Institute of Military Law celebrates 25th raising day
Nagpur: The Institute of Military Law, based at Kamptee near here, celebrated its 25th Raising Day on May 16.
The ‘A’ category premier establishment of Army imparts training in matters like maintenance of discipline and administration of justice to the officers of three services, and also to paramilitary forces.
The Institute is one of its kind in whole of Asia to train the defence service officers in the military and allied laws.
It was set up at Kamptee on May 16, 1990 by Maj Gen A B Gorthi, (Retd), the then Judge Advocate General (Army), Colonel Sandeep Kumar,Commandant, Institute of Military Law, told.
The raising day festivities commenced with a special prayer at ‘Sarwa Dharma Sthal’ and the first day cover was released by Major General P K Sharma, Judge Advocate General (Army).
The silver jubilee celebrations marked the renaming of the administrative block as “A B Gorthi Block”, auditorium as “Br Parashar auditorium” and training block as “S K Sanan Block”.
The pathway to the IML (Home of the Military Lawyers) was named after its founder commandant, Col G K Sharma as “G K Sharma Marg”.
On this occasion, a special sainik sammelan was held under the chairmanship of Sharma.
Addressing the Officers, men and civilian staff, the JAG appreciated the role of the institute as facilitator in “justice delivery system in the Army” and exhorted them to re-dedicate themselves in achieving excellence in every task entrusted to them.
The Raising Day festivities included briefing on professional training matters by the commandant to Sharma.
He apprised the JAG about the latest improvements undertaken by the institute in administrative and professional sides.
A feedback about the training imparted to the student officers, which included officers from friendly foreign countries like Nepal, Seychelles, Botswana, Tonga and USA, was also given by the commandant.
The courses recently run by the institute included Judge Advocates Course (Young Officers Course), Record Officers Law Course, Middle Level Staff Officers and Commanders Course and Judge Advocates Advance Course.