Southern Army commander reviews OTA Chennai PoP
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The golden jubilee celebrations of Officers' Training Academy (OTA), Chennai, saw as many as 379 officers, including 288 men and 71 woman, supposed to be one of the largest in its half a century old history, pass out of the academy in a ceremony marked by military splendor.
The parade was reviewed by Lt Gen A K Singh, General-Officer-Commanding-in-Chief (GOC-in-C), Southern Command.
Speaking on the occasion, General Singh complimented the young officers for choosing the profession of arms and spoke of the uniqueness of military leadership.
"On joining the Army, you virtually sign an unlimited liability contract to serve the nation, through thick and thin, and do as the organisation ordains. But, in return the nation and the organisation also assures you of a lifelong bond," he said.
He said it a unique relationship based on trust and commitment as military leaders deal with issues of life and death and not profit and loss .
"The growing popularity of the profession of arms among youth was confirmed by the sizable strength of corporate professionals who changed their tracks to be a part of the Army's officer cadre. There has also been a visible increase in the number of South Indian youths volunteering to adopt military career," a press release issued by the Southern Command said.
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