For young lieutenant Arya Pande, who passed out of Indian Military Academy and will join the 11th Regiment of Dogra in Assam on December 31, adventure is in his blood. Various sports he played and NCC camps he attended during school days generated his interest in military which ultimately made him join the armed forces.
Born and brought up in a family with sports background and honing his skills as an adventurer, Arya said, “I joined NDA for adventure. But after years of rigorous physical and mental training at the academy, I now understand well my responsibility towards the country as a military man. Having spent four years in military environment, I know my duty towards fellow countrymen. This is the most satisfying job in the world.”
Arya, a student of Modern School and Hislop College, cracked National Defence Academy (NDA) entrance test after Standard XII. He later cleared Service Selection Board examination to join NDA at Khadakwasla, Pune. He said it was a fulfilling experience for him.
Recalling his journey, Arya said he joined the entrance classes conducted by Shivali Deshpande, a retired flying officer. “She is very good at teaching. She taught me skills and techniques to crack SSB interviews. She prepared me for difficult psychological questions which helped me a lot ininterviews,” he said. Read More…