Forces celebrate Gunners Day across TASA


Hyderabad: The Indian Army’s Regiment of Artillery celebrated its 190th Raising Day on Thursday across Telangana and Andhra Sub Area (TASA).

The Raising Day, which is also known as the ‘Gunners Day’, is celebrated on September 28 to mark the raising of the first Indian Artillery unit, the then 5 Bombay Mountain Battery, on this day in the year 1827, according to a press release.

The General Officer Commanding (GOC), TASA, dedicated a renovated Trisula Auditorium at Rajendra Singhji Army Officers Mess and Institute (RSAMI) in Secunderabad Cantonment. A social evening was also organised on the occasion which was attended by senior officers from armed forces and veterans. Earlier, a wreath-laying ceremony was organised at Artillery Centre, Golconda.

The senior most serving Artillery Officer in the station, Major General N Srinivas Rao, General Officer Commanding, TASA, called upon all the Gunners to rededicate themselves to uphold the ethos and spirit enshrined in the motto of the Regiment of Artillery, ‘Everywhere with honour and glory’, the release added.