To commemorate 75 glorious years of its existence, National Defence Academy undertakes hikes to four corners of India
Hike to the Easternmost & Southernmost corners of India, underway from 01 – 09 Dec
To commemorate the 75 Glorious Years of its existence, the National Defence Academy has undertaken hikes to four corners of India. The Hikes to Easternmost and Southernmost points by NDA cadets and staff are presently underway.
The hike to Indira Point (Southernmost corner of India) by a team comprising 10 NDA cadets and 03 instructors started on 01 Dec 2023 and will finish on 09 Dec 2023. During the hike, the team visited places of historical importance in the A & N island including Indira Point, cellular jail, Aberdeen Bazaar, PVC memorial, and Tsunami Memorial.
Another team comprising 10 NDA cadets and 03 instructors began the hike to Kibithu (the Easternmost corner of India) on 01 Dec 23 and they will finish it on 10 Dec 2023. During the hike, the team visited places of historical importance in the vicinity of Kibithu including Walong War Memorial, Wacha Border Meeting Point, and Dichu View Point. On 04 Dec 23, the team visited Kibithu village and interacted with the local population.
Both the teams also visited Schools en route and interacted with students. The students were motivated and inspired to join the Armed forces. These hikes also gave an opportunity to the participating NDA cadets to visit remote corners of India and experience field conditions in military installations around it.
Hikes to the Northernmost and Westernmost corners of India were conducted in June, 2023.Commandant, NDA Vice Admiral Ajay Kochhar congratulated all the teams.
These hikes will promote awareness about the National Defence Academy along with showcasing the role of Armed Forces in nation-building and securing the borders. The celebrations and activities to commemorate 75 glorious years of NDA will culminate on 16 Jan 2024.