Berhampur, July 12 (LocalWire): The 21-week basic training for 2982 sailors of Indian Navy and Coast Guard at the Indian Naval Service (INS) Chilka was completed today.
A passing out parade was conducted by the trainees in the premises of the INS Chilka to mark the occasion.
The parade which was reviewed by Vice Admiral Atul Kumar Jain, Commanding-in-Chief, Eastern Naval Command marked the successful culmination of the training.
The reviewing officer also awarded medals and trophies to meritorious trainees on the occasion, a released issued by INS Chilka said.
Jain exhorted the passing out trainees to hone their skills further and develop a high degree of professional knowledge and expertise in their respective careers.
The passing out ceremony was attended by parents and guardians of the trainees from various parts of the country.
Earlier in the month, the admiral also witnessed the ‘Valedictory Function’ which showcased the exceptional talents of the trainees.
In the function, the summer edition of ‘Ankur’ the bilingual magazine of INS Chilka was released jointly by Vice Admiral and Mrs Devina Jain, President NWWA eastern region, in the presence of Commodore Rituraj Sahu, commanding officer, INS Chilka and Mrs Sangeeta Sahu, Prersident NWWA, INS Chilka.
INS Chilka, is a premier basic training establishment of the Indian Navy, imparting training to sailors and naviks of the Indian Navy (IN) and Indian Coast Guard (ICG).
The training regime being followed at INS Chilka is well-structured and scientifically prepared to meet the specific objectives of both the IN and ICG.