Reunion of Naval Veteran Sailors, With Family & Present Sailors & Family at INS Chilka

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Chilka: As a part of the Navy Day Celebration 2019, a reunion function of Naval Veteran sailors and their families has been organized at Indian Navy Sailor’s Basic Training Establishment “lNS chilka”. Hundreds of veteran Naval sailors and their spouses participated in the Reunion. The veteran Sailors became emotiolal and nostalgic at the reminiscent of their Basic Training periods and sharing those unforgettable moments of training time with their spouses and service officers, sailors and their colleagues. commodore Ruturaj Sahoo, the commanding officer, INS chilka and Naval o fficer-in-charge [odisha] welcome the veterans to the Alma-mater and apprised and interacted with them while walking around the establishment and cultural programmes organised by the under-trainees. Everybody starting from under-trainees to serving officers to the veterans, all were excited and elated by participating in one of its own kind reunion organized under the aegis of the commanding Officer, INS chilka with the support and encouragement from veterans club odisha. The commanding officer has informed allout the upcoming events being conducted to celebrate the Navy Day and requested the veterans to solicit those events to make the celebration a grand success. The cultural programme staged by the under-trainees were very heartwarming emotional and sentimental, especially the play depicting the daily routine of an under-trainee Naval Sailor was very hilarious and nostalgic. veteran poR(soecialJ Bidyadhar Nayak, the President, veterans club odisha delivered a speech on behalf of the Naval veterans and encouraged the under-trainees to excel in their respective ffelds
in order to keep the lndian Naval Ensign flying high. He expressed his heartfelt gratitude and thanked to commodore Ruturaj sahoo, commanding officer, INS chilka along with Surgeon captain Joydeep choudhury, commanding officer, INHS Nivarini, comminder Trilochan Rout, Executive officer, INS chilka, Mrs. sangeeta Sahu, president, Naval wives’ welfare Association, INS Chilka and all the officers and Sailors cn this memorable occasion. At the end the Presideng veterans club odisha and the Naval
officer in-charge, orissa exchanged mementos to make the event ever cherished and reminiscent.

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