Group Captain Tarun Kumar Singha, VSM is the Chief Public Relations Officer (CPRO) at Kolkata and has established cordial media relations in the region and has been at the forefront of all media events in enhancing the image of the armed forces. Always alert to various events in the region, his understanding and prbjection of the various initiatives undertaken by the Indian Army in a deft and timely manner helps the vast ESM, veterans and their families to know of the same. Although an IAF officer, his understanding and propagation of Army's Sadbhavana endeavours encouraged various NGOs to come forward and assist the Army by undertaking free-of-cost heart surgeries for Blue-Baby Syndrome-afflicted children from J&K and North East. His initiatives and zeal go beyond the normal call of duty in integrating the civil society with the Indian Army. He has been actively involved in projection of the image of the Army in correct perspective, through insightful and factual reporting of events. He has kept an astute eye on matters that could potentially harm the image of the Army by misrepresentation. His other initiatives include creating awareness of the armed forces and career options amongst school children in the region. Even as Cyclone Phailin was expected to strike Odisha on 12 October 2013, Group Captain Singha was amongst the first Public Relations Officer to reach and cover the aid provided by Army, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard in a positive and timely manner. For his dedicated efforts in highlighting the positive image of the Indian Army in the region, Gp Capt Tarun Kumar Singha, VSM is recommended for 'Bar to Vishisht Seva Medal'.
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