BANGALORE: As part of the golden jubilee celebrations of the Officers Training Academy (OTA), Chennai, a motorcycle expedition, covering approximately 2,200 km in 12 days, arrived in Bangalore recently.
The expedition was flagged off from Bangalore to Chennai by Lieutenant General Kamal Mohey, Commandant, ASC Centre and College at the Corps of Military Police Centre and School in the city. Earlier, the expedition arrived from Mysore after traveling through Pondicherry, Trichirapalli, Rameshwaram, Trivandrum, Cochin, Indian Naval Academy Ezhimala and Mysore.
The team of 12 riders is headed by Capt Mandar Pathak (Team Capt), a woman officer Capt Vinodita Rathore (Navigator), eight gentlemen cadets and two women cadets.
The aim of the expedition is to create awareness amongst the public about the Indian Army as also to motivate the eligible youth to join the Indian Army as officers and spread a message about the golden jubilee of Officers Training Academy, the officers stated.
The Officers Training Academy, Chennai, completes its 50 years on January 15, 2013. To mark the achievements made by the academy and its alumni over five decades, a grand golden jubilee has been planned at the Academy, Indian Army and the national level.
Events planned as part of golden jubilee celebrations include training, education, sports, adventure, social and cultural programmes.