NDA’s top cadets aspire to take family legacy ahead

ST Correspondent
Friday, 31 May 2019

“The training programme acquainted me with my capabilities at each step of the training. I would say that the training here truly prepares us for the challenges that we are going to face in our service ahead. Especially, Camp Torana prepares us for the most difficult of the physical as well as mental obstacles,” President’s Gold medal winner DCC Sandeep Koranga said. 

Pune: Taking their family legacy ahead, all three winners of President’s medals from the 136th course at the National Defence Academy (NDA) aspire to do the best in their service.
 
Along with their determination and family support, they attribute their success to the tough, yet exemplary training at NDA.

“The training programme acquainted me with my capabilities at each step of the training. I would say that the training here truly prepares us for the challenges that we are going to face in our service ahead. Especially, Camp Torana prepares us for the most difficult of the physical as well as mental obstacles,” President’s Gold medal winner DCC Sandeep Koranga said. 

All set to join Indian Military Academy (IMA) for further training, Koranga’s interest lies in the infantry. “My grandfather was in the infantry. Since I have joined NDA, especially after our field visits, I have always dreamt of joining the infantry and I am looking forward to it,” the successful cadet added.

Following him was the Navy Cadet Battalion Cadet Adjutant Divyam Dwivedi, whose love for the Armed Forces was inspired by his elder brother.

“My brother passed out of the 132nd batch of NDA and he is now serving in the Indian Navy. I aspire to be like him. I would like to be part of the executive branch in the Navy, mostly aviation,” he said. 

The Bronze medal winner at the POP, Battalion Cadet Captain SKS Chauhan, was  one of the top-scoring candidates at the NDA’s convocation ceremony held a day earlier. 

“Since my father is a Subedar in the Army, discipline has always been a part of my life. I have always wanted to be a part of the Indian Army for as long as I can remember. I wish to serve in the 27 Rajput Battalion that my father is serving in. I will try my best to complete my one-year long military training as well,” said Chauhan, who would be the third generation in his family to join the Indian Army.

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