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Officers Training Academy OTA Gaya Passing Out Parade 9 December 2023

This year, a total of 128 cadets graduated from OTA Gaya, including participants from seven friendly countries.

The Officers Training Academy (OTA) in Gaya witnessed a grand spectacle on Saturday morning during its 24th Passing Out Parade. The academy was adorned in traditional military attire for the occasion. Following the parade, a Pipping Ceremony was conducted where military officers took their oaths.

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This year, a total of 128 cadets graduated from OTA Gaya, including participants from seven friendly countries. The cohort comprised 121 Indian cadets, five from Bhutan, and two from Vietnam. Notably, Uttar Pradesh contributed the highest number of cadets, with 31 graduates, followed by 13 from Uttarakhand, nine from Rajasthan, six from Madhya Pradesh, and three from Bihar.

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The parade featured cadets from the Technical Entry Scheme (TES) course number 42, including 101 officers and seven officers from friendly countries. Additionally, 27 officers from the Special Commission Officer Course number 51 also graduated. The TES-48 course saw 90 officer cadets participate in the parade, who are set to join various Army Cadet Training Wings for engineering degrees.

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The Passing Out Parade was remarkable for its display of exceptional drill movements, showcasing the cadets’ high level of training, pride, and coordination. The Chief Guest for the event was Navy Chief Admiral R Hari Kumar (PVSM, AVSM, VSM, ADC), an alumnus of the 61st course of the National Defence Academy, Khadakwasla, Pune.

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Officer Cadet Satvik Shivpuri was awarded the prestigious “Sword of Honor” for his outstanding performance in all rounds of the Passing Out Technical Entry Scheme Course. He also received the ‘Gold Medal’ for topping the merit list. The Gurez Company was honored with the Chief of Army Staff Banner for the best performance in the winter session of 2023.

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Admiral R Hari Kumar, addressing the parade, congratulated the officer cadets on their excellent drill and urged the future officers to serve their country and academy with selfless dedication and professionalism. He emphasized the importance of being a learned warrior.

The Admiral encouraged the graduating cadets to prepare themselves and their troops for future challenges and enhance their technical skills. He also congratulated the proud parents present at the parade, highlighting the honor of serving in the armed forces. The academy continues to provide quality military training to cadets from friendly countries like Bhutan, Vietnam, and others, nurturing them into successful military leaders for their national armies.

The Editorial Team at SSBCrack consists of professional writers, journalists and defence aspirants.
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