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2 Haryana lady cadets bag top honours at Officers Training Academy

IANS  |  Chennai 

Two lady cadets won the top honours of 2018, including the coveted Sword of Honour, at the passing out parade held in the (OTA) here on Saturday.

Academy Adjutant received the from Reviewing Dewan Rabindranath Soni, Commanding-in Chief, Senior Under was awarded the Silver Medal, the said in a statement.

A in Mechanical Engineering, quit a highly paid job in as a before joining OTA as a lady

Both the lady cadets are from and scored over more than 200 gentlemen cadets to bag the top two honours.

In the 55-year history of OTA, it is the third time that a lady has won the

The first to win the honour was in September 2010. She was followed by M. Anjana in March 2015.

The 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.

The Gold Medal was won by Academy Under Officer

A total of 255 Officer Cadets -- including 196 gentlemen cadets and 37 lady cadets commissioned as Officers of the -- passed out following completion of vigorous training at the Academy.

Those passing out also included two gentleman cadets and three lady cadets from Bhutan, nine gentleman cadets from and eight gentleman cadets from who were commissioned into their respective armies.

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First Published: Sat, March 10 2018. 18:16 IST
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