Novices Training Camps Concluded at Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala
266 cadets, including trainees from Friendly Foreign Countries participated in outdoor camps conducted at INA from 09 to 12 October 2019. The camps are aimed at developing Esprit-de-corps, Camaraderie, Leadership qualities, Physical Endurance and Mental Strength amongst cadets. The camp activities comprised route march, endurance run, land navigation exercises, obstacle course, small arms firing, tent pitching, seamanship evolutions, whaler rigging and sailing, and raft punting. The camps witnessed a spirited participation by all six squadrons in a challenging Quadrathlon, comprising a 10 kms run through varied terrain of INA in full battle gear, followed by Swimming, Obstacle course and small arms firing. The four day camp culminated with a Campfire. Achiever Squadron emerged victorious in ‘Camp Rookie’ conducted for Naval Orientation Course (NOC) and Braveheart Squadron emerged victorious in ‘Camp Barracuda’ conducted for Second term INAC (B Tech) and Naval Orientation Course (Extended) cadets. Commandant, INA awarded the Camp Banners to winners.