Passing Out Parade of the Officers Training Academy was held at Chennai on 10 Sep 2016. A total of 269 Officer Cadets were commissioned as Officers following the completion of vigorous training at the Academy.Shri Pranab Mukherjee, President of India reviewed the spectacular parade which was commanded by Academy Under Officer (AUO) Varun Singh Chauhan .
It is only the third time in the 53 year old history of OTA, that the President is reviewing the Parade.The proud parents of the Officer Cadets, dignitaries and members of the diplomatic fraternity witnessed the mesmerising parade.The president urged the young officers to work diligently and selflessly for the safety and honor of the country.
The Officer Cadets were piped as officers, by their parents in front of the Parameshwaran Drill Square. The newly commissioned officers would also be awarded a Post Graduate Diploma in Defence Management and Strategic Studies by the Madras University.
Here are the images from the Event :
Source : ADGPI