“Parents Wanted to Serve in The Army, Couldn’t”, Kid Awarded with Sword of Honour


“My Father’s Dream Was to Join Army, he couldn’t”, says Lt. Chandrakanta Acharya who was awarded the prestigious Sword of Honour at recently concluded Passing out Parade at Indian Military Academy, Dehradun.

Lt. Chandrakanta Acharya made his parents proud and he lived the dream which his father and mother had. Chandrakanta now plans to opt for special forces and will join the para regiment.

He tells times of India, “my parents were keen to join the Army but couldn’t due to some personal problems. That is the reason my parents got me admitted to the Rashtriya Indian Military College (RIMC), Dehradun, when I was 12 to develop the attributes of an Army officer”.

Last year, Chandrakanta’s cousin brother Subhendu Mishra died in a train accident. He served as a captain in the Para regiment. He says, he always had the wish to join special forces. He is commissioned in the army and now he will apply for Special Forces.

IMA Passing out Parade

Chandrakanta kept a low profile and was very happy at winning the Sword of Honour. His parents were with him and we hope they must be feeling very content and proud on looking at his son achieving this prestigious feat.

Chandrakanta was just 12 when he got admitted in Rashtriya Indian Military College, Dehradun. He failed thrice after giving the entrance exam, but at last in the fourth time he was selected. He did his NDA course from 2013-2016. He joined IMA later and finally now commissioned.

Chandrakanta’s elder brother that he will surely pass IMA with flying colours. He had officer like qualities since the time I have seen him, says his brother.

His message for the youth is, to work hard and never give up on any hardships. “Make the country proud and your parents proud, my advise for teenagers as quoted by Times of India.