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The Chief of Army Staff and President Gorkha Brigade, General Bipin Rawat in a group photograph of family members of British Gorkha Officers of 9 GR, at 39 Gorkha Training Centre, during 9 GR Bicentenary Celebrations, in Varanasi on November 10, 2017.

Ninth Gorkha Rifles Bi-Centenary Celebrations 

Varnasi:108/11/17;The Ninth Gorkha Rifles, one of the oldest and highly decorated Regiment of the Indian Army commemorated it’s 200 years of selfless service and sacrifice to the Nation with Bicentenary Celebrations held from 08 to 11 November 2017 at 39 Gorkha Training Centre, Varanasi Cantonment. A series of events were conducted on the occasion with pomp and gaiety attended by large number of serving and retired Officers, Veterans and Veer Naris.

Chief of Army Staff and the President Gorkha Brigade General Bipin Rawat graced the occasion by his benign presence on 09 to 10 November 2017, alongwith his wife Mrs Madhulika Rawat, President AWWA. A galaxy of senior officers both serving and retired, alongwith over 500 Veterans mainly from far flung areas in Nepal attended the celebration alongwith their families. During the event the General interacted extensively with Veterans and laid a wreath at the war memorial to pay homage to martyrs of the Regiment. He also released the First Day Cover to mark the occasion.

A magnificent parade followed by felicitation of Veer Naris was conducted on the occasion. Other events included scintillating display on motorcycles by Daredevils, Combat Free Fall, Para Motor Flight and mass band display. The regimental bonds were further strengthened due to presence of twelve members of the family of Veteran British Gorkha Officers, who had arrived from UK for the celebration.

Various events conducted over two days provided an excellent opportunity to cement the bond between the present generation and Veterans.

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