New Delhi: 22 September 2019, Indian Air Force felicitated Marshal of the Air Force & Mrs. Arjan Singh Trust. The felicitation ceremony was held at Akash Air Force Officers’ Mess New Delhi on Establishment Day of the Trust attended by Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa PVSM AVSM YSM VM ADC Chairman Chiefs of Staff Committee & Chief of the Air Staff, retired Air Chiefs, Trustees & Senior Officers of IAF.
In his felicitation speech, the Chief of the Air Staff expressed his gratitude to the founders of the Trust and applauded the noble work done by the Trust towards welfare of the serving and retired air warriors including their widows and dependents.
Marshal of the Air Force Arjan Singh DFC, Padma Vibhushan played a crucial role in 1965, by stopping Pakistani Armour offensive, code named “Operation Grand Slam”. He was also appointed as Lieutenant Governor of Delhi in 1989. He and his wife Mrs Teji Singh had contributed their personal funds of Rs 2.25 Crores to establish the said benevolent trust on 22 Sep 2004.
Dr. Arvind Singh, son of the Marshal & Life trustee of the Trust came specifically from USA to attend this event. He delivered an emotional speech in remembrance of the Marshal.
To mark the felicitation ceremony, an elegant Leaflet on the Trust and a Poetry book “Abhi Kaam Baaki Hai” on the Marshal were launched jointly by Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa PVSM AVSM YSM VM ADC Chairman COSC & CAS and Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha PVSM AVSM VM ADC (Retd). A memento was also presented to the Trust.