Monday, November 16, 2009

News from IESM Dehra Dun by Lt Col BM Thapa

From: Brij Thapa
Sent: Fri, 13 November, 2009 11:20:07 PM
Subject: Fwd:


Dear Brig Kamboj,
Many thanks for updating with latest information so regularly. Indeed we all proud of you and your team for such dedicated work inspite many constrains. I am just back from Singapore after two months stay. On arrival here I got opportunity to attend Formation Day Celebration of Uttarakhand on 9th Nov 09 where Governor of Uttarakhand Mrs Margaret Alva addressed the ceremonial parade stating that Uttarakhand is marching forward to become a self reliant, ideal State under vision 2020 as ESM have also played an important role in development of state. Uttarakhand being land of brave soldiers who have from time to time made Uttarakhand proud and maximum soldiers laid down their lives in defence of the country.

On 11th Nov 09 at 4.30 pm, Dr Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank, Chief Minister of Uttarakhand invited maximum ESM of Doon valley for heavy tea in Bijapur Guest house where he personaly met each and every ESM and stated that he has ordered high level meeting of officers for the welfare of all soldiers. On this occasion Lt Gen H B Kala,Retd expressed pleasure having been given such honour by CM to ESM of State and said that under the leadership of CM State would definetly become a model State and all will support him. Lt Gen M S Gosain, Retd also said that it is a matter of great pride that State celebrating Foundation day and all are proud of it. He expressed that maximum soldiers were from this State who laid their lives in Kargil War. Scan copies of news papers of Himanchl Times and Garhwal Post along with few snaps are enclenclosed here. Function was attended by many senior veterans of Doon Valley eg Ex-Lt Governor of Delhi Air Vice Marshal H L Kapoor,Lt Gen G S Negi,Lt Gen O P Kaushik,Air Marshal G Sen,Lt Gen Anand swarup, Lt Gen V Singhal, Maj Gen S R Bahuguna, Brig A K Bahuguna Director Sainik Kalyan & Punarwas, Brig P K Aggarwal, Brig K G Behl President Dehradun Ex- Services League , Col R P Jairath, Col R K Arya, Col B S Chhetri, Col S S Thapa, Col B D Gambhir and other veterans.

(Lt Col B M Thapa, Retd, Gen Secy, DESL)
(I have received very good photographs of the function and impressive news cutting of the above function held in Dehra Dun. However, due to very large size of each of these photos and news cuttings, I am unable to attache them to this mass email being sent to you.
These photographs news cuttings will be placed on our “Report My Signal - Blog” and on IESM blog.
However, the Moderator of “Report My Signal - Blog” is idisposed for last two weeks and at present unable to perform his duties as moderator. We will put it on the Blog as early as possible - Chander Kamboj)


  1. Dehradun, the capital city of Uttarakhand is a very beautiful valley. Dehradun is one of best place for education. There are Top Colleges in Dehradun, Uttarakhand also many top class Schools in Dehradun. There are some good Engineering Colleges in Dehradun city.

  2. Hello Sir,

    Am looking for the address or phone number for Air Marshal G Sen (Retd). I am pretty sure he is the same person you have commented in your blog.
    If you could send me is address/phone/email Id would be very grateful. I have known him as a kid in the late 70 and would love to get in touch with him. Any updates you could provide would be appreciated.