ITANAGAR: Arunachal Pradesh Governor Brig (Retd) Dr B D Mishra Friday presented a citation to the 7th Battalion of the Madras Regiment (7 Madras) at Raj Bhawan here, for the professional competence, operational preparedness, discipline and élan of the battalion.
The commanding officer of the battalion Colonel Vinay Reddy along with Subedar Major Suryawanshi and junior most sepoy K Suresh received the citation.
Commending the unit, Mishra said that the citation presented bestows the battalion additional responsibility to do better in their field of responsibilities.
He advised the CO and all ranks of the battalion to excel in all fields in their formation.
The governor said that the man management in Army units has changed with time. Now, it is the 'participatory command style' where every soldier, from jawan to commanding officer is a stakeholder in the performance of the battalion.
Mishra said that the 'shareholder concept' is required for the unit to strive forward as a team and to instil a sense of responsibility for each member of the unit.
He said that the concept covers all aspects like operations, training, logistics, administration and the discipline of the unit.
7 Madras is an excellent infantry battalion of the Indian Army.
Upholding the cherished motto of the Madras Regiment 'Swadharme Nidhanam Shreyaha' the battalion, since its re-raising at Madukkarai in 1964, has displayed effective battle worthiness, exemplary camaraderie, and outstanding performance at every place it has been deployed.
Recently relocated from Pooh in Himachal Pradesh to Gwalior in Madhya Pradesh, the officers and men of the battalion have excelled in the inter-brigade training, games and sports competitions.
Within the 23 battalions of the Madras Regiment, 7 Madras is the winner of the 'Best Battalion Award'. The unit has taken up many innovative social initiatives and has been taking good care of its former comrades in arms and their families.
In the international arena, demonstrating the best fighting capabilities of the Indian Army, the battalion has admirably taken part in 'Yudh Abhiyas 2021', a joint drill with the US Army at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, a United States military facility in Anchorage, Alaska, United States of America.
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