Madras Regiment has been adjudged the best marching contingent
from the services. The Delhi Police contingent has been
adjudged the best marching contingent among the para military
forces and other auxiliary contingents, for the tenth time.
The Delhi Police contingent broke the jinx after four years.
the Retreat Cancelled
the first time since independence "Beating the
Retreat" ceremony held every year against the backdrop of
the setting sun at Raisina Hills was cancelled in view of the
enormous loss of human lives and properties in quake-hit
the personnel of the Armed Forces were extremely busy in the
relief and rescue operations in Gujarat, they could not take
on the ceremonial activities involved in "Beating the
Sub G Vadivelu was enrolled in the Corps of Signals on January
9, 1994. Nb Sub G Vadivelu within a span of just four years,
achieved the distinction of placing India on the international
map of weightlifting.
represented India in Silver Dragon International Weightlifting
Championship held at Cardiff, Wales (UK) in October, 1997 and
won silver medal in 70 kg weight category. In March 1998, he
secured silver medal in Commonwealth Weightlifting
Championship held at Nauru. Again in September 1998, Nb Sub G
Vadivelu won bronze medal in Commonwealth Games held at Kaula
Ministry of Culture, Youth Affairs and Sports under the scheme
of special award winners of international sports events
awarded a cash prize of Rs 1 lakh to Nb Sub Vadivelu.
Lt Col A K Sikdar