On Saturday, November 22, 252 trainees, including Midshipmen from the 103 Indian Naval Academy Course, cadets from the 36 Naval Orientation Course (Regular), 36 Naval Orientation Course (Coast Guard), 36 Naval Orientation Course (Foreign), and 32, 33, & 34 Naval Orientation Course (Extended), graduated with honors, completing their ab-initio training. 35 female trainees and 16 foreign cadets from 7 different nations make up the graduating class.
After reviewing the Parade, Air Marshal Balabhadra Radha Krishna, Chief of Integrated Defense Staff to the Chairman of the Chiefs of Staff Committee (CISC), presented medals to deserving Cadets and Midshipmen.
Awards and honors
The ‘President’s Gold Medal’ for the Indian Naval Academy BTech Course was awarded to Midshipman Anivesh Singh Parihar. The other medal winners were as follows:
- CNS Silver medal for INAC B. Tech Course – Midshipman Manoj Kumar
- FOC-in-C South Bronze Medal for INAC B. Tech Course- Midshipman Vishwajeet Vijay Patil
- CNS Gold Medal for NOC (33 Ext) – Cadet Gaurav Rao
- FOC-in-C South Silver Medal for NOC (33Ext) – Cadet Raghav Sareen
- Commandant, INA Bronze Medal for NOC (33 Ext) – Cadet Aaron Ajith John
- CNS Gold Medal for NOC (Regular) – Cadet P Yasmitha N
- Commandant, INA Silver Medal for NOC (Regular)- Cadet KR Padmavathi
- Zamorin Trophy for Best All round women cadet – Cadet Yasmitha N
- CNS Gold Medal for NOC (34 Ext)- Cadet Harsh Ashok Sharma
- Commandant, INA Silver Medal for NOC (34 Ext)- Cadet Pavan Kumar Gandi
- Commandant, INA Bronze Medal for NOC (34 Ext) – Cadet Tejas Anup Srivastava
To the traditional sounds of “Auld Lang Syne,” the heartfelt farewell song sung by military forces around the world while bidding adieu to colleagues and comrades, the successful trainees marched past the Indian Naval Academy’s Quarterdeck in Slow March for their “Antim Pag,” or final step.
The trainees on display received praise from Air Marshal Balabhadra Radha Krishna for their flawless appearance, astute drill, and graceful motions. The Reviewing Officer emphasized the fundamental virtues of courage, duty, and honor. The passing out trainees received their stripes from the Reviewing Officer and other dignitaries, who also expressed their appreciation for them for successfully completing the demanding training.
Glimpses of the INA Passing Out Parade
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