DEHRADUN, Dec 8
All is set of Autumn term Passing out parade at Indian Military Academy slated to take place on Saturday.
Security arrangements have been tightened even as Bangladesh Army Chief will be the reviewing officer for the parade. Today a day ahead of parade, the Wreath Laying Ceremony was held at the War Memorial, Indian Military Academy during morning hours.
Lt Gen S.K. Jha, Commandant, Indian Military Academy along with officers and the Academy Under Officer on behalf of the passing out course laid wreaths and offered floral tributes to the gallant martyrs.
The Sanctum Sanctorum of the War Memorial is a seven and a half feet bronze statue of a Gentleman Cadet saluting with a sword. To the rear of the statue, are designed arches on which are etched the names of the 854 valiant alumni, who have sacrificed their lives till date.
The solemn ceremony is held every term as a precursor to the passing out parade that is to take place on Saturday, where a total of 487 Cadets will pass out . The ceremony is to pay homage to the brave alumni of this prestigious training academy, who have laid down their lives in keeping with the highest traditions of sacrifice to uphold the honour of the Nation.