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President Kovind reviews NDA passing out parade, says armed forces ‘a rare breed’

President Ram Nath Kovind expressed confidence that the graduating cadets would prove worthy successors to the "unflinching and fearless officers" who have preceded them. He also advised the cadets to draw courage from the NDA motto of 'Seva Paramo Dharma' as these three words should be their personal code of ethics.

President Ram Nath Kovind reviews passing out parade of 134th course of NDA

The Passing Out Parade of the 134th course of the National Defence Academy (NDA) was reviewed by President Ram Nath Kovind on May 30 at Khadakwasla, near Pune. (Source: Express Photo By Sandip Daundkar)

President Ram Nath Kovind reviews passing out parade of 134th course of NDA

President Ram Nath Kovind described the armed forces as a "rare breed of human beings" and said they are a symbol of excellence and dedication for the entire country. (Source; Express Photo By Sandip Daundkar)

President Ram Nath Kovind reviews passing out parade of 134th course of NDA

Delighted to review the passing out parade, Kovind said. The supreme commander of the armed forces said it was a moment of immense satisfaction for him. (Source: PTI)

President Ram Nath Kovind reviews passing out parade of 134th course of NDA

"The armed forces are not merely about doing a job they are about answering a calling. And this is a calling for a rare breed of human beings," he said during the event. (Source: PTI)

President Ram Nath Kovind reviews passing out parade of 134th course of NDA

Talking about the NDA, the president called it a crucible of valour and bravery, and complimented it for inculcating a resolve and spirit of national service in generations of cadets and officers. (Source: Express Photo By Sandip Daundkar)

President Ram Nath Kovind reviews passing out parade of 134th course of NDA

Commending their unparalleled and unquestioning service to the nation in times of war and peace during a natural calamity, Kovind said "the armed forces represent the best of the Indian ethos".(Source: Express Photo By Sandip Daundkar)

President Ram Nath Kovind reviews passing out parade of 134th course of NDA

The president advised the cadets to draw courage from the NDA motto of 'Seva Paramo Dharma' as these three words should be their personal code of ethics. (Source: Express Photo By Sandip Daundkar)

President Ram Nath Kovind reviews passing out parade of 134th course of NDA

The president also said that the harmony of the NDA, which comprises of cadets from all parts of India, speaks of our pluralism as a society. (Source: Express Photo By Sandip Daundkar)

President Ram Nath Kovind reviews passing out parade of 134th course of NDA

"If a fellow citizen sees a member of the armed forces at a railway station or a market or at any other place, there is an immediate emotion of pride and reassurance," he added. (Source: Express Photo By Sandip Daundkar)

President Ram Nath Kovind reviews passing out parade of 134th course of NDA

The president expressed confidence that the graduating cadets would prove worthy successors to the unflinching and fearless officers who have preceded them. (Source: PTI)