Nagpur: Indian Air Force celebrates its 84th Anniversary on October 08, 2016 by rededicating itself to the service of the nation. Towards these celebrations, Headquarters Maintenance Command at Vayusena Nagar, Nagpur is organizing several events to commemorate the role of IAF in bringing about national integrity and security in a befitting manner.
This year’s celebration has been kicked off with a cleanliness drive (Swachh Bharat Abhiyan) at Vayusena Nagar, Nagpur on October 02, 2016 (Gandhi Jayanti). The drive was conducted in consonance with the national campaign of the Government of India on ‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyan’ to clean the streets, roads and other infrastructure within the camp area and to highlight the Indian Air Force’s social responsibility towards citizens of country in general and Nagpur in particular. Since the official launch of ‘Swach Bharat Abhiyan’ in the year 2014, Headquarters Maintenance Command had conducted such cleanliness drives at Futala Lake in last two years.
Air Marshal Pankaj Aneja Vishisht Seva Medal, Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Maintenance Command and other senior officers of Headquarters Maintenance Command participated in the abhiyan along with all air warriors, Non Combatants (Enrolled), Defence civilians and DSC personnel working at Vayusena Nagar. Air warriors participated whole heartedly in this year’s event. Also, students from Air Force School, Vayusena Nagar took part in this cleanliness drive campaign. Banners and slogans were put up to emphasize cleanliness of surroundings for awareness particularly amongst youth generation.