New Delhi: Chief of the Naval Staff (CNS) Adm R Hari Kumar will confer the Gallantry and Distinguished Service awards to the recipients during the Naval investiture ceremony on Wednesday, an official statement by the Indian Navy said on Tuesday. “The Naval Investiture Ceremony – 2022 to felicitate Naval personnel who have demonstrated gallant acts, leadership, professional achievements and distinguished service of a high order will be held at Naval Base, Kochi on 04 May 22”, the statement added.
“Adm R Hari Kumar, Chief of the Naval Staff (CNS) on behalf of the President of India, will confer the Gallantry and Distinguished Service awards”, the statement further said.
During the ceremony, 31 awardees including 06 Nao Sena Medals (Gallantry), 08 Nao Sena Medals (Devotion to Duty), and 17 Vishisht Seva Medals will be presented with medals. In addition, Sarvottam Jeevan Raksha Padak, Lt VK Jain Memorial Gold Medal, Capt Ravi Dhir Memorial Gold Medal, CNS Trophy for best Green Practice and Unit Citations will also be presented.
The ceremony will be witnessed by the spouses and families of awardees as well as by senior dignitaries of the Indian Navy.
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