ITANAGAR, April 27 - Presently on a three-day official visit to Tamil Nadu, Arunachal Pradesh Governor Brig (Dr) BD Mishra (retd) today addressed the Madras Regiment Battalion Commanders and other Station Officers at the Madras Regimental Centre (MRC), Wellington, in the South Indian State. He exhorted the battalion commanders to emulate the enduring guidelines of Field Marshal Philip Walhouse Chetwode � nation first, troops next and self last � enshrined in the Indian Military Academy, Dehradun.
Citing an example of Field Marshal SHFJ Manekshaw�s interaction with the then PM late Indira Gandhi, Mishra said that in all situations, the battalion commanders must be prepared to keep the nation�s interest first and troops� interest next even at the cost of their jobs.
The Governor stressed that the battalion commanders must have loyalty to the Constitution, their superior officers and the troops. They must have professionalism by being perceptive, thorough, transparent, adoptive and tactful. They must accept the challenge from their own self for improving their performance.
Stating that the present-day battalion commanders are well trained, well motivated and well guided to excel in earning a good name for their battalion and the regiment, the retired Brigadier advised them to be cent per cent concerned about their good actions and inputs but be detached about the result gaining.
Mishra also shared his experiences as the Constitutional head of the frontier State and his priorities in education, administration, transparency, public welfare and women empowerment. He advised the officers to develop bonhomie with civilians, wherever they are posted, particularly when deployed in the international borders.
Later, the Governor attended an interaction programme with the JCOs of the Regiment. Earlier in the day, the Governor, accompanied by his wife Neelam Misra, laid a wreath at the War Memorial of the MRC.