New Delhi: The Indian Naval Academy (INA), Ezhimala will hold its Passing out Parade (POP) for Autumn Term 2019 on Saturday, 30 November. The President’s Colours, which were awarded to INA on 20 November this year will be paraded for the first time during the Passing Out Parade for Autumn 2019.
Trainees comprising Midshipmen and Cadets of the 97th Indian Naval Academy Course (B.Tech), 97th Indian Naval Academy Course (M.Sc), 28th Naval Orientation Course (Extended), 29th Naval Orientation Course (Regular) and 29th Naval Orientation Course (Coast Guard), will pass out as Officers on successful completion of their training. Six trainees of various friendly foreign nations will also pass out this term.
Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Karambir Singh will be the Reviewing Officer for the event. The parade will be witnessed by parents and guardians of the passing out trainees as well as a large number of outstation dignitaries.
Trainees of Indian Naval Academy’s four year B.Tech degree course will be awarded their degrees during the convocation ceremony today (29 November) by Dr. TG Sitharam, Director IIT Guwahati.
The passing out courses will be administered the Oath of Allegiance by Rear Admiral Tarun Sobti, Deputy Commandant and Chief Instructor, INA. To commemorate the sacrifices of soldiers, a Wreath Laying Ceremony is also planned at the War Memorial ‘Prerna Sthal’ of INA. An outdoor training demonstration by the trainees and INA band shall also add to the list of events conducted around the Parade, said a Press release from the Ministry of Defence.
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