In a majestic and befitting Investiture Ceremony was held at Udhampur on September 7, 2017, Lt Gen D Anbu, GOC-in-C, Northern Command presented Gallantry and distinguished service awards to 108 officers and other ranks.
The Army Commander presented one Sarvottam Jeevan Raksha Padak, two Yudh Seva Medals, two Bar to Sena Medals (Gallantry), 76 Sena Medals (Gallantry), 10 Sena Medals (Distinguished Service), 17 Vishisht Seva Medals to the recipients for their act of valour and distinguished services. 14 Civilians were also awarded Certificate of Appreciation and cash awards by the Army Commander for their yeoman service. Unit Appreciation to 31 units for their outstanding performance in the Command Theatre in the year 2016 were awarded. On the occasion, the Army Commander also honoured four personnel of J&K Police for their act of gallantry and devotion.
The Army Commander commended all ranks of the Northern Command for their dedication and devotion to duty. He exhorted them to rededicate themselves to the cause of the Nation. He congratulated those who were decorated for bravery and distinguished service. During the event, Regional President Family Welfare Organisation, Northern Command also interacted and presented gifts to the Next of Kin of posthumous awardees.