Dwarka: It is a matter of great pride for residents of Air Force Society as Lt Gen (retd) Gurmit Singh was sworn in as the new Governor of Uttarakhand on Wednesday. Uttarakhand High Court Chief Justice R S Chauhan administered the oath of office to Singh at a function held at the Raj Bhawan, Dehradun.
Post-retirement, Lt Gen Gurmit Singh has been a resident of Dwarka and was staying in Air Force Society, Plot No 11, Sector 7, Dwarka. The society organised a formal farewell to Lt Gen Gurmit Singh. It was organised by the management committee president AVM SK Sharma and members of the management committee of the Air Force Society.
AVM SK Sharma, President of Air Force Society, said, “It is a matter of great happiness and pride for me and the residents of the Air Force Society on the elevation of our own Lt General Gurmit Singh to become the Honourable Governor of Uttarakhand. He has stayed in Air Force Society for over a decade. He had been an active member of the society and always took an active part in the festivities and functioning of the society.”
He added, “On behalf of myself, Air Force Society and Dwarka sub-city, I congratulate Lt Gen Gurmit Singh on his taking over as Governor. We look forward to a scintillating stint.”
Gurmit Singh, who retired as the deputy chief of the Indian Army in February 2016, is a highly decorated former army officer. He held several prestigious posts during his nearly four decades of service, including adjutant general, and corps commander of the strategic XV Corps in Srinagar that overlooks the Line of Control (LoC) in Kashmir.
Lt Gen Singh also handled the operational and military-strategic issues regarding China as the additional director-general of military operations, a responsibility for which he even had to visit China seven times and attend important military-diplomatic meetings related to border operations and LAC strategy.
Singh also handled the China operational and military-strategic issues as the additional director-general of military operations; a responsibility for which he even had to visit China seven times and attend important military-diplomatic meetings related to border operations and LoC strategy.
Talking to Press soon after the swearing-in ceremony, Singh said, “After serving the country as a soldier, I feel proud to have got the opportunity to serve Uttarakhand, which is also called 'Veerbhoomi', where every family has someone in the armed forces.”
While addressing issues related to ex-servicemen, he said that the soldiers who lost their lives in the line of duty and their dependents will be among his priorities. “I will try to rise to the expectations of people from the Governor's office,” he said.
Federation of CGH Societies, Dwarka City and CitySpidey wishes him well on taking over as Honourable Governor of Uttarakhand.