The Sabhiki Cup-2016, a sports meet for trainees of five premier officer training academies of the Army, Navy and the Air force will be held at Indian Naval Academy (INA), Ezhimala from 14th to 18th of March 2016. The sports meet, previously known as Hexagonal Meet, was renamed as 'Sabhiki Cup' in 1991 after the then Commandant, National Defence Academy (NDA), Khadakvasla, Air Marshal DS Sabhiki, AVSM.
The Inter - Squadron Rowing Championship for Spring Term 2016 was held at the Indian Naval Academy (INA), today. The finals of the prestigious event, which tests the stamina, endurance, teamwork, team cohesion, will power, josh and morale in the participants, was witnessed by Rear Admiral MD Suresh, NM, Deputy Commandant and a host of officers and cadets of the Academy. About 420 trainees took part in the championship with each of the six squadrons of the Academy fielding a team in five different categories.
Inter squadron debate competition was conducted on 18 Feb 16. All Six squadrons participated in the competition. Cdt Abhinav Kumar Singh and Cdt Nilay Vyas adjudged best speaker for ‘For’ and ‘Against’ the motion respectively. Overall positions of Squadrons are as follows:
1st position - Cheetah
2ndposition - Fighter
3rd position - Eagle
4th position – Achiever and Braveheart
6th position - Daredevil
Inter Squadron Water polo Championship was conducted from 08 - 16 Feb 16. All six squadrons participated in the Championship. Finals of Water polo Championship was played on 16 Feb 16 between Cheetah and Eagle Squadron. Cheetah emerged winner and bagged Gold and Eagle stood second with Silver. Bronze medal was won by Achiever Squadron.
Inter squadron quiz competition was conducted on 08 Feb 16. All Six squadrons participated in the competition. Overall positions of Squadrons are as follows:-
1st position - Achiever
2ndposition - Fighter
3rd position - Brave heart
4th position - Daredevil
5th position - Eagle
6th position - Cheetah
Vice Admiral Ajit Kumar P AVSM, VSM relinquished his command on 05 Feb 16 in a grand function at INA. A 50 men Guard of Honour along with band was paraded at the Northern Plaza. Commandant was ceremoniously pulled out in ceremonial gypsy from Northern Plaza to Prerna Sthal. During pulling out ceremony Man n Cheer ship by the ships company of INA, INS Zamorin and INHS Navjivani was undertaken.
A Nine member Standing Committee on Defence (SCOD), paid an official visit to Indian Naval Academy (INA), Ezhimala on 02 February 2016. The committee under the chairmanship of Maj Gen BC khanduri, AVSM (Retd), was on an on-the-spot study visit to the INA, which is the sole ab-initio officer training Academy of the Indian Navy.
The Inter - Squadron Cross-Country championship for Spring Term 2016 was conducted at the Indian Naval Academy (INA), Ezhimala, on the 31st January 2016. The prestigious event, which tests the limits of physical endurance, determination and will power of cadets, was flagged off by Rear Admiral MD Suresh, NM, Deputy Commandant, INA at 0600 AM. A total of 847 cadets from the six squadrons of the Academy participated in the event, in which the trainees ran a course of twelve kilometers across the varied terrain of Ezhimala, including a beach stretch of about two kilometres.
INA Open Tennis Championship was conducted from 26 – 29 Jan 16. A total of 16 cadets participated in the Championship. Finals of Tennis Championship was played on 29 Jan 16 between SLC Rohit Sharma and Cdt Anurag Iyer both from Achiever Squadron. SLC Rohit Sharma bagged Gold and Cdt Anurag Iyer stood second with Silver. Bronze medal was won by Cdt Nishant Ponnappa of Cheetah Squadron.
INA Open Badminton Championship for women trainees was conducted from 21 – 25 Jan 16. A total of 22 women cadets participated in the Championship. Finals of badminton Championship was played on 25 Jan 16 between Cdt Shivani Pansal of Dare devil Squadron and Cdt Anuradha Chand of Achiever Squadron. Cdt Shivani Pansal bagged Gold and Cdt Anuradha Chand stood second with Silver. Bronze medal was won by Cdt Sneha of Achiever Squadron.