To Honour Brave & Gallant Soldiers of Northern Command Investiture Ceremony Held at Mathura
The Northern Command Investiture Ceremony was held on 02 March 2023 at Mathura Military Station with military precision and detail. The event was presided by Lieutenant General Upendra Dwivedi, General Officer Commanding in Chief, Northern Command, wherein a total of 66 awardees were awarded gallantry and distinguished service awards. This included 49 Sena Medals (Gallantry), one Bar to Sena Medal (Gallantry), one Yudh Seva Medal, four Sena Medals for Distinguished Service, 10 Vishisht Seva Medals & one Bar to Vishisht Seva Medal.
A total of 33 officers, three Junior Commissioned Officers and 29 Other Ranks were awarded and recognized for various acts of valour and distinguished service. One Sena Medal (Gallantry) was received on behalf of Rifleman Hussain Khan who is in coma after being injured in an operation by his father. The ceremony was witnessed by a large gathering of military and civil dignitaries as well as relatives of the awardees.
Speaking at the occasion Lieutenant General Upendra Dwivedi congratulated all awardees for their conspicuous bravery and dedication to duty and urged all present to emulate their achievements. He highlighted the extremely challenging conditions along the borders and reiterated that the Indian Army was always prepared to meet any challenge and would spare no effort in ensuring a peaceful internal security situation and the integrity of our national borders.