The Chief of Army Staff Gen Bipin Rawat, UYSM, AVSM, YSM, SM, VSM, ADC visited the AEC Training College and Centre, Pachmarhi from 16-17 Jun 18. The General Officer was accompanied by Madhulika Rawat, President, Army Wives Welfare Association and a delegation of other officers from the HQs which included Lt Gen Rajesh Rana, VSM, General Officer Commanding, Madhya Bharat Area and Maj Gen Arun Kumar Vyas, Additional Director General of Military Training (Army Education) amongst others. Prior to this Chief’s visit, the then Chief of the Army Staff, Gen VK Singh visited AEC Training College & Centre in 2012.
As AEC Training College and Center is known for imparting training in Foreign Languages and Military Music. On 16 June, a band concert was organised showcasing the martial music skills of the trainees and instructors.
Mrs Madhulika Rawat also graced the occasion by making her benign presence during the conduct of Family Welfare activities by Station ladies. The event was also highlighted by an exhibition of creative work by station ladies in which Mrs Madhulika Rawat felicitated all the participants.
The Chief was briefed about the training infrastructure and courses conducted at AEC Training College & Centre. The Chief visited the Foreign Languages Departments where he was shown the state of the art Language Lab, the Map Craft Dept which runs pivotal courses in navigation for the Indian Army and the Dept of English where courses are run for enhancing English communication skills of own personnel as well as from friendly foreign countries. The General Officer lauded the efforts put in by AEC Training College & Centre for integrating latest technologically aided methodology in imparting quality training to all personnel of the elite Indian Army.
Known for its astounding beauty and lush green ambience, the Chief was smitten by the beautiful scenic location of Pachmarhi hill station. After a fruitful visit, the Chief left for New Delhi on 17 June 2018.