Army Mela concludes

Excelsior Correspondent
Jammu, Sept 20: The two  day long Army Mela organized by the ‘Ace of Spades’ Division at Naoshera came to an end on the evening of 20 September 2012, leaving behind imprints deeply engraved in the hearts and minds of  over four thousand civilians and Army personnel, who attended this gala event The event was attended by His Excellency Shri NN Vohra, Governor of J&K, and Usha Vohra, the first lady of J&K, as Chief Guests, Lt Gen KT Parnaik, GOC-in-C, Northern Command, Lt Gen AS Nandal, GOC, White Knight Corps, Maj Gen KH Singh, GOC, ‘Ace of Spades’ Division and a number of civil dignitaries.
The main attractions of the Mela were Para Jumping and Para motor display, Horse and Dog Show, Military Band Display, Gatka by Sikh soldiers, Naga Dance, Khukri Dance, Bhangra and Cultural programme by the School children of Naoshera region.  The Mela also provided a platform for the Army to address the problems of the veterans soldiers. Information stalls like Pension Adalat, Rajya/Kendriya Sainik Board, Resettlement, Medical Camp, Housing Scheme, Ex-Servicemen Contributory Health Scheme had been established for redressal of the grievances.

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