29 May 2019, Pune : The Convocation Ceremony of 136th NDA course was held at Habibullah Hall, NDA on 29 May 19. The Chief Guest for the occasion was Air Marshal Ajit Shankar Rao Bhonsle, AVSM, VSM, (Retd) Member, Union Public Service Commission.
A total of 251 cadets were conferred the degree from Jawaharlal Nehru University which included 55 cadets in Science stream, 114 cadets in Computer Science stream and 82 cadets in Arts stream. 7 cadets from friendly foreign countries were also awarded degrees during the programme. In addition to this, the first batch of B Tech comprising of 32 Naval Cadets also received training completion certificate of 3 years and will be conferred with the Degrees after completion of balance 1 year of Training at Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala.
The Chief Guest was received by Air Marshal IP Vipin, VM, Commandant, National Defence Academy. After Commandant’s address, the academic report of Spring Term-2019 was presented by the Principal, NDA. 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 of technology in Armed Forces and their importance in shaping India. He also motivated the future military leaders to carry forward the professionalism, ethos imbibed at the academy towards the service of the nation.
Battalion Cadet Adjutant K Sahu, won the Commandant’s Silver Medal and COAS Trophy for standing first in Science stream. Battalion Cadet Captain SKS Chauhan got the Commandant’s Silver Medal and the CNS Trophy for standing first in Computer Science stream. Battalion Cadet Captain A Kumar bagged the Commandant’s Silver Medal and the CAS Trophy for standing first in Arts stream. Cadet DS Deo won the Commandants’ Silver Medal for standing first in B Tech (till 3rd year of course).
Rear Admiral SK Grewal, NM, VSM, Deputy and Chief Instructor, presented the Vote of Thanks on the conclusion of Convocation Ceremony.