Sagar: On behalf of the President, General Dalbir Singh, Chief of Army Staff, presented the ‘President’s Colours’ to 20 MAHAR and 21 MAHAR Battalions of the Mahar Regiment on the occasion of Platinum Jubilee of the Regiment at Saugor Military Station, today.
The regiment has 9 Battle Honours, 12 Theatre Honours, 8 COAS Unit Citations, 19 GOC-in-C Unit Appreciations and scores of gallantry awards to its credit.
This honour has been bestowed upon these 2 young battalions of the regiment in recognition of their dedicated and meritorious service rendered to the nation since their raising.
The Chief of the Army Staff also released a “First Day Cover”, a book on Late General KV Krishna Rao, and a graphic novel on Late Major R Parameswaran, PVC, to commemorate this historic event.
The colour presentation parade was held at the Anusuya Prasad Parade Ground which is named after the youngest Mahavir Chakra recipient of the Indian Army, who with only 10 days of military service laid down his life in the Battle of Shamsher Nagar during 1971 India-Pakistan war.
[stextbox id=”info”]President Pranab Mukherjee will award Presidential Colours to 30 Squadron of Air Force and 501 Signals Unit, Barnala on November 10 at a function to be organised at the Air Force station in Ambala. President’s Colours is one of the greatest honours bestowed upon an Air Force Unit or Squadron in recognition of exceptional service rendered by it to the nation, both during war and in peace.[/stextbox]