Chandigarh, Jan 20 (UNI) To honour the recipients of Sena Medals and Vishist Seva Medals (VSM) of the Western Command of the Indian Army, an Investiture Ceremony would be held on January 22.
Lt Gen T K Sapru, GOC-in-C, Western Command would give away the awards at a ceremony to be held at Dehradun, the Uttarakhand capital, which also houses the Indian Military Academy (IMA).
A large number of officers from the three services, special invitees and civil dignitaries will attend the function.
Twenty four personnel of the Western Command holding various ranks would receive the awards which include nine Sena Medals for gallantry, eight Sena Medals for distinguished service and seven VSMs.
Of particular mention is the Sena Medal (Gallantry) which will be awarded posthumously to brave Jawan Grenadier Virender Singh who laid down his life fighting terrorists.
His wife Mrs Geeta Devi will receive the medal.
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