Udhgamandalam (TN): A solemn but impressive wreath laying ceremony at the War Memorial of the Madras Regimental Centre (MRC) marked the Infantry day celebrations at nearby Wellington on Sunday.
Maj.Gen. Rajan Ravindran, Chief Instructor, Defence Service Staff College, Wellington, and Brig. S Suresh Kumar, Garrison Commandant, led the serving and retired senior officials and soldiers in laying wreaths in the honour of those who made their supreme sacrifice in the nation`s service.
As part of the celebrations, MRC launched a massive tree planting programme, in which 1,000 saplings were planted to beautify the Community D Centre area.
Being a centennial birth anniversity of Late Field Marshal, SFHJ Manekshaw, the Centre also conducted a `Manekshaw Memorial Skecth Competition,` in which 100 students from various schools in the Nilgiris District participated.