Dazzling ceremonial parade of EME Corps
Dazzling ceremonial parade of EME Corps

Secunderabad: The central parade ground wore a spectacular look with traditional military regalia and splendor, on the occasion of the ‘10th Corps Reunion Ceremonial Parade of the ‘Corps of Electronics & Mechanical Engineers (EME)’ on Friday. The parade was reviewed by Lieutenant General KK Agarwal, DG at EME and senior colonel commandant of the corps of EME. The event was graced by 2,500 serving and veteran officers, including officers from friendly foreign countries, veer naris (women of courage) and families.

The ceremonial parade was commanded by Brigadier Sandeep Bhalla, commandant, in which eight contingents comprising of 12 officers, 25 Junior Commissioned Officers (JCOs) and 404 officers of other ranks participated. The contingents marched with full fervor and pride to the inspiring martial tunes played by the military bands of 1 and 3 EME centers. Addressing the gathering, the reviewing officer complimented the parade for high standard of military turnout, bearing and precise drill. The general officer conveyed satisfaction on the high technical proficiency, resourcefulness and devotion to duty exhibited by all ranks of Corps of EME in ensuring battle worthiness of all military equipment. He expressed his belief that the Corps would continue to live up to ever evolving challenges of the modernized army with its vision, tolerance and team spirit.

Earlier in the morning, a solemn wreath laying ceremony was held to pay homage to the valiant soldiers who laid down their lives to uphold the honour and pride of the country. The ceremony was conducted at 1-EME Centre War Memorial.Wreaths were laid by Lieutenant General KK Aggarwal, Lieutenant General Paramjit Singh, Commandant, MCEME, Brigadier Sandeep Bhalla, other senior serving and veteran officers and Subedar Majors on behalf of all ranks of the Corps. While paying obeisance to the valiant brethren who laid down their lives in the line of duty, sacrifices of their families were also acknowledged by way of felicitating Veer Naris. A token of gratitude to these families was presented by Sonia Aggarwal, President EME Wives Welfare Association on behalf of the Eagles family. 

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