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Rashtrapati Bhavan : 08.10.2016

The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee inaugurated the Berhampore Military Station today (October 8, 2016) at Berhampore, West Bengal.

Speaking on the occasion the President said that Berhampore Military Station has great importance because it is the only such station between Siliguri and Kolkata which is very near to Bangladesh border. He appreciated the sacrifices of the soldiers on the occasion and said that our soldiers have shown exemplary courage in every battle field. He saluted the brave hearts whose sacrifices are unparalleled.

The foundation stone of the Berhampore Military Station was laid by Shri Pranab Mukherjee two years back in February, 2014.

Shri Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury and Shri Abhijit Mukherjee, Members of Parliament, Shri Zakir Hussain, Labour Minister, West Bengal, and Lt. Gen. Praveen Bakshi, GoC-in-C Eastern Command were also present on the occasion.

This Release issued at 1750 hrs.