President’s Standard conferred on ACC&S
|Source: The Hitavada Date: 16 Apr 2017 10:24:29|
“We are peace loving country but we will use all instruments of power to protect its sovereignty,” the President said
PRESIDENT and Supreme Commander of Armed Forces Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday conferred the prestigious President’s Standard on the Armoured Corps Centre and School (ACC&S) ,ur ging the training institute to strive for professionalism in years ahead. The President also released a Special Day Cover during the ceremony. Describing the capabilities of armed forces as a major source of national power, President Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday said that even though India is a peace loving nation, it would use all its instruments of National power to protect its sovereignty.
“Any nation draws its strength from allelements of national power and the capabilities of our Armed Forces areamajor source of national power.
Although we are a peace loving nation we will use all instruments of national power in order to protect our sovereignty,”the President said. The ACC&S is an organisation that has shaped the persona of armoured Corps officers, junior commissioned officers and non commissioned officers as future leaders to shoulder responsibilities of mechanized warfare.
The standard was presented to Major Vyankar Prasad. Addressing the event, where Ahmednagar MP Dilip Gandhi was also present, the President, who is the supreme commander of the armed forces, said, since its inception in 1948, the ACC&S has distinguished itself in service of the nation. “In recognition of its selfless devotion, professionalism and dedication to the service, the nation honours it today with a deep sense of gratitude and appreciation.” Lauding the role of ACC&S,the President said, “the heroes of armoured Corps whom we read of in battles of Zojila Pass, Khem Kharan, AsalUtteret call got their basic and advanced training in this splendid establishment.”