Jaipur : Army’s South Western Command Investiture Ceremony was held with customary elan and military grandeur at the Sagat Singh Auditorium, Bathinda Military Station on Wednesday.A total of seventeen Sena Medals (Gallantry), one Sena Medal (Distinguished) and one Vishisht Seva Medal were presented by Lieutenant General Amardeep Singh Bhinder, General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, South Western Command.
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. The awardees included nine officers, one Junior Commissioned Officer and Nine other ranks. One gallantry award was presented posthumously to the father of Sepoy Laxman of 61 Rasthriya Rifles Battalion. The Army Commander also conferred five units with the ‘Chief of Army Staff Certificate of Appreciation’ and ‘General Officer Commanding-in-Chief Unit Appreciation’ to fifteen units for their exemplary performance.
The Army commander congratulated all awardees for their gallantry and distinguished services. He also urged all ranks, ex-servicemen and their families to rededicate themselves in service of the Nation.
The Army Commander later interacted with the award winners, their families and acknowledged their invaluable contribution in upholding the highest traditions of the Indian Army and the Nation.