Thursday, December 9, 2021

Three-day ‘Rashtra Raksha Samparpan Parv’ to be held in Jhansi; PM Modi to hand over helicopter, drones to IAF

Three-day Rashtra Raksha Samparpan Parv will be held in Jhansi, Uttar Pradesh from the 17th of this month as part of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav celebrations. Briefing media in New Delhi, Defence Secretary Dr Ajay Kumar said, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, will dedicate to the Nation a number of schemes at a grand ceremony being organised in the precincts of Jhansi Fort on 19th of this month. He said 19th of this month is the Birth Anniversary of Rani Lakshmi Bai, the epitome of bravery and courage and a great National icon of Rashtra Raksha and India’s Independence struggle. He adds Defence Minister Rajnath Singh will inaugurate the event tomorrow. He said the Rashtra Raksha Samparpan Parv is being organised along with the Government of Uttar Pradesh. Minister of State for Defence Ajay Bhatt, Governor Anandiben Patel, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and other dignitaries will be present.

The new initiatives to be launched or dedicated to the Nation include, setting up of hundred new Sainik Schools, the launch of NCC Border and Coastal Scheme, NCC Alumni Association and National Programme of Simulation Training for NCC cadets. NCC Alumni Association will be launched by enrolling the Prime Minister, a former NCC cadet, as the first member of the Association. There will be laying of foundation stone of 400 crore rupees project of Bharat Dynamics Limited at Jhansi node of Uttar Pradesh Defence Industrial Corridor. In a boost to Aatmanirbhar Bharat, the Prime Minister will hand over Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL)-designed and developed Light Combat Helicopter (LCH) to Chief of the Air Staff. He will also hand over drones or UAVs designed and developed by Indian start-ups to the Chief of the Army Staff. The Prime Minister will also hand over DRDO designed and Bharat Electronics Limited manufactured Advanced EW suite for naval ships including that for Indian Aircraft Carrier Vikrant. There will be the launch of digital kiosk at National War Memorial to pay tribute to fallen heroes and the National War Memorial mobile app.

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