Navy Chief presents gallantry awards

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Navy Chief presents gallantry awards

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Visakhapatnam, 4/21
Naval Investiture Ceremony, an annual
event for the Indian Navy, was held at
Command Parade Ground, Eastern Naval
Command Visakhapatnam on Friday. Admiral
Sunil Lanba, Chief of the Naval Staff
(CNS), conferred Gallantry and non
Gallantry Awards to their recipients on
behalf of the President of India at an
impressive ceremonial parade.
Admiral Sunil Lanba was received at the
parade ground by Vice Admiral HCS Bisht,
Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Eastern
Naval Command. The CNS inspected a 50 men
Armed Guard and reviewed the platoons of
Naval and DSC personnel drawn from various
ships and establishments of the ENC.
Speaking on the occasion, Admiral Lanba
said that the occasion is of special
significance, as it allows us to formally
acknowledge   commendable gallantry as
well as devotion to duty of  the fellow
shipmates. He also thanked the family
members of the award winners for their
support to the service personnel in their
performance of duty. He added that the
core values – Duty, Honour and Courage
forms the fundamental traits expected from
all naval personnel.  The award winners
have displayed these and many more
qualities such as patriotism, courage,
fighting spirit, integrity sincerity,
perseverance, discipline humility and
selflessness that would have come to
define our fine service.  He also said
that he firmly believed that it is the
team work and never say die attitude of
naval personnel that has made the Indian
navy a strong and capable maritime force
in the world today. The leadership,
foresight and devotion to duty displayed
by naval personnel has enabled a steady
growth of our service and transformed us
into a blue water navy.
Lt Cdr Vikash Kumar Narwal, Lt Cdr Neeraj
Kumar, Veer Singh Chief Petty Officer
Clearance Diver I and Rakesh Kumar Hull
Artificer-4 (posthumously) were awarded
Nao Sena Medals (Gallantry) for their
indomitable courage, conspicuous gallantry
and outstanding professionalism.  Other
awards presented included eight Nao Sena
Medals for Devotion to Duty, sixteen
Vishisht Seva Medals, Sarvottam Jeeven
Rakshak Padak awarded to Cdr Shishir Kumar
Yadavannavar (posthumous), Jeeven Rakshak
Padak to Lt Cdr Kapil Kumar Shishodia and
Shri Neelkant Ramesh Harikantra LASCAR-1.
Captain Ravi Dhir Medal was awarded to
Aravind Marisamy Master Chief Air
Artificer II and Lieutenant VK Jain
Memorial Gold Medal was awarded to
Commander Ravi Kumar Singh.
The CNS also presented unit citation to
two afloat units and six shore
establishments who have delivered
exceptional performance over the past one
year. These include IN Ships Trikand,
Sunayna, IN Air Squadron 312A, Command
Clearance Diving Team, Mumbai, INS Eksila
at Visakhapatnam, Naval Ship Repair Yard,
Karwar, Base Victualling Yard, Kochi and
INS Kardip in the Andaman & Nicobar
Islands.  Naval Dockyard, Mumbai and INS
Shivaji at  Lonavala, Maharastra were
awarded with the ‘CNS Trophy for Best
Green Practices’ for the environment
friendly / green initiatives.
Apart from the relatives of the award
winners, the Ceremonial parade was also
attended by Flag Officers, Commanding
Officers of various ships, submarines and
establishments and a large number of
service and civilian personnel and their
families.

Bay News Network

Visakhapatnam, 4/21

Naval Investiture Ceremony, an annual

event for the Indian Navy, was held at

Command Parade Ground, Eastern Naval

Command Visakhapatnam on Friday. Admiral

Sunil Lanba, Chief of the Naval Staff

(CNS), conferred Gallantry and non

Gallantry Awards to their recipients on

behalf of the President of India at an

impressive ceremonial parade.

Admiral Sunil Lanba was received at the

parade ground by Vice Admiral HCS Bisht,

Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Eastern

Naval Command. The CNS inspected a 50 men

Armed Guard and reviewed the platoons of

Naval and DSC personnel drawn from various

ships and establishments of the ENC.

Speaking on the occasion, Admiral Lanba

said that the occasion is of special

significance, as it allows us to formally

acknowledge   commendable gallantry as

well as devotion to duty of  the fellow

shipmates. He also thanked the family

members of the award winners for their

support to the service personnel in their

performance of duty. He added that the

core values – Duty, Honour and Courage

forms the fundamental traits expected from

all naval personnel.  The award winners

have displayed these and many more

qualities such as patriotism, courage,

fighting spirit, integrity sincerity,

perseverance, discipline humility and

selflessness that would have come to

define our fine service.  He also said

that he firmly believed that it is the

team work and never say die attitude of

naval personnel that has made the Indian

navy a strong and capable maritime force

in the world today. The leadership,

foresight and devotion to duty displayed

by naval personnel has enabled a steady

growth of our service and transformed us

into a blue water navy.

Lt Cdr Vikash Kumar Narwal, Lt Cdr Neeraj

Kumar, Veer Singh Chief Petty Officer

Clearance Diver I and Rakesh Kumar Hull

Artificer-4 (posthumously) were awarded

Nao Sena Medals (Gallantry) for their

indomitable courage, conspicuous gallantry

and outstanding professionalism.  Other

awards presented included eight Nao Sena

Medals for Devotion to Duty, sixteen

Vishisht Seva Medals, Sarvottam Jeeven

Rakshak Padak awarded to Cdr Shishir Kumar

Yadavannavar (posthumous), Jeeven Rakshak

Padak to Lt Cdr Kapil Kumar Shishodia and

Shri Neelkant Ramesh Harikantra LASCAR-1.

Captain Ravi Dhir Medal was awarded to

Aravind Marisamy Master Chief Air

Artificer II and Lieutenant VK Jain

Memorial Gold Medal was awarded to

Commander Ravi Kumar Singh.

The CNS also presented unit citation to

two afloat units and six shore

establishments who have delivered

exceptional performance over the past one

year. These include IN Ships Trikand,

Sunayna, IN Air Squadron 312A, Command

Clearance Diving Team, Mumbai, INS Eksila

at Visakhapatnam, Naval Ship Repair Yard,

Karwar, Base Victualling Yard, Kochi and

INS Kardip in the Andaman & Nicobar

Islands.  Naval Dockyard, Mumbai and INS

Shivaji at  Lonavala, Maharastra were

awarded with the ‘CNS Trophy for Best

Green Practices’ for the environment

friendly / green initiatives.

Apart from the relatives of the award

winners, the Ceremonial parade was also

attended by Flag Officers, Commanding

Officers of various ships, submarines and

establishments and a large number of

service and civilian personnel and their

families.

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