Kolkata: Eastern Command Defence Investiture Ceremony held

This year One Yudh Seva Medal, Ten Sena Medals (Gallantry), One Bar to Sena Medal (Distinguished), Five Sena Medals (Distinguished) and Twelve Vishisht  Seva Medals were presented


Kolkata

Lt Gen MM Naravane, PVSM, AVSM, SM, VSM, GOC-in-C Eastern Command awarded gallantry medals to Army personnel at an impressive and solemn Investiture Ceremony conducted at the Albert Ekka Auditorium at Fort William, Kolkata on  16 February 2019.

An Investiture Ceremony is conducted once a year in all Commands to confer various awards for personnel who have distinguished themselves by acts of individual gallantry an exceptional dedication to duty.

This year One Yudh Seva Medal, Ten Sena Medals (Gallantry), One Bar to Sena Medal (Distinguished), Five Sena Medals (Distinguished) and Twelve Vishisht  Seva Medals were presented during the occasion to deserving personnel who performed gallant acts or rendered exceptional service beyond the call of duty.

During the ceremony, 18 units of Eastern Command have been awarded the Unit Appreciation by the General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Eastern Command, which includes 10 Infantry Battalions, two Artillery Regiments, two Engineer Regiments, one Aviation Squadron, one ASC Battalion and two Assam Rifles Battalions for exemplary professional performance.

Lt Gen MM Naravane, later interacted with the award winners and their families and acknowledged their invaluable contribution of upholding the highest standards of professionalism of the Indian Army.

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