EASTERN ARMY COMMANDER VISITED DIMAPUR AND CHUMUKEDIMA
ARMY COMMANDER EASTERN COMMAND INAUGURATS FACILITIES AT DIMAPUR AND CHUMUKEDIMA
EASTERN ARMY COMMANDER INAUGURATS A BASKETBALL COURT AT DIMAPUR AND A GUEST HOUSE AT CHUMUKEDIMA
Thursday, 06 Dec 2023
Lt Gen RP Kalita, PVSM, UYSM, AVSM, SM, VSM, General Officer Commanding in Chief (GOC-in-C), Eastern Command visited the Spear Corps HQs at Dimapur, Nagaland. During the visit the GOC-in-C reviewed the operational preparedness of the formation and inaugurated a Computed Tomography (CT) Scan facility at the Military Hospital (MH) Rangapahar Military Station which will benefit soldiers, families & civilians in providing critical health care.
The Army Commander also inaugurated a state-of-the-art Basketball Court at Vidya Bhavan Higher Secondary School at Dimapur, constructed by the Indian Army under Operation Sadbhavna. While interacting with the students and teachers of the school, the Army Commander dedicated the sports facility to the students and commended the effort, of all involved, in taking forward a shared vision of inculcating sports culture amongst the young generation. He mentioned that the Basketball court symbolizes a teamwork that fosters discipline, resilience and the positive attitude of working together towards a common goal. He encouraged the students to engage in sports wholeheartedly make the most by utilizing the sports facility.
The Army Commander also shared the stage with Hon’ble Chief Minister of Nagaland Shri Neiphiu Rio and other distinguished guests while inaugurating a Guesthouse at the Old Boys Association Sainik School (OBASS) at Chumukedima. The guest house is the first such facility for OBASS in the country. He mentioned that creation of this facility is a testament to the enduring legacy of the commitment of the alumni to give back to the alma mater that shaped the children of yester years to worthy soldiers of today. He commended the dedication of the Old Boys Association for the spirit of camaraderie and fostering a sense of belonging amongst the fellow alumni. He also highlighted that the guestroom is a living testament to the shared experiences, shared dreams and shared aspirations that define the unique bond among the OBASS.
Army Commander is scheduled to visit Manipur and has been invited as a chief guest at Hornbill Festival on 07 Dec 2023 at Kisama Heritage Village, Kohima.