President Ram Nath Kovind today presented the prestigious President's Colours to the Army Aviation Corps at a special ceremony in Nashik.
The President, who is also the supreme commander of the armed forces, awarded the colors at a grand ceremonial parade held at the Combat Army Aviation Training School at Nashik Road. During his address, he said, the Indian Army and the nation are proud of Army Aviation Corps.
The Army Aviation Corps has been conferred with two Maha Vir Chakras, 16 Vir Chakras, 13 Shaurya Chakras, 115 Sena Medals and 45 Mentions in Despatches.
Presentation of the President's Colours is an acknowledgment of the meritorious service rendered by the Army Aviation Corps over the years.
Officials said, the Corps has proved their mettle and lived up to the motto of Swift and Sure and made their presence felt from the highest battlefield of Siachen Glacier to the Rann of Kutch in Gujarat.
The President, who is on a five-day visit to Maharashtra, Karnataka, and Gujarat, will reach Karnataka later in the day and will attend the Birth Centenary celebrations of Maharaja Sri Jayachamaraja Wadiyar of Mysore.
Mr. Kovind will lay the foundation stone for the campus of JSS Academy of Higher Education and Research at Varuna Village in Mysuru tomorrow. The President will visit Swami Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhana Sansthana in Bengaluru on Saturday. (AIR NEWS)