Indian Army organizes ‘Know your army exhibition’ ahead of Army day

January 13th, 2008 - 9:10 pm ICT by admin  

By Farooq Ganai
Jammu, (India) Jan 13 : As part of the Army Day which is celebrated on 15 January every year, a two day exhibition, aptly titled “Know Your Army” was organized by Tiger Division on 13 and 14.

The exhibition was inaugurated by Major General Sanjeev Loomba, GOC Tiger Division.

The aim of the exhibition was to showcase the Army to the general public. The highlight of the exhibition was the display of an astounding array of weaponry and special military equipment including tanks and artillery guns. The real action war video footage was an added attraction, which kept the public spell bound. In addition to this the army band belted out popular martial tunes and mellifluous numbers, which kept the people thoroughly enthralled.

Speaking to the large turnout of inquisitive media persons, Major General Sanjeev Loomba, SM, GOC Tiger Division asserted that the Army is well equipped to synergize its action to ensure resounding success in war. The General further added that the exhibition is a lifetime experience for people who normally do not have access to see such weapons from close quarters.

People of all ages and walks of life thronged the venue to have a glimpse of the arms and equipment. Young aspirants, keen to join the armed forces, made a beeline to the motivation stalls specially set up for them and were suitably enlightened and motivated. It was a close encounter for public with the sentinels of the mother land.

“The large turnout of the public proved beyond an iota of doubt that the “Know your Army” exhibition was not only a grand success, but also served the purpose of showcasing the army to the general public”, Defence Spokesman Lt Col SD Goswami told reporters here.

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