Academy Cadet Adjudant Gurumayum Kennedy Sharma of the Assam Rifles Cadre (currently Gentleman Cadet at OTA Gaya) made an impression during pre-commissioning training at Officers Training Academy (OTA) Gaya. On the occasion of the Commandants Awards Ceremony held at OTA Gaya on June 10, Kennedy, a native of Mamang Leikai Village in Manipur’s Thoubal district, was named best in overall performance, winning a total of seven medals and three trophies. Ministry of Defence in its statement said that Assam Rifles Cadre Soldier “excelled” during pre-commissioning training at OTA, Gaya.
Medals and trophies were given out for being first in the order of merit in SCO Course -46, best in Firing, best in Battle Obstacle Course (BOC), best in Academics, best in Service Subjects, best in Tactics, and a medal and bayonet pin for best in Weapon Training. Gurumayum Kennedy Sharma, ACA, will graduate on June 12, 2021. While sharing a picture on Twitter, Wing Commander Ratnakar Singh, Public Relations Officer, Ministry of Defence, Shillong wrote, “Assam Rifles Cadre Soldier (now GC at OTA Gaya), ACA Gurumayum Kennedy Sharma excelled during pre-commissioning trg at OTA, Gaya. He won 7 medals & 3 trophies at Cmdt’s Awards Ceremony & was adjudged best in overall performance.”