Tuesday, July 31, 2012


Gen Bikram Singh, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) accompanied by Mrs Bubbles Singh, President Central FWO(Family Welfare Organisation) arrived at Jaipur on a two day visit to Sapta Shakti Command.
During his first visit to Sapta Shakti Command, the COAS interacted with all officers of Jaipur Military Station. In his address, the COAS reiterated the external and internal challenges facing the Army and the collective efforts required in overcoming the same through a sense of commitment and professionalism. He emphasised on maintaining a high threshold of operational readiness to enable fulfillment of our constitutional obligations and assigned roles. He desired that force modernisation conforming to stipulated timelines should be given due impetus in a joint service environment. The COAS also later interacted with a large congregation of veterans and apprised them of the holistic initiatives being taken by the Indian Army towards the welfare of Veterans, ’Veer Naris’ and widows.
The Army Commander SW Command briefed the COAS on the operational preparedness and training activities of the Command. The Army Commander also dwelt upon institutionalized measures undertaken to upgrade the quality of life of all ranks as also various welfare measure for the Veterans and Veer Naris. The COAS applauded the sustained progress, made by all ranks in multi faceted activities towards upgradation of operational and administrative excellence.
The COAS accompanied by the Army Commander, SW Command also interacted with HE Smt Margaret Alva, Governor of Rajasthan at the Raj Bhawan.
Mrs Bubbles Singh, President Central FWO complimented the families of the Sapta Shakti Command on the implementation of several innovative welfare schemes. She also impressed upon all families to lead happy and progressive lives in an enriching and a conducive environment.

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