INS SHIKRA HOSTS NAVAL INVESTITURE CEREMONY

Naval Investiture Ceremony
Naval Investiture Ceremony

National Defence Bureau,
New Delhi, 10th April 2019

The Naval Investiture Ceremony for 2019 was held at the naval helicopter base INS Shikra of Western Naval Command (WNC), Mumbai on 10 Apr 19.

Admiral Sunil Lanba PVSM, AVSM, ADC, the Chief of Naval Staff (CNS), on behalf of the President of India, conferred Gallantry and non-Gallantry Awards announced on the Republic Day this year to meritorious personnel, as well as citations to Naval units which have distinguished themselves during the past year. The ceremony was witnessed by senior dignitaries of the Indian Navy and families of the awardees.

A 50-men Guard of Honour was paraded during the ceremonial parade which was held as a part of the Investiture ceremony. The Guard of Honour was inspected by Admiral Sunil Lanba prior to reviewing the parade comprising 18 platoons of Naval personnel drawn from various ships and establishments of WNC.

On completion of the review, the CNS awarded the medals, citations and CNS Trophy for Best Green Practices to the various recipients. 45 medals which includeed 18 Nao Sena Medals for Gallantry, 09 Nao Sena Medals for Devotion to Duty and 16 Vishisht Seva Medals for distinguished service, the Capt Ravi Dhir Memorial Gold Medal for Promoting Innovativeness in Flight Safety and the Lt VK Jain Memorial Gold Medal for best applied research in Naval Technology were presented.

The CNS also presented Unit Citations to four afloat units, viz. INS Trishul, INS Sahyadri, INAS 322 and INS Tarasa and four ashore units – NSRY (Kochi), INS Utkrosh, INHS Kalyani and Material Organisation (Mumbai) – for delivering exceptional performance over the past one year. Naval Dockyard (Vizag) and INS Dwarka were awarded the ‘CNS Trophy for Best Green Practices’ for their environment friendly green initiatives.

Naval Investiture Ceremony Mumbai
Naval Investiture Ceremony Mumbai

Speaking on the occasion, Admiral Lanba said that the occasion is of special significance as it has allowed the Navy to formally acknowledge conspicuous acts of gallantry, as well as devotion to duty, of fellow shipmates. He thanked the family members of the award winners for their support to the service personnel in performance of their duty.

LIST OF ALL AWARDEES
NAVAL INVESTITURE CEREMONY AS ON 10 APR 2019

NAO SENA MEDAL (GALLANTRY)

1. CDR T ANUP KUMAR 04356-Z
2. CDR HARI GOVIND R 04387-W
3. CDR VIJAY VARMA 04799-F
4. LT CDR ANIL RAINA 05821-B
5. LT CDR SHIRISH SHIVNATH PAVALE 06242-K
6. LT CDR MANU MISHRA 06671-K
7. LT CDR KUNAL SAINI 06840-W
8. LT CDR VARTIKA JOSHI 43077-A
9. LT CDR PRATIBHA JAMWAL 07109-F
10. LT CDR AISHWARYA BODDAPATI 43151-W
11. LT CDR PATARLAPALLI SWATHI 07234-R
12. LT CDR S VIJAYA DEVI 70712-H
13. LT PAYAL GUPTA 70724-K
14. PRAMENDRA KUMAR, MCPO II (CD) 122271-R
15. DEEPAK SAINI, CHA (FD) 138915-T
16. SUMIT RAJ, POA (FD) 212311-A
17. VIJAY KUMAR VERMA, LA (FD) 219814-B
18. AMIT, AG. LA (FD) 233675-F

NAO SENA MEDAL (DEVOTION TO DUTY)

19. RADM SURESH KUMAR GREWAL, VSM 02756-N
20. CMDE SUNIL KAUSHIK 41398-K
21. CMDE SUBIR MUKHERJEE 41401-T
22. CMDE JASWINDER SINGH 03504-N
23. CMDE RAJU MANDAPATI MURALI MOHAN 03614-N
24. CMDE P A ABDUL RAHIMAN SADIQ 51229-B
25. CMDE DHARMENDRASINH J REVAR 03808-B
26. CAPT ASHWIN ARVIND 04266-W
27. CDR ABHILASH TOMY, KC 04988-K

VISHISHT SEVA MEDAL

28. RADM MOHIT GUPTA 03038-B
29. RADM R VISHWANATHAN 50947-N
30. RADM SANJAY MISRA 02767-N
31. CMDE SANJEEV DUREJA 41332-K
32. CMDE DINESH SINGH 03348-H
33. CMDE DEEPAK KUMAR 03392-H
34. CMDE INDRAJIT DASGUPTA 51105-Y
35. CMDE SAI VENKAT RAMAN 03565-A
36. CMDE ASHUTOSH RIDHORKAR 03664-A
37. CMDE MANISH MISRA 03696-Z
38 CMDE JANAK BEVLI 03748-T
39. CMDE KALYANA VENKATRAMAN 03841-B
40. CMDE RAVI KUMAR DHINGRA 03852-B
41. CMDE SUSHEEL MENON 03939-A
42 SURG CAPT GORUR KRISHNAMURTHY SHREERAM 75622-T
43 SATYANARAYAN, MCPO I (GW) 164116-T

NAVAL INVESTITURE CEREMONY AT INS SHIKRA
NAVAL INVESTITURE CEREMONY AT INS SHIKRA

CAPT RAVI DHIR MEMORIAL GOLD MEDAL

44. LT CDR KD SHASHIKANT 05933-H

LT VK JAIN MEMORIAL GOLD MEDAL

45. LT CDR YATISH CHATURVEDI 52327-Z

UNIT CITATION

AFLOAT UNITS

46. INS TRISHUL
47. INS SAHYADRI
48. INAS 322
49. INS TARASA

ASHORE UNITS

50. NSRY (KOC)
51. MO (MBI)
52. INHS KALYANI
53. INS UTKROSH

CNS TROPHY FOR BEST GREEN PRACTICES

54. ND (VZG)
55. INS DWARKA

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