Organized to honor and recognize the gallantry, leadership, professional achievements and distinguished service of naval personnel, 33 awards were presented at the ceremony, including the Navy Medal (Gallantry) to Vineet Kumar LA (AH) and Cdr Nishant Singh (posthumous). , 13 Nao Sena Medals (devotion to duty), 16 Vishisht Seva Medals and two Jeevan Raksha Medals.
In addition to these awards, the Navy Chief presented Lt. V.K. Jain Memorial Gold Medal for pioneering research in the field of weapons improvement and electrical engineering, as well as the Captain Ravi Dhir Memorial Gold Medal for promoting flight safety.
The CNS Trophy for Best Green Practice 2023 was awarded to Naval Dockyard, Visakhapatnam and INS Tunir in the industrial and non-industrial categories respectively.
Admiral Hari Kumar awarded Unit Citations to operational units and shore establishments for their outstanding performance over the past year.
INAS 321 FSS and INAS 318 received the Unit Citation along with Indian Naval Ships Betwa, Satpura, Sutlej and Inspector, Kalvari class submarine INS Karanj. In the shore establishment category, INS India, Tanaji and Valsura, and Material Organization (Visakhapatnam) were the award winners.
The ceremony was attended by the spouses and families of the award winners as well as senior officers of the Navy.
The Navy Chief complimented the awardees for their gallantry and distinguished service and thanked their family members for their support to the naval personnel.
Emphasizing the importance of the role of naval personnel, he said: As the Indian Navy continues to expand its operational footprint to protect, promote, pursue and protect our national maritime interests, it is unwavering professionalism and never-say-die attitude. . spirit of our personnel, which ensures success always and every time.