Secunderabad, 12 Dec (Maxim News): Thirty young and proud Gentlemen Cadets (GCs) of Technical Entry Scheme (TES-36) course passed out from the portals of Cadets Training Wing (CTW), Military College of Electronics and Mechanical Engineering (MCEME) under the aegis of Army Training Command at a solemn Passing Out Parade Ceremony organised at Cariappa Drill Square of CTW, Secunderabad today.
It was a memorable and momentous day for the GCs who were pipped as commissioned officers in the rank of ‘Lieutenant’ by senior military officers and welcomed into the proud fraternity of the officer cadre of the Indian Army.
The parade was presided over by Lieutenant General TSA Narayanan, Commandant, MCEME as Reviewing Officer. The General Officer addressed the young and vibrant cadets and welcomed them into a life of valour and duty. He stressed on the cadets of the Passing Out Course, the importance of professionalism, commitment and sacrifice which they will be required to make during their journey as an officer. As the cadets embark on a new chapter in their lives, Lt Gen TSA Narayanan apprised them of the challenges to national security and the call of duty that awaits them in their new role as officers of the mighty and technologically advanced Indian Army.
Platoon Cadet Captain R Rishab Shankar was awarded the prestigious Sword of Honour for standing first in the Overall Order of Merit, while Shivaji Platoon was awarded the coveted, GOC-in-C, ARTRAC Banner for winning the Inter Platoon Championship for Autumn Term-2020.
In consonance with the existing instructions on COVID-19 protocol, the parents and dear ones of the GCs were unable to attend the Passing out Parade as is the tradition. However, these events were covered through electronic and digital media in real time to enable the families and nation to witness the professionalism and commitment of the Indian Army despite prevailing pandemic and permitted parents, kith & kin of the Gentlemen Cadets to experience the pride and the emotional high in witnessing their sons don the ranks of the Indian Army. (Maxim News)