Rishikesh. Army band performed at All India Institute of Medical Sciences AIIMS Rishikesh under the aegis of Artie Brigade Raiwala to commemorate Army Day. The performance of various patriotic songs on the pip band during the program organized at AIIMS campus gave a fillip to the jawans of the army personnel.
Army Day is celebrated every year on 15 January as the gallantry and pride of the Indian Army. On the occasion of the day, the Pip Band Team of ‘6 Mountains Art Brigade’, under the supervision of Station Commander Brigadier Akash Bajaj of Raiwala Cantonment, gave a spectacular rendition of different patriotic songs at Rishikesh AIIMS campus on Wednesday. The 12-member band team led by Band Master JCO, performed the band display, stirred the masses through patriotic songs like ‘Saare Jahan Se Achcha Hindostan Hamara Hamare…’. During this time, the people present on the occasion appreciated the series of spectacular performances of the army band.
On this occasion, AIIMS Director Padmashree Professor Ravi Kant said that the objective of the program is to inculcate the spirit of patriotism among the youth and the officers and staff working in the hospital. He said that such an event shows respect for the brave martyrs, discipline of the army, unity and valor. Director AIIMS Padmashree Prof. Ravi Kant praised the program presented by the Army officers and band team present during the program. Along with this, AIIMS Director highlighted the valuable contribution of the Indian Army deployed on the borders in defense of the country and security of the people.
Lieutenant Colonel Vijay Kumar, who was present in the program, told that on this day, Lieutenant General K.M. Cariappa took over as the first ‘Commander in Chief’ of the Indian Army. Since then, this day has been celebrated as Army Day. Major Chandraprakash, Subedar Bhadar Singh, Dean Academic Professor Manoj Gupta, Medical Superintendent Prof. Latika Mohan, Dean Hospital Affairs Prof. UB Mishra, Financial Advisor Commandant PK Mishra, Prof. Faculty members of the institute were present along with Sanjeev Kumar Mittal, Registrar Rajiv Chaudhary, Public Relations Officer Harish Mohan Thapliyal.
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