Pune: Young Entrepreneur Punit Balan Felicitated by Southern Command for Collaborative Projects with Indian Army

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Pune, 5th July 2024: Punit Balan, a young entrepreneur from Pune renowned for his extensive social work, was awarded a certificate of appreciation by the Southern Command of the Indian Army. The accolade was presented by Lieutenant General Ajai Kumar Singh, GOC-in-C, Southern Command.

Balan has made significant contributions in various domains, including sports, health, arts, culture, and education, through his initiatives under the Punit Balan Group and the Indrani Balan Foundation. Notably, his efforts extend to the Kashmir Valley, where he collaborates with the Indian Army. One of their joint ventures, the Daggar School for Special Children in Baramulla, exemplifies their commitment to education and social welfare in the region. Additionally, they operate schools for special children in several conflict-affected areas, including Baramulla, Kupwara, Anantnag, Pahalgam, Pulwama, Shopian, Uri, Trenam, Ven, and Ghuresh.

In partnership with the Army, Balan also contributes to national security initiatives. Together, they established India’s first Constitution Park in Pune at the Southern Command.

The Southern Command honored Balan for his remarkable work alongside the Indian Army. In the accompanying testimonial, his contributions were highlighted as exemplary for both the Army and the broader community.

“It is a matter of great pride for me to receive this certificate from the Southern Command of the Indian Army. I am committed to supporting the Indian Army, which safeguards our nation. This recognition energizes me to continue my efforts with even greater determination. I am deeply grateful to the Indian Army for this honor,” said Punit Balan, president of the Punit Balan Group.

Previously, Balan was also recognized with a citation by former Vice Chief of the Indian Army Lieutenant General BS Raju (retd) and the Central Command of the Indian Army.