28 September 2019
Berhampur: President Ram Nath Kovind on Saturday handed over the prestigious President’s Colours Award to the Corps of Army Air Defence. He graced the event at Army Air Defence College (AADC) at Gopalpur in Ganjam district. Apart from President, Odisha Governor Prof. Ganeshi Lal and Indian Army Chief Bipin Rawat were also present.
The President’s Colours Award is the highest military honour for an armed forces organization. This award is given in recognition of exceptional service rendered by it to the nation, both during war and in peace.
AADC is the training academy for the Army Air Defence Corps of Indian Army. Its prime objective is to impart training to the defence personnel posted to the Corps of Army Air Defence (AAD) about the air defence systems and anti-aircraft warfare. Besides the army personnel, the academy also trains personnel from navy, air force and officers from friendly foreign nations.
India’s first citizen landed yesterday in Bhubaneswar amidst a rousing welcome at Biju Patnaik International Airport (BPIA) by Governor Prof Ganeshi Lal and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik. Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan Pratap Sarangi, Director-General of Police B K Sharma and other top officials of the State were also part of the welcoming team.
President Kovind left for Gopalpur immediately. He is set to be back for a stopover at Raj Bhawan before he heads back to New Delhi.