Lt Gen DR Soni, VSM, General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Army Training Command (ARTRAC) gave away the prestigious citations for the outstanding contribution in the field of training during the Investiture Ceremony held at the historic Chetwode Hall in the Indian Military Academy, Dehradun on 30 March 2017.
GOC-in-C ARTRAC Unit Citation for the Category ‘A’ Establishments/ Institutions/ Units is a recognition of the outstanding/ meritorious contributions in enhancing training ethos of the Indian Army which lay the backbone of a strong and resilient Army for the 21st Century. The eligibility criteria for the award of citations are as under: –
(a) Innovations in training aspects developed.
(b) Futuristic vision & planning.
(c) Planning, coordination & implementation of New Training Policies.
(d) Development of the Category ‘A’ Establishments/ Institutions/ Units as an excellence centre in specific fields.
Every year, three to four institutions/ units are conferred with Unit citations. The proud recipients of this year’s “GOC-in- C ARTRAC Unit citation” were Indian Military Academy,
Dehradun, Remount Veterinary Corps Centre & College, Meerut, College of Materials Management, Jabalpur, Institute of National Integration, Pune, 126 Infantry Battalion (Territorial Army) Jammu and Kashmir Rifles, 707 Target Support Unit and 136 Field Regiment.
All the award winning Academies and units have made exceptional contribution in enhancing training activities of the Indian Army. Officers heading their respective Academies, Institutions and units along with their Subedar Majors received the citations from the Army Commander.
On behalf of Indian Military Academy, Lt Gen SK Upadhaya, SM, VSM, then Commandant and Subedar Major RK Mani Sana received the citation conferred for distinguished service and professionalism in imparting quality training during the year.