Military Institute of Technology (MILIT) celebrated 68th Army Day on 15 January 2016 with great enthusiasm and fervour. Rear Admiral Amulpreet Singh Sethi, VSM, Commandant, MILIT was the Chief Guest on the occasion.
MILIT Officers, Jawans and their families assembled at the institute’s auditorium lawns. Messages received from the President of India, the Defence Minister and the Chief of Army Staff were read out. MILIT quarterly ‘Militgiri’ was also released by the Chief Guest on this occasion. Rear Admiral Sethi in his address stated that the Indian Armed Forces have embarked on the path of rapid modernization. This embedding of world-class technologies and incorporation of new indigenous developments is however a complex and continual process, and therefore every Officer and Jawan must work towards the goal.
Sethi mentioned that noble principles of selfless service, valour, sacrifice and brotherhood amongst soldiers are essential in the times of turbulent social milieu. He complimented the Army Officers and Jawans in the institution for their high standards of professionalism and expected them to share these high values to the student officers undergoing prestigious programmes at MILIT.
MILIT, a unique tri-services training establishment, situated on the southern banks of Khadakwasla Lake, imparts training in various disciplines of defence technologies to meet mid-career update requirements of the Officers of the Indian Army, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard and defence forces of some friendly foreign countries.
ARMY DAY CELEBRATIONS AT CME
An Equipment Display showcasing the Combat Engineers, was conducted at College of Military Engineering on the occasion of Army Day. The aim of the equipment display was to generate interest, motivate youth to join the Army and to facilitate better understanding about the Armed Forces. The immaculately laid out display was amidst lush greenery of the CME campus and attracted students from surrounding schools & colleges.
Approx 400 students from various schools and colleges in and around Pune witnessed the Equipment Display. The students were briefed about the role and employment of the Corps of Engineers and the capability of the equipment on display.