INS Shivaji Conducts Camp ‘AAKRAMAN’
As part of outdoor training, Camp ‘Aakraman’ was conducted by INS Shivaji for trainee sailors of Merged Artificer Apprentice Course (MAAC) XXIX from 23 to 26 April 2019 with the aim to develop stamina, camaraderie and teamwork. 162 naval personnel took part in the camp, which included 131 trainees from MAAC XXIX, 17 Assistant Divisional Officers from Marine Engineering Specialisation Course, 12 Assistant Divisional Chiefs from CHERA ‘Q’ course and two sailors from the Training Team. Major activities conducted during the camp included, an approach route march, night navigation exercise, route march to Valvan sunrise point, night route march to Rajmachi bridge, mini josh run, tent pitching and troop games such as tug of war and volleyball. The Camp culminated with a ‘Josh Run’ back to INS Shivaji from the camp site. Korigad Division emerged as the Champion of Camp Aakraman-19, while Hemgad Division was adjudged Runners-up. In the individual category, Lokesh Babu ERA/APP of Korigad Division was adjudged as the ‘Best Camp Trainee’ and Amal ERA/APP of Hemgad Division was adjudged as the ‘Most Spirited Trainee’ of Camp Aakraman-19.