The Golden Arrow Division of Indian Army celebrated its 56th Raising Day on 01 Jul 2018. In line with tradition, Maj Gen JS Sandhu, General Officer Commanding, Golden Arrow division, Officers and Troops paid homage to martyrs by laying wreaths at the Barki War Memorial. Addressing all ranks of the Division, the GOC appreciated the contribution and hard work put in by all ranks towards maintaining the premier status of the Division. The GOC also awarded the overall Championship and Training Banners to Battalions for their outstanding performance in professional and sports competitions during the ceremony.The Raising Day celebrations included Barakhana with troops and a social gathering where civil officials and dignitaries of Ferozepur were special invitees.Raised in 1914, the Division has fought in Egypt and Mesopotamia during World War – I. Re-raised in 1940 it participated in World War II in the Burma Campaign and won four Victoria Crosses over the two World Wars for exceptional bravery. The Golden Arrow Division was re-raised post-independence on 01 July 1963 by Maj Gen HK Sibal, MVC.