Ferozepur, January 12, 2018: To showcase wide-ranging capabilities of Indian Army, a Weapon and Equipment Display & Band display was organized at Ferozepur cantonment on 12 January 18. Earlier in the day, the event was inaugurated by Major General Rajesh Kundra, General Officer Commanding, Golden Arrow Division.
A wide range of small arms, communication setup and other equipment used by various wings of the Army were displayed to kindle the patriotic fervour and pride amongst the youth and to motivate them for serving the Nation. ‘Empowerment through Awareness’ was achieved wherein a large number of school & college students, government dignitaries and local population from adjoining villages enthusiastically attended the event. The students were excited and got a first-hand experience of weapons while many students got a chance to lay their hands on military equipment.
The Army offers a challenging career to the youth and there are plenty of options available in different wings of the forces. A counselling counter with detailed information regarding various entry schemes to join the Indian Army was also set up to provide guidance to the students during the display.
Besides the display, a Military Band played traditional martial tunes and enthralled the crowd with its majestic display. The event drew the overwhelming response from people, said Anil Gaur, Offg PRO (Def) Jalandhar.