Training camps for IV and VII term cadets of Indian Naval Academy (INA), ‘Samudramanthan’ and ‘Varuna’, were conducted inside INA from 10 to 12 September 2020 whilst following all COVID-19 protocols.
211 cadets participated in cohort groups during the camps which are aimed at developing esprit-de-corps, camaraderie and leadership qualities, whilst testing physical endurance and mental strength of the cadets. The camp activities comprised endurance runs, small arms firing, construction of rafts and punting, obstacle courses, rowing and bunker building exercise along with other seamanship evolutions.
On the last day, the cadets participated in a quadrathlon comprising a 25/18 kms run in full battle gear, obstacle course and weapon firing. The three-day camp culminated with a campfire. Braveheart Squadron won the Camp Banner for both Camps ‘Samudramanthan’ and ‘Varuna’ for Autumn Term 2020. Vice Admiral M A Hampiholi, Commandant, INA awarded the camp banners to the winning squadron.