Pune: A total of 297 cadets were conferred upon the degree of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) during the Convocation ceremony of 139th National Defence Academy (NDA) course was held at Habibullah Hall, NDA in Pune on Friday.
Among them, 49 cadets were from science stream, 113 from computer science stream and 55 cadets in Arts stream.
Also, 12 cadets were from friendly foreign countries.
In addition to this, the fourth batch of BTech comprising of 45 Naval cadets and 35 Air Force cadets also received course completion certificates.
They would continue the fourth year of their BTech curriculum at their respective service academy.
The Chief Guest for the occasion was Prof(Dr.) Nitin R Kamalkar, Vice-Chancellor, Savitribai Phule, Pune University, Pune.
The chief guest was received by National Defence Academy Commandant Lt Gen Asit Mistry.
After Commandant’s address, the academic report of Autumn Term-20 was presented by Principal, NDA Prof(Dr) O P Shukla.
The chief guest in his convocation address congratulated the cadets of the passing out course for undergoing the training with dedication and hard work.
He emphasized about the role and importance of armed forces in shaping India and also motivated the future military leaders to carry forward the professionalism and ethos imbibed at the academy towards the service of the nation.
Cadet Quartermaster Sergeant Arkshit Kapoor won the Commandant’s Silver medal and Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Trophy presented by General K Sundarji for standing first in Science stream, Squadran Cadet Captain Parul Yadav won the Commandant’s Silver medal and Chief of the Naval Staff (CNS) Trophy presented by Admiral Sureesh Mehta for standing first in computer science Stream.
Battalion cadet Adjutant Dhananjay Jasrotia bagged the Commandant’s Silver Medal and Chief of the Air Staff (CAS) Trophy presented by Air Chief Marshal N C Suri for standing first in Arts Stream and Squadron Cadet Captain Sawan Maan won the Commandant’s Silver Medal and Admiral OS Dawson’s Trophy for standing first in B.Tech.
Rear Admiral Atul Anand, Deputy Commandant and Chief Instructor, presented the Vote of Thanks on conclusion of the Convocation ceremony.
The passing out parade of 139th NDA course will be held on Saturday.
The Reviewing officer for the parade is Air Chief Marshal Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria.