Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha awarded Ex-Sgt Menino Cota
Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha awarded Ex-Sgt Menino Cota a badge and a Certificate , at the Annual General Body Meeting of Air Force Association in New Delhi. The annual general meeting was held on 15th September 2016 at the AFA auditorium, Subroto Park in New Delhi.
Ex-Sgt Menino Cota is the secretary of Air Force Association, Goa branch. He has been working selflessly to help the ex-air veterans settled in Goa. Menino Cota is known for his personal involvement and devotion in assisting the Ex- air veterans in the state of Goa.
Every year only two persons across the whole of India are selected for the award on the AFA Annual Day. It was a proud moment to receive an award from Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha. It is indeed a great honour for a goan to be among the only two. Goa is just a smallest among the 29 states and as such has a small number of staff in armed forces. This should be an inspiration for youth of Goa to take up the noble option of serving at the armed forces.
Menino Cota was born in Betalbatim on 25th December 1956. He served the Indian Air Force between 1975 and 1989. Ex-Sgt Cota has been a founder member of the Air Force Association, Goa branch. He has been instrumental in increasing the membership of the Goa Branch. Menino Cota is back to his roots in Betalbatim , the place he was born. Menino Cota is currently working in a leading private sector company . He is well known and respected in his locality.