Samudramanthan And Varuna Conducted at Indian Naval Academy

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The Indian Naval Academy (INA), Ezhimala, organized two concurrent training camps named ‘SamudraManthan’ and ‘Varuna’, for the IVthand VIIth term cadets respectively.

The camps aimed at inculcating qualities of leadership, camaraderie and team spirit under severe physical and mental duress on the trainees.

Over 200 trainees of the Academy participated in these camps spread over four days from 11 September to 14 September 2019.

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The exercises undertaken by the trainees involved crossing water obstacle course, endurance marches/runs, seamanship activities, and whaler rowing & sailing in backwaters and the high seas with very limited sleep and rest. Camps ‘Samudra-Manthan’ is aimed at testing the trainees to the limits of their physical and mental endurance.

Camp Varuna, attended by seventh term cadets, was a combination of nautical and terrestrial camps, focused on developing whaler rowing, ocean sailing skills, endurance runs and imbibing the values of camaraderie, course spirit and spirit of competitiveness amongst the senior term trainees, which is so important for future naval officers.

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As part of camp Varuna, the cadets rowed from INA to Madakara in the Kavvayibackwaters and thence they, continued sailing in the Arabian Sea off Madakara harbour. In the final leg they rowed back to Indian Naval Academy.

The four day camp culminated with a camp fire. Eagle Squadron won the Camp Banner for camp ‘Samudramanthan’ & Braveheart Squadron for camp ‘Varuna’ for Autumn Term 2019.

Vice Admiral Dinesh K Tripathi, Commandant, INA awarded the camp banners to the winning squadrons.

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