By Our Staff Reporter
Dehradun, 28 Jan: Governor Lt General Gurmit Singh (Retd) participated as the Chief Guest at the closing ceremony of the 30th Joint Civil-Military Training Programme at the Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration, Mussoorie, on Saturday.
As many as 57 senior officers from 26 different services and institutions from across the country participated in the 30th joint civil-military training programme, including 7 women officers.
Addressing the concluding ceremony, the Governor said that coordination between the civil administration and armed forces is necessary to further strengthen national security and deal with future challenges.
“We should promote jointness and coordination at every level,” he asserted. “Solidarity and unity are our biggest resources.”
The Governor added that this required strengthening the well-organised institutional structure of civil-military cooperation within various dimensions. He declared that a very important subject like national security is not the responsibility of the armed forces alone. It is the duty of every citizen to remain committed to it. Everybody should put the nation first and every citizen is a soldier, in essence. Tough decisions were necessary in the national and public interest. He emphasised the use technology and artificial intelligence for security purposes. Thinking, ideas and perception had to change.
“We have now adopted a holistic approach to strengthening national security and, today, India is fully prepared to deal with all challenges,” he emphasised.
The Governor expressed the hope that programmes like the joint civil-military training at the Academy of Administration would play an important role in the journey of civil-military integration.
On the occasion, the Governor also awarded the best participants in various activities during the training.
Academy Director Shriram Tarnikanti, Joint Director Saujanya, Course Coordinator Dr Anupam Talwar and trainees from various services were present at the event.