Two lady cadets won the top honours of 2018, including the coveted Sword of Honour, at the passing out parade held in the Officers Training Academy (OTA) here on Saturday.
Academy Cadet Adjutant Preeti Choudhary received the Sword of Honour from Reviewing Officer Lt. General Dewan Rabindranath Soni, General Officer Commanding-in Chief, Southern Command. Senior Under Officer Vreeti was awarded the Silver Medal, the Defence Ministry said in a statement.
Both the lady cadets are from Haryana and scored over more than 200 gentlemen cadets to bag the top two honours.
The Sword of Honour is awarded to the First Cadet in overall order of merit. An Officer Cadet has to perform exceedingly well in physical tests, academic training, weapons training, leadership qualities, field engineering and drill apart from winning competitions like cross country run, boxing, debate and others.
Those passing out also included two gentleman cadets and three lady cadets from Bhutan, nine gentleman cadets from Afghanistan and eight gentleman cadets from Tajikistan who were commissioned into their respective armies.
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