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Arms display to mark Army Day

A display of weapons of all types will be inaugurated at Sevoke Military Station by Lt Gen. P.K. Rath, General-Officer-Commanding (GOC), Trishakti Corps, on January 15.

Titled Know Your Army, the two-day event is part of Army Day celebrations and will showcase a mock bayonet assault on an enemy location. A display of various military expertise and tactics will also be carried out by the units.

Stalls will be set up by the Army Wives’ Welfare Association (AWWA), Border Roads Organisation, Army Postal Services and the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, Darjeeling to create awareness on the army.

lA philatelic-cum-art and science exhibition for the children of Army Public School, Kendriya Vidyalaya and defence personnel in Binnaguri Cantonment was organised on December 20. The exhibition named Apsbinapex 2008 was inaugurated by Abha Rath, the president of the AWWA at the Trishakti Corps, at Army Public School.

A maze of rich colours and mystifying varieties of rare postage stamps depicting objects ranging from aeroplanes to zebras and subjects related to arts, sports, culture, heritage and music were displayed. Rare first day covers and brochures on wars, raising days and other commemorative events of various battalions and units of the armed forces were attraction for the children.

In the arts and crafts exhibition, flowers made of waste material, flayed bamboo and dried pods of various trees gave the audience a glimpse into the creative minds of students. The science models on display highlighted the benefits of combining theoretical knowledge with practical teaching aids and scientific lab experiment.

lAn officer and 30 cadets of NCC Group Headquarters, Cuttack, were trained on technical aspects of artillery by the Kripan Artillery Brigade from December 1 to 15 at Binnaguri. The aim of this training was to acquaint the cadets with the firepower ability of artillery and also to motivate them to join the elite regiment of the artillery. The officer and cadets appreciated the conduct of the training which gave them a rare insight into the nuances of artillery equipment and basic procedures.

lKripan Division Combat Forces Shooting Competition was held at Binnaguri Military Station from December 15 to 19 under the aegis of Kripan Mountain Brigade. The competition, in which 17 teams of the division took part, was organised in three categories. Six matches were held on rifle, light machine gun, carbine, carbine and pistol, sniper rifle and pistol categories.

The Punjab Battalion was the overall champion of category A. The Electrical Mechanical Engineering Battalion and an Artillery Field Regiment were the firsts in respective categories. The prize distribution ceremony was attended by Maj. Gen. Sanjeev Chopra, GOC, Kripan Division, on December 23.

lA kabaddi championship was held at Binnaguri Military Station under the aegis of the Kripan Mountain Artillery Brigade from December 16 to 24. Fourteen teams of the division participated in the championship. A battalion of the Punjab Regiment bagged the champions trophy.

lThe 245th anniversary of the Army Medical Corps was observed on January 1 with a special sainik sammelan and a badakhana for all personnel, civilians and their families.

A get-together was organised in the evening for all serving, retired as well as station officers.

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