military College of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering, Secunderabad, Military College of Telecommunication Engineering, Mhow, (MP) and College of Military Engineering, Pune.
Total 22 Special Commissioned Officers, all of them serving as military personnel in Junior Commissioned Officer and other ranks, aged between 28 and 35 years, were directly inducted after an year-long course in basic military training, combat, conventional and non-conventional warfare, anti-insurgency, disaster management and IED handling that include techniques to defuse/neutralise IEDs, particularly voice-controlled devices and letter bombs.
The function chief guest also awarded the Sword Of Honour to Adjudant Dipansh Soni for excellent performance during the training period.
Addressing the just-inducted officers, Lt. Gen. Dua exhorted them to imbibe the best traditions of the Indian Army, render selfless service to the nation and conduct themselves in a manner that brought pride both to the nation and their alma mater.
Lt. Gen. Dua also briefly apprised the officers of the challenges of military life and asked them to tailor their personality to the demands of the job. He also thanked the parents of the inducted officers and asked them to lend moral support to their wards in the fulfilment of their ambitions.
Courtesy: The Telegraph