Published On : Sat, Jun 1st, 2013
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National Academy of Defence Production Celebrates Valedictory Function

Nagpur News : National Academy of Defence Production, Ambajhari, Nagpur celebrated the passing out of 45 Probationary Officers of the Indian Ordnance Factories Service of 2011 (I) & (II) Batches on 1st June 2013 at a glittering ceremony in the Utsav Hall of the Academy.

Dr. N. Ravichandran, Director/IIM Indore was the Chief Guest of the Valedictory Function. Shri U K Mishra, Sr RCS, Shri A K Prabhakar, Sr.GM/OFAJ, Shri Pradeep Kumar , Senior DCM/ Railways. Shri D S Saksena, Chief Commissioner of Income Tax , Dr R Chavan , Controller of Finance, Gp Capt KSC Shekhar, OC AAIW, Gp captain Mahesh Upasane, Defence PRO and other distinguished Guests from the allied agencies and Civil authorities graced the function.

In his Key Note Address, Director/IIM Indore Dr.N.Ravichandran said that Graduating from an Academy is a milestone in the life of an Officer Trainee. He brought out that these young officers represent energy, enthusiasm, aspiration and opportunity for India. They should take pride as their religion is Constitution and their God is Government of India. Moreover, they should be happy as their professional life will be dedicated to work, useful to the society and the country.

He gave Six Mantras to the passing out batch of Officers. His first Mantra was to adopt the dharma of Professionalism. The Officers should everything to defend security of the nation. He categorically advised that you may not become popular, but you should be correct. His second Mantra was Macro revolution can change from Micro changes. Thus, all officers may become agent of change themselves without waiting for Macro level changes to happen. His third Mantra was to keep oneself relevant by updating every day in the career. His fourth Mantra was Success should bring one humility and failure should bring one courage. His fifth Mantra was that we tend to get attached in whatever we do. Our deep involvement heals, but our indifference liberates us. He exhorted the Officer Trainees to detach themselves from what they love to do so that they can go beyond the work. His last Mantra was it is more important to have internal victory than external victory. External victory is the name, fame and position that one gets in professional life. Internal Victory is the win over jealously, envy and greed. External Victory gives you Joy, bur internal Victory gives Vijaya for harmony in life.

Dr K T Mohanan in his inaugural address brought that NADP has put in place a 360 degree system of feedback to continuously monitor and maintain quality of Training. As the role of Ordnance factories will grow several folds in National Defence, NADP is endeavoring to provide the best possible grooming to the future leaders in preparing them to take up the onerous responsibilities of a demanding career in Ordnance factories.


Surjit das, Course Director said the Academy takes pride in grooming techno-managerial leaders for tomorrow by giving team right skills and values. He exhorted the graduating Officer to stay hungry and stay foolish. S Kumar, Director offered the vote of thanks.

Manoj Kumar and Rakesh Kumar, officers from passing out batches gave the course feedback of their respective batches, giving glowing tributes to the Academy. Ms Kritika Choudhary and Ateev Guha compeered the valediction programme in a befitting manner.

The Chief Guest gave away certificates and mementos to the passing out Probationers. He also gave special awards to the outstanding probationers of the two batches. Manmadharao Porupuredii and Rakesh Kumar got the Best Probationer Award and DGOF trophy. Smt Noorin Khan and Virendra Singh Choudhury got the Kapgam Krishanmurthy award as the second best probationers.

The valediction Programme was followed by speculator performance and perfect blend of classical dance by the young artists of internationally well renowned Padmsharee Shankarananda Kalakshetra led by Padmashree Dr Ananda Shankar Jayant,, who performed in the two classical styles of Bharatanatyam and Kuchipudi . The audience in the Utsav Hall was enthralled by the superlative performance of these artists and the beautiful and mesmerising harmony of music, dance and postures.