The passing-out parade of Chennai’s Officers Training Academy was held on Saturday. A total of 322 officer cadets, including 266 men and 31 women, were commissioned as officers of the Indian Army, following the completion of vigorous training at the academy. Among the 322, one of the cadets that caught everyone’s attention was Lieutenant Swati Mahadik. Lieutenant Swati Mahadik is
Lieutenant Swati Mahadik is wife of Colonel Santosh Yashwant Mahadik, who laid down his life battling militants in Kupwara region of Jammu and Kashmir in November 2015. She joined the Officers Training Academy (OTA) to pursue his husband’s dream of serving the nation. General Officer Commanding-in-Chief Southe Command Lieutenant General PM Hariz reviewed the parade, which was commanded by Academy Under Officer Abhishek R. The
General Officer Commanding-in-Chief Southe Command Lieutenant General PM Hariz reviewed the parade, which was commanded by Academy Under Officer Abhishek R. The cadets marched out with precision from Parameshwaran Drill Square to the tune of ‘Auld Lang Syne’, taking the ‘Final Step,’ thus symbolising the end of their training. During the parade, the reviewing officer presented various awards. Later, in pipping ceremony, the Officers were pipped by their parents.he event was followed by an oath-taking ceremony.