63 Cavalry celebrates golden jubilee
Chandigarh, Jan 2 (UNI) The three-day Golden Jubilee celebrations of 63 Cavalry, counted among the elite armoured regiments of the Indian Army, concluded somewhere in the Western sector today with holding of a special Sainik Sammelan which was attended by all serving and retired officers, JCOs and jawans and also their wives.
Showcasing the dynamism and elan of this combat unit, an elaborate audiovisual presentation, aptly called ''The Spirit of Tresath'', was also staged on the concluding day.
As part of the celebrations, a unique ceremony called the 'Heritage Review' was held yesterday, where the present generation of men and machines paid tribute to their seniors and the heritage equipment.
Brig Harmandar Singh (retd), the first Commandant who had raised the unit reviewed the ceremony. All who attended were enthused by the military pomp on display as also the pride in regimental tradition.
While the ethos and values of the regiment were reiterated during the Golden Jubilee celebrations, a road map for the future was also laid out that includes a special scheme to assist in resettlement of soldiers hanging up their spurs.
The celebrations were well attended by a pantheon of eminent retired and serving officers, proud ex-servicemen and their families.
From the fortitude, espirit-de-corps and camaraderie on display, it was obvious to all present that 63 Cavalry had not lost sight of its traditions or the role it has to discharge while serving India.
The Regiment, 63 Cavalry, was raised on January 2, 1957 at Alwar and has served the nation with distinction for 50 years in both peace and war. The unit has participated in UN Peacekeeping Operations in Congo from 1961 to 1962 and played a key role during the 1971 Indo-Pak War in the Eastern Theatre (present day Bangladesh).
TRESATH (as the unit is popularly called) has aided the civil administration on a number of occasions, notably during the 1992 floods in Punjab and the Gujarat earthquake of 2001.
The Regiment has also combated the menace of terrorism in Punjab, Jammu and Kashmir and the North Eastern States.