INS SHIVAJI CONDUCTS CAMP ‘AAKRAMAN’
Pune : Policenama Online – As part of outdoor training, Camp ‘AAKRAMAN’ was conducted by INS Shivaji for trainee sailors of Merged Artificer Apprentice Course (MAAC) XXIX from 23 to 26 Apr 19 near Tungarli Lake, Lonavla. The aim of the camp was to develop stamina, camaraderie and teamwork – qualities that are required in military operations.
A total of 162 naval personnel took part in the camp, which included 131trainees from MAAC XXIX, 17 Assistant Divisional Officers from Marine Engineering Specialisation Course, 12 Assistant Divisional Chiefs from CHERA ‘Q’ course and two sailors from the Training Team.
Major activities included an approach Route March from INS Shivaji to the Camp Site (nearly 16 kms away), Night Navigation Exercise, Route March to Valvan Sunrise point, Night Route March to Rajmachi Bridge, Mini Josh Run, Tent Pitching and Troop Games such as Tug of War and Volleyball. The Camp culminated with a ‘Josh Run’ back to INS Shivaji from the camp site. In the team competition, Korigad Division emerged as the Champions of Camp Aakraman-19, while Hemgad Division was adjudged Runners-up. In the individual categories, Lokesh Babu (ERA/APP), from Korigad Division was adjudged as the ‘Best Camp Trainee’ and Amal (ERA/APP), from Hemgad Division was adjudged as the ‘Most Spirited Trainee’ of Camp Aakraman -19.