Army chief gets warm welcome at native Jhajjar village

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Rohtak
  • Updated: Dec 26, 2015 18:58 IST
Army Chief General Dalbir Singh Suhag has asked residents of his native village to educate the girls and encourage them to join the Indian Army. (Manoj Dhaka/HT Photo)

Army chief General Dalbir Singh received a warm welcome as he visited his native village Bishan in Jhajjar district on Saturday.

The general asked village residents to educate girls and encourage them to join the Army. “Girls are doing well in all spheres and they should also show interest in the Army,” Gen Singh told locals.

Army Chief General Dalbir Singh Suhag addressing a gathering at his native village Bishan village of Jhajjar district on Saturday. (Manoj Dhaka/HT Photo)

On his maiden visit to the village after becoming the army chief, Gen Singh reached the village along with his wife Namita, daughter and son. During the five-hour stay at the village, he also met his father Ramphal and mother Ishari Devi and spent time with the girl students of the village and shared his success story with them. “Weapons of honesty and truth provided by my parents helped me become the army chief,” he told locals.

During the visit, the general also paid tributes to Paramhans Maharaj’s samadhi and inaugurated an indoor games hall at the government senior secondary school.

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