- Indian Army organized ‘Know your Army’ Exhibition at LPU Campus
- Mega display of Weaponry, Battle tanks, Combat drill proved grand hit with LPU students and staff-members
- GOC Vajra Corps Lt General Jagbir Singh Cheema VSM inaugurated the Army Show
- “Indian Youth is ever committed to lead the society”: Lt General JS Cheema
- “Only our soldiers provide us full freedom in every walk of life”: LPU Chancellor Ashok Mittal
Commemorating the 50th anniversary of 1965 war victory, Indian Army organized two-day ‘Know Your Army’ exhibition at Lovely Professional University. The event was also to inspire and awaken LPU students about ‘how to join Indian Army’. GOC Vajra Corps Lt General Jagbir Singh Cheema VSM inaugurated the event. During this event, mega display of weaponry, battle tanks, combat drill, Jazz band show and allied activities proved grand hit with LPU students and staff-members. The exhibition provided unique opportunity for students to witness the strength, brave deeds and wide range of equipments of Indian Army. Students also experienced the thrills of riding on tanks and handling equipments.
Addressing students, Lt General Cheema awakened and inspired them to be a great part of Indian Army: “Indian youth is full of vibrancy, great aspirations and commitments to lead the Indian society. Youth also has certain apprehensions, doubts and fear about their future. For this, Indian Army is there to awaken you to be a great part of it after going in details about different aspects of Indian Army. I am thankful to LPU Management which has come forward to think about young students and to let them be aware about our all thought processes to further guide them how to enter Indian Army”. Lt Gen Cheema shared that aim of the event is to inculcate spirit of patriotism among Indian youth, and to motivate them to come forward make India secure and strong. He also presented a brief yet detailed presentation to let students know how they can join army. He explained all about Arms, Services, Corps and commands of Indian Army.
Prior to this, LPU Chancellor Mr Ashok Mittal welcomed Lt Gen Cheema and all other ranks of Indian Army. He thanked Indian Army for organizing the show of grand military prowess for LPU youth capital. Mr Mittal shared: “ Our soldiers do a great job for us, none other than they provide us full freedom in every walk of our life whether it is safe and sound existence or speech or any other phase of our life. Soldiers protect borders at the stake of their lives and make us comfortable to live in peace. I anticipate our students will imbibe great inspiration from different endeavours of the show and come forward to join Indian Forces.”
Colonel Bhaskar Sah made running commentary about combat drill and let students aware about how enemy is destroyed in the battle field through tanks and Infantry actions. Colonel Manpreet Singh narrated brave stories related to 1965 War fought heroically against Pakistan. Side by side movie showcase of Indian Army, seminar on how to join Indian Army, open house Interaction were also organized for students to imbibe facts, figures and realities about the valour of Indian Army. ‘Motivational documentaries’ with thrilling videos on the heroic exploits and sacrifices of the Indian Army since Independence were also showcased to encourage youth. Students were also informed about aptitude, reasoning tests, interview skills and related things to enter army.
Highly impressed LPU students expressed under similar tones: “We are greatly enthralled to see the power of Indian Army. We must always remember that our soldiers are on vigil for security of the nation on 24X7 basis. Only due to alert & brave Indian Army, we all are able to live & sleep soundly. Many a times, during their duty soldiers even have to lay their life while fighting enemies. We have great respect for our soldiers and martyrs, and we salute our brave soldiers to be ever victorious. We are now very eager to join Indian Army.”