A commemorative postage stamp on the 50th Anniversary of the Indian Military Academy, officer training Academy of Indian Army in Dehradun :
Issued by India
Issued on Dec 10, 1982
Type : Stamp, Postal Used
Colour : Multicolour
Denomination : 50 Paise
- The Indian Military Academy, Dehra Dun was inaugurated on 10 December 1932. It has on its rolls today over 1200 Gentlemen Cadets. Of these, some 400 are commissioned every six months as regular officers of the Indian Army. These are the young officers who, with their valiant ‘Jawans’, guard our nation’s frontiers.
- The list of alumni of the Indian Military Academy includes a Field Marshal, a galaxy of Generals, winners of the Nation’s highest gallantry awards and others who have brought glory to the country by their prowess in sports. The Academy’s Roll of Honour is equally impressive and testifies to the dauntless courage and fidelity of India‘s bravest sons.
- Situated amidst sylvan surroundings in the Doon Valley, the Academy, with its imposing buildings, tree lined avenues and carefully tended gardens, presents a spectacle of rare beauty and orderliness. The training of Gentlemen Cadets is tough and fills the whole day with meaningful activity. Physical training, Drill, Weapon training, Riding, Study of Tactics and Strategy, Post-graduate studies in the Humanities and Sciences – these along with games and sports, combine to provide its Gentlemen Cadets with healthy bodies and healthy soldierly minds. Quite appropriately the motto of the Academy reads ‘Veerta aur Vivek‘ i.e. ‘Valour and Wisdom’.
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