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 Indian Military Academy
December 10, 1982

Indian Military Academy

A commemorative postage stamp on the 50th Anniversary of the Indian Military Academy, officer training Academy of Indian Army in Dehradun :

भारतीय सैन्य अकादमी : Chetwode BuildingIssued by India

Issued on Dec 10, 1982

Issued for : Indian Posts & Telegraphs Department is privileged to issue a commemorative stamp on the occasion of the 50th Anniversary of Indian Military Academy.

Description of Designs : The stamp shows the Chetwode Building of the Indian Military Academy, Dehra Dun. The first day cover portrays the emblem and the credo of the academy.

Type : Stamp, Postal Used

Colour : Multicolour

Denomination : 50 Paise

Overall size : 3.91 x 2.90 cms.

Printing size : 3.55 x 2.54 cms.

Perforation : 13 x 13

Paper : Unwatermarked adhesive stamp paper

Number printed : 20,00,000

Number per issue sheet : 35

Printing process : Photogravure

Printed at : India Security Press

About : 

  • The Indian Military Academy, Dehra Dun was inaugurated on 10 December 1932. It has on its rolls today over 1200 Gentlemen Cadets. Of these, some 400 are commissioned every six months as regular officers of the Indian Army. These are the young officers who, with their valiant ‘Jawans’, guard our nation’s frontiers.
  • The list of alumni of the Indian Military Academy includes a Field Marshal, a galaxy of Generals, winners of the Nation’s highest gallantry awards and others who have brought glory to the country by their prowess in sports. The Academy’s Roll of Honour is equally impressive and testifies to the dauntless courage and fidelity of India‘s bravest sons.
  • Situated amidst sylvan surroundings in the Doon Valley, the Academy, with its imposing buildings, tree lined avenues and carefully tended gardens, presents a spectacle of rare beauty and orderliness. The training of Gentlemen Cadets is tough and fills the whole day with meaningful activity. Physical training, Drill, Weapon training, Riding, Study of Tactics and Strategy, Post-graduate studies in the Humanities and Sciences – these along with games and sports, combine to provide its Gentlemen Cadets with healthy bodies and healthy soldierly minds. Quite appropriately the motto of the Academy reads ‘वीरता और विवेक‘ i.e. ‘Valour and Wisdom’.
  • The Academy teaches its alumni to live by a credo given to it in 1932 by its founding father, Field Marshal Sir Philip Chetwode. Emblazoned in golden letters on the East panel of Chetwode Hall, the credo calls upon the alumni of the Academy to put the Nation first, the troops next and ones own self last in all that they do.
  • The Academy has now embarked on an ambitious plan of expansion and modernisation. A master plan providing for future requirements is under finalisation. The syllabus has been modernised and training methods up-dated to meet future needs. Competition to gain admission to the Academy is fierce and more and more young men seek the privilege of training under the steel-grey and blood-red colours of the Academy. All this augurs well for the future.
  • The Academy looks back with pride on its fifty years of glory and achievement and looks forward with confidence to centuries of service to the Nation.
  • (Text by courtesy : Indian Military Academy, Dehra Dun).
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