Bhubaneswar:13/12/17;The welcome banner of Air Force Association Odisha Branch, Armed Forces Veterans of Odisha and Indian Ex-Services League Odisha waited at the Biju Patnaik International Airport (BPIA) much before the Indigo flight 6E 211 landed at the runway of the Temple City.
Well-wishers from all walks of life, retired officers from armed forces and their families, own family members and kin were waiting there to accord a deserving reception to the Son of the Soil, who held the name of Kalinga at a new high as the land of warriors was always known for its gallantry since ancient times.
Hundreds in numbers with flower bouquets and garlands lined up near the arrival lounge of BPIA and to have a glimpse of the hero Lieutenant Chandrakant Acharya as he landed at the airport to receive a massive public reception at his home turf after making Odisha proud with winning the Gold Medal and the Sword of Honour Award at the Indian Military Academy, Derhadun. Members of Air Force Association Odisha Branch, Armed Forces Veterans of Odisha and Indian Ex-Services League Odisha, their families upon his arrival greeted the young officer and after the brief ceremony escorted the hero to his home.
The Air Force Association banner quoted “the Air Veteran of Odisha are proud of your stellar performance on passing out from the Indian Military Academy (IMA ) awarded with the Sword of Honour for best of all gentlemen cadets. All Air Veterans and their families wish you a brighter careen ahead.’’
The Armed Forces Veterans of Odisha in their welcome line on the banner said “all the best for the turbulence free sailing to scale the heights of success and touch the sky with glory in your career.’’