Raksha Mantri Presents Best Marching Contingent Trophies
Raksha Mantri Smt Nirmala Sitharaman presented the Best Marching Contingent Trophies to the Punjab Regiment and the Indo Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) on February 23, 2018 who participated at the Republic Day Parade on January 26, 2018 at the historic Rajpath, New Delhi. Commandant, the Punjab Regiment Centre Brigadier Sanjeev Soni received the Trophy on behalf of the Punjab Regiment while Director General Shri RK Pachnanda received the trophy on behalf of ITPB. Smt Nirmala Sitharaman congratulated the two contingents for their excellent performance and for receiving the trophies.
The function was attended by Raksha Rajya Mantri Dr Subhash Bhamre, the Chief of Army Staff General Bipin Rawat, the Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Sunil Lanba, the Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa, Defence Secretary Shri Sanjay Mitra and other senior officers from the Ministry of Defence, the three Services and Ministry of Home Affairs.
On the auspicious occasion of 69th Republic Day, the marching contingent of one of the oldest regiments of Indian Army, the Punjab Regiment participated amongst other contingents wherein one Officer, two Junior Commissioned Officers and 144 Other Ranks from all the units of the regiment displayed unmatched talent and glory. The Punjab Regiment Republic Day Contingent was earlier adjudged the Best Marching Contingent in the year 1993.
- Nampibou Marinmai
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Raksha Mantri Smt Nirmala Sitharaman presenting the Best Marching Contingent trophy for Republic Day Parade 2018 to Commandant, the Punjab Regiment Centre Brigadier Sanjeev Soni in New Delhi on February 23, 2018.
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Raksha Mantri Smt Nirmala Sitharaman presenting the Best Marching Contingent trophy for Republic Day Parade 2018 to Director General Indo Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) Shri RK Pachnanda in New Delhi on February 23, 2018. Also seen in the picture is Raksha Rajya Mantri Dr Subhash Bhamre.
Raksha Mantri Smt Nirmala Sitharaman addressing the gathering during the presentation ceremony of the Best Marching Contingent trophies for Republic Day Parade 2018 in New Delhi on February 23, 2018. Also seen in the picture (from right) are Defence Secretary Shri Sanjay Mitra, CNS Admiral Sunil Lanba, Raksha Rajya Mantri Dr Subhash Bhamre, COAS General Bipin Rawat and CAS Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa.
Raksha Mantri Smt Nirmala Sitharaman posing for a group photo along with officials of Punjab Regiment during the presentation ceremony of the Best Marching Contingent trophies for Republic Day Parade 2018 in New Delhi on February 23, 2018. Also seen in the picture are Raksha Rajya Mantri Dr. Subhash Bhamre, Chief of the Army Staff General Bipin Rawat and Commandant, the Punjab Regiment Centre Brigadier Sanjeev Soni.
Raksha Mantri Smt Nirmala Sitharaman posing for a group photo along with officials of Indo Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) during the presentation ceremony of the Best Marching Contingent trophies for Republic Day Parade 2018 in New Delhi on February 23, 2018. Also seen in the picture are Raksha Rajya Mantri Dr. Subhash Bhamre and Director General ITBP Shri RK Pachnanda.