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On the momentous occasion of 61st Raising Day of Headquarters 101 Area, Major General Amar Ramdasani, Yudh Seva Medal, Chief of Staff, Headquarter 101 Area laid a wreath at the Prerna Sthal War Memorial in Shillong. The 61st Raising Day of Headquarter 101 Area was celebrated with traditional Military elan and fervor at Shillong in Meghalaya on 22 April 2024. Headquarter 101 Area was raised in 1963 as Headquarter 101 Communication Zone with the primary responsibility to provide logistics support to field 
formations which had moved to the North East region in the wake of the Chinese aggression 
in 1962.

A brief look at the history of HQ 101 Area reveals that in 1966, when Mizoram was gripped with insurgency, the formation was tasked to conduct counter insurgency operations in Mizoram. The formation did a commendable job of winning the hearts and minds of the local populace and continued to perform this task till 1969 and was instrumental in restoration of peace in Mizoram.

During the 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War, HQ 101 Area took active part in combat operations in Sylhet and Mymensingh districts of the erstwhile East Pakistan (Now Bangladesh) and was the first to reach Dacca, thereby earning the accolade 'First in Dacca'.

Lieutenant General Sanjay Mallik, General Officer Commanding 101 Area conveyed his best wishes to the troops of the Elite Headquarter 101 Area and exhorted All Ranks to dedicate their lives in the service of the nation and pledge to discharge their responsibilities in the best traditions of the Army. 

To mark this momentous occasion, wreath laying ceremony was conducted at Rhino Prerna Sthal of Shillong to honour and pay tributes to the brave hearts who laid down their lives in service of the nation. The event was also attended by serving personnel, veterans and their families.

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