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Lt Gen PS Rajeshwar Takes Over As the 14th CINCAN

Port Blair, Dec. 3: Lt Gen Podali Shankar Rajeshwar, AVSM, VSM, ADC took over as the 14th Commander-in-Chief of the Andaman & Nicobar Command (CINCAN) on 01st of December 2019. A ceremonial parade was organized at INS Utkrosh today to welcome Lt Gen Rajeshwar.

The Lt General is a graduate of the Indian Military Academy. He was commissioned into the Regiment of Artillery in Dec 1980. A gunner and an aviator, he is an alumnus of the Defence Services Staff College, Army War College & National Defence College at New Delhi and Philippines.

He has actively taken part in Operation MEGHDOOT and Operation RAKSHAK. Further, he has commanded a Medium Regt in Operation PARAKRAM, an Infantry Brigade on the Line of Control, Counter Insurgency (Romeo) Force in J&K and a Corps in the Desert sector. He has served on various staff assignments and also been a UN Military Observer in Mozambique and Rwanda. 

He was the Chief of Integrated Defence Staff to the Chairman Chiefs of Staff Committee (CISC) before assuming the present appointment.

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A&N State Cooperative Bank Observes World Divyang Diwas at Wandoor Beach

Port Blair, Dec. 3: The Andaman & Nicobar State Cooperative Bank Ltd. organised an excursion tour programme on 3rd December, 2019 at Wandoor Beach South Andaman for the divyang customers to mark the Celebration of World Divyang Diwas 2019.

The programme was inaugurated by Shri. Bhagat Singh, Chairman of the bank in presence of Shri. K. Murugan, Managing Director, ANStCB Ltd. A large gathering of divyang persons along with their family members from various areas of South Andaman district, Bank Officials, and a large no. of tourist visiting Wandoor beach attended the programme.

Shri. Bhagat Singh, Chairman, ANStCB Ltd as the Chief Guest in his keynote address urged people to come forward and avail the benefit of banking services with the bank.

Shri. K. Murgan, Managing Director on the occasion informed that the disabled persons are esteemed customers of the Bank. The Bank has started the schemes for the disabled person to get their pension at their door steps.

Shri Bhagat Singh, Chairman, A&N State Coop. Bank Ltd, handed over the gifts to the divyang persons. A live orchestra-cum-musical programme was also organised for the beneficiaries by the bank on the occasion. At the end, complimentary gifts were also distributed by the bank for the beneficiaries followed by lunch. 

The programme ended with a vote of thanks proposed by Shri. M.K. Rajan Kunju, DGM (F&A), ANStCB Ltd

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14th CINCAN Calls Upon LG

Port Blair, Dec 3: Lt. Gen. P S Rajeshwar, AVSM, VSM, ADC, after taking over as 14th CINCAN, called on Admiral D K Joshi, PVSM, AVSM, YSM, NM, VSM (Retd.), Hon’ble Lt. Governor, A&N Islands and Vice-Chairman, Islands Development Agency at Raj Niwas on 03.12.2019. Discussed up-coming civil military dual-use airports, ongoing/follow on ANC and strategic infra-projects, perspective plans for force accretion, land issues, etc. in A & N Region.

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