FESTIVAL MATCHES BETWEEN OFFICERS AND CADETS OF THE PASSING OUT COURSES

Festival matches between officers and cadets of the passing out courses were held at Indian Naval Academy (INA), Ezhimala today, Sunday, 16 April 2017. These cadets will pass out from INA shortly and would be commissioned as officers to lead their men onboard warships.
Festival matches offer an ideal platform for the passing out cadets to compete with the officers who are directly involved in their training. The aim of the festival matches is to develop bonhomie, sociability and to elevate the sporting interaction between officers and cadets. 
Basketball, Volleyball, Football, Squash, Tennis and Badminton matches were played by teams comprising officers and cadets of the passing out courses. The entire stadium and sporting venue wore a festive look with squadron banners and decorative flags enriching the event. Vice Admiral SV Bhokare, AVSM, YSM, NM, Commandant, Indian Naval Academy, all Senior Naval Officers of the station and their families were present for the event.