President Abdel Fattah El Sisi witnessed Thursday the graduation ceremony of the 156th batch of non-commissioned officers of the Non-Commissioned Officers Academy in Tell El Kebir city north-north-east of Cairo
The ceremony was attended by Prime Minister Moustafa Madbouli, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces and Defense and Military Production Minister Mohamed Zaki, House of Representatives Spokesman Ali Abdel Aal, in addition to a number of ministers, top military brass and public figures.
About 1,100 of the graduates performed fitness exercises.
Nearly 300 of the graduates presented a display of Karate Kata Jion, one of the black belt katas.
The graduation ceremony also involved a display of Kung Fu techniques.
The academy's students also made a show of fighting and self-defense techniques.
President Abdel Fattah El Sisi gave the green light for the start of the military parade.
The students were joined by Sisi and the audience in saluting martyrs, then a documentary film was screened showing the president's support for the families of the nation's fallen heroes.
Non-commissioned officers of Teachers Institute on Thursday gave President Abdel Fattah El Sisi a copy of the Holy Quran.
Also, photos of the military operations in Sinai were displayed alongside photos of terrorists who were killed. President Abdel Fattah El Sisi posthumously honored on Thursday non-commissioned officer Attia Saleh Mohammedan Hassan as he named the 156th batch of graduates of the Non-Commissioned Officers Academy after him.
A documentary film was screened about the life of Armed Forces martyr Atiya Saleh Hamdin after whom the 156th batch was named.
Hamdin participated in the 1956 War as well as the Yemen War, the 1967 War and the War of Attrition and was martyred in day one of the 6th of October War in 1973.
The posthumous first-class Order of the Republic was awarded to him in 1974.
The graduates took their allegiance oath and President Abdel Fattah El Sisi bestowed the third-class Medal of Military Duty on top students.
The national anthem was played at the end of the ceremony.