Hooda awards 38 officers, others

On the occasion of the Investiture Ceremony, gallantry and distinguished service awards were presented by Lt Gen DS Hooda, GOC-in-C (Army Commander), Northern Command to 38 officers and other ranks here.
In a glittering ceremony, the Army Commander presented 19 Sena Medal (Gallantry) including three Sena Medal (Posthumous), 10 Sena Medal (Distinguished Service) and nine Vishisht Seva Medals.
The General officer also presented GOC-in-C Unit Appreciation to 29 Units for their outstanding performance in the year 2015.
A total of 15 civilians were also felicitated for their outstanding assistance rendered to the Army. The Investiture Ceremony was attended by senior civil, military and para-military dignitaries.
Speaking on the occasion, the Army Commander commended all ranks of the Northern Command for their dedication and devotion to duty in the highest traditions of the Indian Army.
He congratulated those who were decorated to bravery and distinguished service. He also urged all ranks, ex-servicemen, civilians and their families to rededicate themselves to the cause of the Nation. The General Officer appreciated the civilians for displaying a close bonhomie with the Army.

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