Thursday, February 18, 2016

Passing Out Parade – Indian Coast Guard Law & Ops Course 61st Batch


17 Feb 16.     24 Assistant Commandants of the 61st Batch passed out of the portals of Indian Coast Guard Training Center on successful completion of CG Law and Operations Course today.  On this occasion, an impressive Passing out Parade (POP) was held at Indian Coast Guard District Headquarters No. 4, Kochi.   This POP marked the successful culmination of the Technical Courses for the trainee officers.  During the 08 weeks CG Law and Operations Course, the officers were imparted instructions on Coast Guard specific subjects such as Maritime Law, Search and Rescue, Fisheries Monitoring & Control, Prevention and Control of Marine Pollution and other subjects related to the CG Charter of Duties. 

The Passing Out Parade was reviewed by Deputy Inspector General Gurupdesh Singh, TM, Principal Director (Manpower Planning & Training), CGHQ. After the ceremonial review, the Flag Officer awarded book prizes to the meritorious trainee officers. Assistant Commandant Varun Raj S was awarded the Book Prize for scoring highest marks in the CG Law and Ops Course.  The coveted “Director General Sword of Honour” for the 60th Batch was awarded to Assistant Commandant Rakesh Kumar Agrawal for standing first in overall order of merit. Speaking on the occasion, DIG Gurupdesh Singh exhorted the officer trainees of the importance of honing the skills they have gained during their training and reiterated the need for setting high standards of professionalism and conduct as becoming of an officer in Indian Coast Guard.  He impressed upon the officers the need to uphold the stature, honour and the glorious tradition of the service at all times and expressed the optimism that this training would form strong bedrock for the professional competence and leadership expected from an officer in the Indian Coast Guard. 

The ceremony culminated with the successful trainee officers marching past the Saluting Dias (known as the Quarterdeck), in Slow March. 

The POP was witnessed by a large number of senior Naval and Coast Guard Officers and families as well as civilian dignitaries.  DIG MV Pathak, Commander District Headquarters No 4 was the conducting officer.

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