HQ DAKSHIN BHARAT AREA

HISTORY OF DAKSHIN BHARAT AREA

 

The ‘Madras Garrison’ was established by Lt Jarmin on 20 February 1640. Major General SM Shriganesh was the first Indian Officer to Command the garrison in 1947. Post-Independence the garrison was re-designated as Madras Sub Area. In 1947, ATNK&K Area was raised with succeeding three Sub Areas under its command: -

(a)     Tamil Nadu & Kerala Sub Area.

(b)     Karnataka Sub Area.

(c)     Andhra Sub Area.

After the union territory of Goa was placed under its jurisdiction the ATNK&K Area was re-designated as ATNK&G Area on 12 Oct 1988. On 09 February 2004, the state of Goa was re-orbatted to Headquarters M&G Area and again this Area was renamed as Headquarters ATNK&K Area. Post bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh into the states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, the Headquarter ATNK&K Area has now been re-designated as Headquarter Dakshin Bharat Area since 13 January 2015. It comprises the states of Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu,Karnataka and Kerala and the territories of Pondicherry, Lakshadweep & Minicoy Islands.  
GOLDEN PALM SAINIK INSTITUTE (GPSI)

 


				
Golden Palm Sainik Institute (GPSI), is an institute for all ranks and their families
 
with a special focus on providing social and welfare amenities to JCOs, OR, veterans and
 
their families.
 
 
Facilities.
 
 
1. Movies for all Ranks thrice a week (Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays (two shows).
 
 
2. Conduct of central lectures for all ranks.
 
 
3. Terrace & Lawn on hire for organizing personal social functions.
 
 
4. Conduct of Regimental Functions. 
 
 
5. Play- Pen for tiny tots.
   

GOLDEN PALM BOYS HOSTEL


				
The Palm Grove Boys Hostel is located near Saint Thomas Mount Church opposite OTA, Chennai. This hostel was established in 2011 for wards of serving/ retired Offrs, JCOs & OR desirous of pursuing higher studies at Chennai. The hostel is well connected with all important education institutions by rail and road. There are 20 optimally furnished rooms at the hostel.
 
Contact Person :NCO I/C Hav Somasekhar
 
Mobile No :9962444808
   
PALM GROVE GIRLS HOSTEL

The Palm Grove Girls Hostel is located inside Old Fort Glacis (OFG) Officers Enclave at Island Grounds,Chennai.This facility was created to provide boarding & lodging facilities for daughters of serving & retired Officers, JCO/OR pursuing higher studies at Chennai. There are five furnished rooms inside the Girls Hostel.Two girls can share one room and thus it has a capacityto accommodate ten girls. Facilities available at the Girls Hostel are Airconditioned rooms, Washing, Dining and miniGymnasium facilities.

Contact Person: Civ No - 044-28588654/ 

 

PALM GROVE ARMY OFFICERS INSTITUTE (PGAOI)

				
 
The Palm Grove Army Officers Institute (PGAOI) has been established
since Dec 2013 at PGEP & TA at Island Grounds, Chennai. The institute
is well furnished for Social Gatherings. The Hall & the Lawns are available for personal social functions for both Serving &RetdOffrs.
 
Timings
 
1930 hr to 2300 hr (Tuesday Closed)
 
Facilities
 
The Palm - Main Hall
Island Nectar - Bar
Waterfront - Fast Food Corner
Atrium - Open Air Theatre
 
 
Activities
 
Screening of Movies at Atrium – 
Every Wednesday 7:30 pm onwards
Tambola Evenings with Dinner – 
Every Saturday 7:30 pm onwards
Social Evening with DJ & Dinner – 
Last Saturday