New Delhi: The Southern Command Investiture Ceremony was held in Bhopal under the aegis of the Sudarshan Chakra Corps from 14-16 March 2022. The Army Southern Commander Lieutenant General JS Nain presented gallantry and distinguished award to 55 Army persons and 20 units of Southern Command for their outstanding contribution in various fields.
The event also witnessed an impressive march past by contingents from Mahar Regimental Centre, 3 EME Centre and NCC. One of the major attractions of the event was an equipment display to showcase wide array of new generation combat equipment of the Indian Army.
While addressing the audience on this occasion, the Army Commander congratulated the awardees and recipients of unit appreciation and exhorted all ranks to emulate the exceptional courage and performances of the awardees to make the nation proud of its Army.
The Army Commander during his address mentioned that "Honouring such acts of selfless service & valour is a recognition of incomparable courage, bravery, dedication towards ones calling which is unexplainable in words but motivates the rank and file in the Army, it rejuvenates inspiration in men in uniform and bestow upon us all an occasion to be proud of as a Nation. The spirit of upholding the honour and dignity of our great Nation in the best traditions of the Indian Army is kept alive by such acts of courage and dedication towards duty."
He also highlighted the importance of inter-services consolidation and bonhomie with civil agencies in the 11 States and four Union Territory within Southern Command's area of responsibility.
During his interaction with attendees after the ceremony, he applauded the efforts of all Ranks despite the challenges of COVID-19 in ensuring immaculate operational preparedness.
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