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112 medical graduates commissioned into Armed Forces


As many as 112 medical graduates of the 58th batch of the Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC), Pune were commissioned into the Indian Armed Forces on Thursday.

The spectacular ceremony was held at Capt Devashish Sharma, Kirti Chakra Parade Ground, AFMC, a Defence Ministry statement said.

The Commissioning Parade was reviewed by the chief guest Director General Armed Forces Medical Services (DGAFMS) and Senior Colonel Commandant, Army Medical Corps Lt Gen Daljit Singh.

Congratulating the newly commissioned officers, the DGAFMS exhorted them to serve the country and the armed forces with utmost dedication and wished them a bright and prosperous future.

The cadets from the 58th batch of AFMC performed exceptionally well in the MUHS winter 2023 examinations and 147 cadets graduated including five from the friendly foreign countries.

Of the 112 cadets, 87 are Gentlemen Cadets and 25 are Lady Cadets. Moreover, 88 were commissioned into the Army, 10 were commissioned into the Navy and 14 were commissioned into the Air Force.

This year the ‘President’s Gold Medal’ was awarded to Flying Officer Ayush Jaiswal and the ‘Kalinga Trophy’ to Surgeon Sub Lieutenant Bani Kaur.

Ranked amongst the top five medical colleges in the country, globally acknowledged for providing quality medical education and healthcare services, AFMC was awarded the President’s Colour by President Droupadi Murmu on December 1 last year for 75 glorious years of service to the nation.

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