Rajendra Singh Bisht is son of an Army cook but it in no way came near to turn him into an Army officer.
Rajendra has also bagged the coveted ‘Sword of Honour‘ after being adjudged the best all round Gentleman Cadet.
Rajendra’s father, Gopal Singh Bisht, encouraged his son to dream big. According to his father he knew that his son had the potential to do something great so he tried his best to get him become an Army officer.
Rajendra was known for his dedication, which he said was due to his schooling and parents.
As per the senior officers, Rajendra displayed talent right from the start. “He was great in all the streams, be it physical fitness, studies, weapons training and other activities. The Sword of Honour is given to the cadet who outperforms everyone consistently,” an Army spokesman said.
According to Rajendra:
A total of 610 gentlemen cadets including 45 from six friendly countries took part today in a colourful Passing Out Parade at the end of their training at the Indian Military Academy.
Congratulating the gentlemen cadets, GOC-in-C of South Western Command Lt Gen Sarath Chand, who was the reviewing officer for the POP, asked them to imbibe and uphold the IMA’s motto of valour and wisdom during their professional careers. He said it will help them achieve professional competence and inculcate in them the qualities of fair play, civility, maturity and tolerance in adversity.
Gentleman cadets celebrating after the Passing-out parade at the Indian Military Academy at Dehradun thehindu
The IMA credo, which places safety, honour and welfare of the country first, has a universal appeal to men and women in uniform all over the world.