For the first time in the history of Officers Training Academy, two lady cadets secured the top honours, including the coveted ‘Sword of Honour’, at the passing out parade held in Chennai.
Academy cadet adjutant (ACA) Preeti Choudhary received the Sword of Honour whereas senior under officer (SUO) Vreeti was awarded the silver medal.
Sword of Honour is awarded to the cadet who stands first in the order of merit. An officer cadet has to perform well in physical tests, academic training, weapon training, leadership qualities, field engineering and drill.
Both these young and inspiring ladies (now lady officers) from Haryana beat more than 200 gentleman cadets to bag top honours. Vreeti quit a highly-paid job in Japan as a design engineer before joining the OTA. Read More…