STATE TIMES NEWS
UDHAMPUR: On the occasion of Army Day, Lt Gen Yogesh Kumar Joshi, UYSM, AVSM, VrC, SM, GOC-in-C, Northern Command paid tributes to bravehearts of Army by laying a wreath at Dhruva War Memorial.
While inaugurating musical talent hunt ‘Shaurya’, the Army Commander lauded the efforts of ‘Mausqui Studios’, who along with active support of the Northern Command Army, have conceptualised and organised musical talent hunt programme. Renowned Bollywood celebrities and legends like Sukhwinder Singh and Dilshaad Shabbir Shaikh have promoted talent hunt and provided an opportunity at doorsteps of J&K youth to help them explore new vistas in music industry. Over 2,000 talented youth of Jammu & Kashmir joined the online audition which was spread over seven days, followed by offline audition. Finally, ten talented youth comprising vocalists and instrumentalists have been selected to form J&K Band. The Band will be groomed before they showcase their talent on Jan 18, 2021 in Srinagar. While the entire Band will share stage with famous singer Sukhwinder Singh, the top three will be performing with him.
Based on recommended list provided by Press Club of Jammu, the Army Commander awarded ‘Certificates of Appreciation’ to some media personnel for serving people in a fair, accurate and unbiased manner, especially during COVID times. Those who were awarded certificates include Pradeep Dutta, Sr Editor, Times Now (English TV Channel); Ajay Bachloo, Principal Correspondent (ABP News, Hindi TV Channel); Vishal Bharti, Bureau Head (UNI News Agency); Anil Bhatt Bureau Head (PTI News Agency) and Channi Anand, Photojournalist (Associated Press).
The Army Commander commended all ranks of Northern Command for their dedication and devotion to duty in highest traditions of the Indian Army. He brought out that the success of the Indian Army is due to its gallant and brave soldiers who have minimal requirements but will achieve victory every time even at the cost of their lives. He said that it is never about the weapon but the man behind it who wins the battle.