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Army Chief warns against unprofessional behaviour

first_imgGDF 51st anniversary confabNewly-appointed Chief-of-Staff of the Guyana Defence Force (GDF), Brigadier George Lewis on Tuesday warned officers against misrepresenting the military unit, and decried instances of undisciplined and unprofessional behaviour.Lewis, who recently assumed the helm of the army, was addressing ranks at a church service held to kick off the institution’s 51st anniversary in the auditorium of Base Camp Ayanganna.Chief of Staff Brigadier George LewisWhile he expressed gratitude for the successes achieved so far, the Chief-of-Staff was more concerned with the decorum of soldiers, especially since they have a significant role to play in society.He urged them to examine the way in which they execute their duties, the values they upheld and customs they practised.“It was cases of indiscipline that resulted in ranks being charged with traffic offences. It was cases of indiscipline that caused ranks to be involved in spousal abuse, and cases of integrity that caused ranks to scale. The fundamental ingredient of discipline is regimentation. If we fail to regiment ourselves, then by extension, we will continue to contribute to serious indiscipline in the Force,” the new Army Chief said.Brigadier Lewis sought to enforce that each officer had a major responsibility, and implored them to recognise and apply the new standards required at the inductive training levels.“We must look at the way we execute our duties, the values we uphold, and the customs we practice and always strive for best practice,” he said.He continued, “I do believe that we need to continuously evaluate our mission in this changing environment, in order to continue to provide safety and security. Threats are evolving and we must likewise evolve. Those evolving threats may require we change our operating posture.”The celebration on Tuesday was also to commemorate Defence Force Day. Lewis said the day was a special one in the lives of the Defence Force.“We celebrate 52 years as a defence force and providing defence and security to Guyana, something we all should be proud of and applaud ourselves for.”He added that the church service must be seen as a time for reflection and introspection.“We must examine our past, deliberate on our present and chart our course for future. We must ask ourselves, what does it mean to be 51 years old?” He said that at 51 years old, the GDF must demonstrate that it was an experienced and matured State organisation, committed to defending Guyana, “with officers, soldiers and civilian workers who are committed, dedicated and disciplined”.“We must also commit ourselves to professionally performing our duties without fear or favour. I do also believe that after 51 years of providing public safety, that no fair-minded person would dispute the fact that the GDF has made a unique contribution to the safety and development of this nation, and that in every way we have satisfied our motto to serve throughout our existence,” the Army Chief declared.Further, he stated that the Force must continue to provide public security in the future and must also be able to continue to transform the counter changes in the contemporary operating environment and to counter new and emerging threats.“I have every confidence that we, together as a force, would embrace the changes that are necessary for our development, that we would continually assess the environment in which we operate and modify our training and operations to meet those threats.“I do believe that the GDF cannot stand apart from society. Our very existence requires an integrated presence with society. Therefore, the future GDF must forge stronger ties and bonds with society, with governmental departments and with our veterans.“Let me assure you that you have nothing to fear with the new leadership, once you do your job professionally and make positive contributions towards the achievement of our objectives. Our every act must be above reproach, as being a soldier is an honourable profession.”last_img read more

Meet Punjab PSEB Class 10 topper Shruti Vohra: Check top three rank holders here

first_imgThe Punjab School Education Board (PSEB) released the merit list, subject wise pass percentage, toppers and result statistics of the Class 10 examination today, May 22, on the official website, pseb.ac.inResults statistics:Total candidates appeared: 330437Total candidates passed: 190001Number of girls (appeared): 146458Number of boys (appeared): 183979.As published by the board, in this year’s Punjab Class 10 board results, Shruti Vohra, a student ofRopar’s DAV Public Senior Secondary School topped with flying colours.Topper’s score:Marks: 642 marksPercentage: 98.77 per centOther toppers:Second position:  Amit Yadav, who scored 98.62 per cent i.e. 641 marks, bagged the second position.Third position: Simmi Kumari of Sai Public Senior Secondary School in Ludhiana scored 98.31 per cent.Sports category:First position: Under the sports category, Amandeep Verma of BCM Senior Secondary School in Ludhiana secured the first rank by scoring 99.08 per cent.Second position: Jyoti Panwar, also from BCM Senior Secondary School, secured the second rank with 98.62 per centThird position: Nancy, a student of Play Ways Senior Secondary School, Patiala scored 98.31 per cent. This year, the class 10 boards were held from March 14 to March 29 at various test centres across the state. Last year, the pass percentage was at 72.25 per cent with girls performing better than boys who secured a pass percentage of 78.03.About PSEB:Established in the year 1969, the Punjab School Education Board (PSEB) was established through a legislative enactment of the state assembly. In the year 1987, an amendment to the previous act was passed to give autonomous status to the Punjab School Education Board (PSEB). The board is responsible to design the curriculum and course pattern and regulates the education policies in the affiliate schools.advertisementlast_img read more