Udhampur (J&K) : 17 JUN 2019
48th Raising Day of Northern Command was celebrated with Military decorum & solemnity at Udhampur. On the occasion Lt Gen Ranbir Singh, Army Commander, Northern Command, paid homage to the gallant soldiers who made the supreme sacrifice by laying a wreath at the Dhruva Shaheed Smarak.
Northern Command was raised on 17 Jun 1972. Battle hardened and extremely rich in combat experience the command has a glorious history covering the entire spectrum of warfare. Northern Command has been at the forefront of the Nation’s effort to counter security challenges posed by terrorism and externally sponsored proxy war in J&K. Northern Command has consistently displayed its professionalism by conducting successful operations along the borders and in the hinterland. The Northern Command has time and again provided succor to the civilian population, be it during natural calamities or participating in Nation building activities as part of Sadhbhavana activities for the ‘Awam’.On the occasion, the Army Commander exhorted all ranks to rededicate themselves to safeguard National integrity and continue to perform their task with fortitude, dedication and professionalism. He extended his good wishes to the families and Defence civilian staff of the Command and complimented the troops for their steadfastness, resolve and exemplary devotion to duty.
To mark the occasion, a blood donation camp was also organised earlier on 15 Jun 19 at North Star Clinic. The camp saw a large turnout of volunteers donating blood & registering at Blood Bank for future donations.