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South Sudan: Over 1000 Indian army personnel receives UN medals

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Malakal, South Sudan: As per the recent report published by the ANI (Asian News International), over 1000 Indian army personnel and peacemakers, along with five female security personnel, have been honoured with UN medals for their extraordinary work during the UN Mission took place in South Sudan.

As per the information, around 1,171 finest Indian Army personnel, including both sons and daughters of India, have received the UN medals for their special contribution to the UNMISS job in the Upper Nile of South Sudan.

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In addition, the peacemakers have shared their experience during the whole time as Major Jasmine Chattha, along with her couple of female counterparts, tells the stories during the UN Mission in South Sudan, which read as,     

“The medal award ceremony was something distinctively different this year for the entire group of Indian Peacemakers in the Upper Nile region of South Sudan; 

In the history of an award ceremony, for the first time, a woman led the parades of the large contingent, consisting of infantry, engineers, and medical staff,” said Jasmine Chattha.

 Major Jasmine further extended her remarks and said it had been an honour for her to be the face of her regiment on the special occasion. 

The regiment sends a loud and clear message to the residents of South Sudan’s women, particularly by positing women as the company’s leader.

Furthermore, Jasmine added,” When we repair the roads or mitigate the floods, we get a chance to interact with the local population, and they watch that a woman is leading the operation and team who is respected and listened to at the same time”.

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As per the reports, while there is the majority of the male officers in the peacekeeping regiment in the Upper Nile, the UN medals were received by not just Major Jasmine Chattha, but five female officers were awarded out of 1.171 troops.

Moreover, it has been reported that the Indian peacekeeping company posted in the Upper Nile o South Sudan may be the best recognized for the vital role and effects on the rebuilding process of the infrastructure along with providing a safe environment to the local’s civilians, which is sometimes a dangerous and deadly part of their duties.

As per the survey of September last year, the Indian Medical Staff appointed in the area had successfully performed the emergency operations and surgeries and have managed to rescue around five children.

 

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