( PIB News With N.I. )
●Basantkumar B Pande
The Army Education Corps Training College and Centre ensconced in the serine Satpura Ranges celebrated the 49th Colours Presentation Day on 24 Feb 2019. It was 48 years ago that the then Honourable President of India, Shri VV Giri presented the Regimental Colours to the Corps on 24 Feb 1971 at Pachmarhi.
Army Training College & Centre is a purposeful destination for impart of training on various disciplines comprising of foreign languages, military music, map craft and IT which are essential for effective mobilisation of human resource to fulfill organisational endeavours. Moreover, the conduct of elite courses for foreign trainees has endowed an international aura to this training centre.
Under the sterling leadership and astute vision of Brigadier Sumar Vir Singh, Comdt, AEC Trg College and Centre & Col Comdt, AEC, fresh grounds have been broken to fructify revitalisation and restructuring of syllabi of various courses based on existing modalities of teaching modalities. The responsibility of JSTI (Joint Service Training Institute) for training of Military Band is another feather in the cap of AEC Training College and Centre. The training standard has soared to desirable heights under the reins of Brig Sumar Vir Singh, Comdt, AEC Trg College and Centre & Comdt, AEC.
The celebrations commenced with the Comdt, AEC Trg College and Centre & Col Comdt, AEC, Brig Sumar Vir Singh paying homage to the martyrs at the AEC War Memorial in the presence of the veterans.
The congregation then moved to the AEC Parade Ground to witness the display of immaculate synchronisation of drill movements of the Ceremonial Parade. The Parade was commanded by Lt Col Shyam Krishna TP and Maj Aditya Katdare Rajan was the Parade Adjutant. Comdt, AEC Trg College and Centre & Col Comdt, AEC, Brig Sumar Vir Singh proudly received the salute on this momentous event.
The ISO certified Military Music Wing of the Centre displayed a mesmerising assemblage of martial tunes perfectly synchronised with perfect drill movements which rejuvenated the patriotic fervor in one and all.
The event was replete with journey down the memory lanes and nostalgia of old associations finding its path to the present day.