During his two days visit to the Command, he interacted with Lt Gen Gyan Bhushan, GOC-in-C,South Western Command and was briefed on various operational aspects pertaining to South Western Command.
He expressed his great satisfaction on the operational preparedness of the Command and complimented them for highest standards of training and administrative excellence.
The COAS is also the Colonel Commandant of 61 Cavalry, located at Jaipur. He visited the unit on the occasion of its Diamond Jubilee Celebrations on Monday.
The 61 Cavalry is the only Horsed Cavalry Regiment of the Indian Army. The Regiment has 39 Battle Honours and was awarded one Padma Shri and 10 Arjuna Awards, in addition to others service awards.
The COAS addressed the troops in a Special SainikSammelan and also interacted with them during tea. He exhorted and motivated all ranks to strive for excellence in all spheres of military activity.
Mrs Bikram Singh, President Central AWWA, wife of Chief the Army Staff interacted with the families and was show cased the vocational training imparted to wives of Army soldiers in tailoring, fashion designing, bag making, computers, soft toy making, embroidery and block painting.
Vocational Training run by AWWA is aimed at empowering Army wives to achieve self-employment and supplement family incomes.
Kiran Rai, Regional Vice President AWWA, South Western Command welcomed Mrs Bikram Singh who appreciated the good work being done by the AWWA in South Western Command.
She interacted with the Army families and enquired about their welfare.
--IBNS (Posted on 23-09-2013)