Lt Gen Rajeev Tewari, General Officer Commanding, Bengal Area, addressed all ranks of the formation at a special 'Sainik Sammelan' and conveyed his greetings to all ranks, civilian staff and their families on the occasion.
The Raising Day celebration included drawing competition for children, blood donation camp and 'Barakhana' (feast) for families of all personnel posted at HQ Bengal Area.
Bengal Area Headquarter was raised as Bengal Command at Fort William on March 1, 1895 by Lt Gen Sir W K Ells. It moved to its present location at AJC Bose Road in September 1995.
Bengal Area participated with distinction during the operations in World War-II, the Sino-Indian conflict of 1962 and the Indo-Pak War of 1971.
Besides operational war time task, the formation also supports the logistics requirements of fighting formations and units of Eastern Command in war and peace.
It is the 'local military authority' acting as a link between the state government and the Army, besides being the custodian of the 'Maidan' area and all Army land around Kolkata.
It also provides assistance to the State government in combating calamities, disasters in entire West Bengal and bordering districts of Bihar.