Roorkee: National Security Advisor Ajit Doval visited Roorkee-based Bengal Engineer Group and Centre to present “Doval Trophy”, a rolling trophy for Hockey Championship instituted, in memory of his father Maj Gunanand Doval who had a 36 yrs long illustrious career in Bengal Sappers and was also an avid hockey player.
During the presentation ceremony a scintillating exhibition match between BEG and Centre team and team from various regiments of Bengal Sappers was played.
Doval addressed the gathering and reminisced about his father identifying himself as a proud Indian Army Soldier and more so as a true Bengal Sapper.
He spoke about his younger days, fond memories of the BEG & Centre, and of having carried the spirit and identity of Bengal Sappers in himself over the years.
He commended the resilience, professionalism and contribution of Bengal Sapper, towards the Corps of Engineers, Indian Army and above all, the Nation.
Doval said, Bengal Sappers happens to be one of the olde