Roorkee, Apr 1 (UNI) Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh today presented the golden jubilee Commemoration Stamp of 62 Cavalry to the Deputy Chief of the Army Staff and Colonel of the regiment Lt Gen G D Singh on the occasion of the Golden Jubilee celebrations of the first armoured regiment of independent India.
Taking part in the Golden Jubilee celebrations of the first regiment raised entirely on tanks, Capt Singh congratulated all the officers and the soldiers of 62 Cavalry for their exemplary bravery, courage and patriotism exhibited to safeguard the territorial integrity of the nation against external aggression.
While presiding over the 'Stamp Presentation Function' here he recalled the valuable association of the Regiment with the state of Punjab and the erstwhile state force of Patiala.
The Golden Jubilee celebrations had begun yesterday with the Chief of Army Staff Gen J J Singh presenting a standard to the Regiment during a mounted parade to mark the occasion.
Addressing former and serving defence personnel Capt Singh said that the army is also involved in extending crucial support to the civil administration during internal security disturbances and in the maintenance of law and order, in organising relief operations during natural calamities like floods, earthquakes and cyclones and in the maintenance of essential services.
He expressed confidence that the regiment would continue to strive hard to achieve greater excellence.
Capt Singh also presented a cheque for Rs 11 lakh and a Silver Trophy (Patiala Cup) to the Deputy Chief of Army Lt Gen G D Singh for the excellent duty performed by this tank Regiment.
The Regiment had received a Guidon from former President of India late Neelam Sanjeeva Reddy on its silver jubilee in recognition of its glorious acts.
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