Monday, August 19, 2019

AWSO Perform at the Centenary Celebration of the Marshal of the IAF Arjan Singh, DFC at Orion Mall, Bengaluru

To commemorate the centenary celebration of the Marshal of the Indian Air Force (MIAF), Air Chief Marshal Arjan Singh, DFC and Independence Day Celebration, scintillating performances by the Air Warrior Symphony Orchestra (AWSO) of the IAF were conducted on August 15, 2019 at the Orion Mall, Brigade Gateway, Malleswaram. A flower exhibition was also organised inside the Orion mall on this occasion. The event was graced by Air Marshal TD Joseph, Senior Air Staff Officer, Headquarters Training Command Indian Air Force, Bengaluru.

The list of music tunes performed by Air Warrior Symphony Orchestra (AWSO) include Rejoice in Raisina, Star War, Inspirato, Micheal Jackson Mix, Har Kisi Ko, Mamma Mia, Sariyaage, Channa Mereya, Moh Moh Ke Dhaage, Leja Re, Mombe Helutaithe, Belegeddu, Hotel California, Summer of 69, In the Mood, Abba’s Medley, Imagination, Hindi Medley and Vande Mataram.

Arjan Singh was born on April 15, 1919 in Lyallpur (now Faisalabad in Pakistan). He was 19 years of age when he was selected for training at RAF College Cranwell in 1938 and was commissioned into RAF as a Pilot Officer in December 1939. He was awarded Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC) for outstanding leadership, great skill and courage in Burma Campaign during World War II. He also led India as Chief of the Air Staff in the 1965 war against Pakistan, wherein IAF gained air superiority over PAF and helped Indian Army score strategic victories. He passed away on 16 September 2017 at the age of 98. His dynamic personality, professional competence, honesty of purpose in his service to the country and the IAF truly sets him apart as a leader and an icon of the Indian Air Force.

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