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Enclosure to IHQ-MoD (Navy) Letter No OF/ dated .

JOINING INSTRUCTIONS (OFFICERS) FOR TRAINING AT INDIAN NAVAL ACADEMY EZHIMALA

DIRECTORATE OF MANPOWER PLANNING & RECRUITMENT INTEGRATED HEADQUARTERS OF MINISTRY OF DEFENCE (NAVY) ROOM NO 204, ‘C’ WING, SENA BHAWAN, NEW DELHI- 110011.

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CONTENTS
Ser No 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Section Section I Section II Section III Section IV Section V Foreword General Information Useful Administrative Details Facilities at Indian Naval Academy Organization and Training Physical Conditioning Prior Joining for Training Appendices Letter of Acknowledgement Topic Page No 3 4-6 7-11 12-14 15-16 17-18

7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14.

Appendix A

19 20 21-22 23 24 25-26 27-28 29

Appendix B List of Clothing/Equipment - Men Trainees Appendix C List of Clothing/Equipment - Women Trainees Appendix E Own Risk Certificate to be Signed by the Candidate Appendix F Declaration to be Signed by the Candidate Selected for Training for Grant of Commission Appendix G Bond to be Signed by the Parent/Guardian and the Candidate Selected Appendix H Agreement to be Signed by the Candidate Selected for Grant of Commission Appendix J Service Subjects

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FOREWORD
1. These instructions have been specifically compiled for candidates selected as trainee officers and joining Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala for their ab-initio training. They contain guidelines to facilitate your smooth transition into the training environment of the Indian Naval Academy and further on into the Indian Navy. 2. The Indian Naval Academy is located at Ezhimala in the Kannur (Cannanore) District of Kerala, which forms a part of its North Malabar region. The Indian Naval Academy is a national prestigious project which was inaugurated by Dr. Manmohan Singh, the Honourable Prime Minister of India on 08 January 2009. The Academy is the premier training establishment of the Indian Navy conducting basic training for all officers being inducted into the Navy under various schemes. 3. Nestled between the imposing Mount Dilli, serene Kavvayi backwaters and the majestic Arabian Sea, Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala provides an idyllic setting for training with its picturesque and tranquil environment. 4. The curriculum at the Indian Naval Academy has been specifically formulated to mould you into a morally upright, physically robust, mentally alert and technologically aware professional, dedicated to excellence. The implementation of the curriculum is oriented to ensure a clean break from the traditional strait jacketed mentality and infuse in you a sense of innovativeness, creativity and resourcefulness leading to developing a passion for excellence. 5. At Indian Naval Academy, the staff is committed to impart the highest quality of training, and to mould trainees into officers and gentlemen. What we expect from you is sincerity of effort and diligence in an endeavour to bring out the best in you.

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SECTION I

EZHIMALA – GOD’S OWN LAND
1. The name ‘Ezhimala’ is believed to have been derived from the seven hills (‘Ezhu’ means seven and ‘Mala’ means hill in Malayalam) that dominate the skyline of this area. The place was also known as ‘Elimalai’ meaning ‘Rat Hill’ (‘Eli’ in Malayalam means rat). Yet another legend has it that the name was derived from ‘Ezhil Malai’ meaning Land of Beauty (‘Ezhil’ means beauty). Folklore has it that the seven hills are parts of the ‘Rishabadri’ mountain that fell to earth when Lord Hanuman was carrying the mountain with Mrita Sanjivani and other herbs to Lanka for Lakshaman’s treatment after he was critically injured and lying in coma during the epic battle of Ramayana. As though to substantiate this, the area has many rare medicinal herbs. 2. History. During the Sangam era, approximately 1500 years ago, ‘Ezhimala’ was known as ‘Ezhimalai’. Sangam literature gives us a vivid picture of the life of people at Ezhimala. In 500 AD there were three main kingdoms spanning the modern state of Kerala...
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