To mark the 68th Raising Day of Headquarters Dakshin Bharat Area, a “Special Sainik Sammelan” was organized at the Sainik Institute here today. Headquarters Dakshin Bharat Area located at Island Grounds in Chennai celebrates its Raising Day every year on 15th August.
Addressing to all ranks of the garrison, Lieutenant General Jagbir Singh, General Officer Commanding, Dakshin Bharat Area appreciated the untiring efforts of all ranks in improving the lives of all serving personnel, veterans and their dependents spread over the vast geographical area of the five Southern States and two Union Territories. He lauded the selfless support rendered by the Formation to the civil administration over the years during natural calamities and disasters. The contribution of the Area in various sporting and adventures activities at the International and National levels was highlighted. The General officer also exhorted all ranks of the Formation to re-dedicate themselves to continue striving selflessly in order to ensure that the objective and aims that the Area has set for itself are accomplished in a time bound manner.
On this occasion the General Officer Commanding also presented awards of excellence to several deserving civilian staff and serving Junior Commission Officers and Other Ranks of the formation for their contribution to the organisation.