Training Camps Conducted at Indian Naval Academy
Training camps for IV and VII term cadets of Indian Naval Academy (INA), ‘Samudramanthan’ and ‘Varuna’, were conducted inside INA from 10 to 12 September 2020 whilst following all COVID 19 protocols and adhering to the unlock 4.0 guidelines issued by Ministry of Home Affairs, GoI. A total of 211 cadets participated in cohort groups during the camps which are aimed at developing esprit-de-corps, camaraderie and leadership qualities, whilst testing physical endurance and mental strength of the cadets. The camp activities comprised endurance runs, small arms firing, construction of rafts and punting, obstacle courses, rowing and bunker building exercise along with other seamanship evolutions. On the last day, the cadets also participated in a highly challenging quadrathlon comprising a 25/18 km run in full battle gear, obstacle course and weapon firing. The three day camp culminated with a camp fire. Braveheart Squadron won the Camp Banner for Camp ‘Samudramanthan’ and Camp ‘Varuna’ respectively for Autumn Term 2020.Vice Admiral M A Hampiholi, AVSM, NM, Commandant, INA awarded the camp banners to the winning squadron.