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Accoutrement Ceremony at IMA

Accoutrement Ceremony at IMA
Commandant of the IMA Lt Gen SK Jha awarding a Gentleman Cadet at the Accoutrement Ceremony. Tribune photo

Tribune News Service

Dehradun, December 3

The much awaited Accoutrement Ceremony (after the allotment of Arms and Services) for autumn term 2017 for the 141 Regular Course, 124 Technical Graduate Course and 25A University Entry Scheme took place at the Vikram Batra Mess in the Indian Military Academy today. The ceremony is held after the allotment of the arms and services two weeks ago. The ceremony was presided over by the Commandant Indian Military Academy Lt Gen SK Jha and the senior veterans of each Arm and Service. Various trophies and medals awarded during the ceremony to the Gentlemen Cadets standing first or second in the Order of Merit, on being commissioned into the respective Arms and Services included – Madras Regiment Medal to Chandrakant Acharya, for being first in infantry and the 3 Gorkha Rifles Medal to Amarpreet Singh Dhatt for standing second in infantry. Mechanised Infantry Medal and Trophy was bagged by Rishabh Kumar. Army Ordinance Corps Medal was awarded to Inderjit Singh. Regiment of Artillery Medal and Trophy was awarded to Hemant Poonia, who stood first in artillery. The ceremony signifies a momentous occasion in the lives of the Gentlemen Cadets wherein they are welcomed into the folds of their respective regiments and services. It marks the beginning of an association of a lifetime.