Bikaner,The Sapta Shakti Command Investiture Ceremony was conducted at Bikaner Military Station on 15 Jan 15 under the aegis of Ranbankura Division. The event was presided over by Lieutenant General Arun Kumar Sahni, General Officer Commanding in Chief, Sapta Shakti Command. In addition to the awardees, the event was attended by senior serving officers, war veterans, retired officers and brave soldiers of Sapta Shakti Command.
In all seven individual awards and 16 Unit Citations were given. Colonel Surendra Pal Yadav was awarded Yudh Seva Medal and Sena Medal (Gallantry) was awarded to Maj Virendra Singh Chandel. Two Sena Medals (Distinguished) were awarded to Lt Col Sanjay Kumar Mishra, VSM** and Capt Ravi Kant Singh. Other than these, three Vishisht Seva Medals were also awarded to Maj Gen Sushil Kumar Agarwal (Retd), Maj Gen Sandeep Sharma, VSM and Maj Gen Satish Kumar Dua, SM, VSM.
The Army Commander congratulated all the Awardees and their family members and said that this achievement was yet another milestone in the highest traditions of the Indian Army. Further, he called upon all soldiers to emulate the example of the awardees and thus work selflessly to bring fame and glory to the Indian Army.