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Army Cadet College Graduation Ceremony of the 123rd ACC Course

Army Cadet College Graduation Ceremony of the 123rd ACC Course

During the ceremony, Wing Cadet Quarter Master (WCQM) Dinesh Kumar was awarded the prestigious Chief of Army Staff (COAS) gold medal for securing the first position in the overall order of merit.

The Indian Military Academy (IMA) in Dehradun hosted the graduation ceremony for the 123rd Course of the Army Cadet College (ACC) on Saturday. Twenty-eight cadets received degrees conferred by Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, marking a significant milestone in their military careers.

Established to train and induct deserving soldiers into the Army’s officer cadre, ACC is an integral feeder wing of the IMA. The graduating cadets, after completing three years of rigorous training at ACC, will now proceed to the IMA for an additional year of pre-commissioning training.

In his convocation address, Lt Gen Sandeep Jain, Commandant of IMA, congratulated the cadets for their perseverance and successful completion of the challenging training program. He emphasized that the degrees represent a crucial phase in their professional journey, laying a strong foundation for their future roles in the Army.

During the ceremony, Wing Cadet Quarter Master (WCQM) Dinesh Kumar was awarded the prestigious Chief of Army Staff (COAS) gold medal for securing the first position in the overall order of merit. The COAS silver medal was awarded to Wing Cadet Captain (WCC) Jitendra Thirpola, while the bronze medal went to Company Quarter Master Sergeant (CQMS) Vikas Chouhan.

Additionally, WCQM Dinesh Kumar received the Commandant’s Silver Medal for achieving the top rank in the Science stream and service subjects. WCC Jitendra Thirpola was awarded the medal for securing the highest rank in the Humanities stream and service subjects.

WCQM Dinesh Kumar, hailing from Hanumangarh district in Rajasthan, aspires to join Army Aviation. WCC Jitendra Thirpola, from Khatima, Uttarakhand, aims to join the Gorkha Rifles.

The Commandant’s Banner was awarded to the Bogra Company for their exceptional performance in various competitions, including cross-country, bonding exercises, and academics.

Brigadier Sameer Karol, Commander of ACC, commended the cadets for their commitment and dedication, highlighting their all-around excellence throughout the training period.

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