General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, South Western Command presented a total of 14 Sena Medals
The South Western Command’s Investiture Ceremony was conducted at 61 Cavalry Polo Ground, Jaipur Military Station, in which a total of 23 Indian Army officers and personnel of other ranks were honoured with gallantry and distinguished services, on Saturday.
The awardees included 15 officers, three Junior Commissioned Officers, and six personnel of other ranks.
Lieutenant General A S Bhinder, General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, South Western Command presented a total of 14 Sena Medals (Gallantry), one Yudh Seva Medal, four Sena Medal (Distinguished), and five Vishisht Seva Medals.
The Army Commander also conferred citations to 15 units of the South Western Command for their exemplary performance.
Two gallantry awards were presented posthumously to the Next of Kin Gurdeep Kaur, wife of Naib Subedar Mandip Singh, SM (Posthumously), and Jaswinder Kaur, wife of Naib Subedar Satnam Singh, SM, (Posthumously).
Speaking on the occasion, the Army Commander congratulated all awardees for their gallantry and distinguished service. He also urged all ranks, ex-servicemen, civilians, and their families to rededicate themselves in service of the nation.
Lt Gen Bhinder later interacted with the award winners, their families and acknowledged their valuable contribution in upholding the highest standards of professionalism of the Indian Army.
The Investiture Ceremony is conducted once a year to confer various awards to personnel who have distinguished themselves by acts of individual gallantry and exceptional devotion to duty.
[With Inputs from IANS]
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