ITANAGAR, Jul 08: Governor Brig (Retd) B D Mishra on Friday presented the governor’s citation to the 110 Infantry Battalion Territorial Army (TA) of Madras Regiment for their professionalism, commendable social interface and valuable assistance to the civil society.
The 110 Infantry Battalion commanding officer Colonel Dinesh Singh Tanwer, Subedar Major Murugan R and Sepoy E Shiva Prasad received the citation from the governor at Raj Bhawan here.
The governor complimented Colonel Tanwer and all ranks of the infantry battalion for their excellent professional, operational and civic actions and for their bonhomie with the local population.
He said that in true traditions of the Territorial Army, the battalion has been effectively contributing towards the social amelioration in its area.
“The battalion personnel have regularly been donating blood for the needy and taken the initiative to organize campaigns to reach out to all Veer Naris and next of kins of the fallen heroes of the battalion for ensuring their wellbeing,” Mishra said.
The governor said that the battalion discharging its motivational role has conducted many rallies at various institutes, in and around Coimbatore, to guide and motivate the local youth to join the Indian Armed Forces.
The battalion has revitalized the “Kalaripayattu–Martial Art” in the regiment as well as in Coimbatore city by preparing the ‘Kovai Warriors Team’, he said.
The governor also termed 110 Infantry Battalion as a model unit.
Located at Coimbatore in Tamil Nadu, the battalion has frequently been deployed on operational duties in Jammu and Kashmir where it has performed exceptionally well.