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Flag in Ceremony of Konark Gunners Cycling Expedition

      Flag in Ceremony of Konark Gunners Cycling Expedition

As part of celebrating 'Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav', commemorating 75 years of Independence, Konark Gunners under the aegis of Konark Corps organised a cycling expedition from 22 February to 11 March 2023 for a period of 17 days. The expedition was Flagged Off from Vigokot Fort in Gujarat covering a total distance of 1549 Kms through 75 border villages in Gujarat and Rajasthan, promoting the spirit of adventure and spread awareness of Agnipath Scheme amongst the youth. After successful completion, the expedition was Flagged In by Lieutenent General Rakesh Kapoor, General Officer Commanding 12 Corps at Jodhpur War Memorial on 11 March 2023. A total of 32 personnel participated in the event.

This expedition was aimed to enhance outreach activities and motivate youth to join Indian Armed Forces and serve the nation with pride. To educate youth about Agnipath Scheme, interactive sessions were organized to provide information of various employment schemes during visit to border villages. The participants motivated students and younger generation for positive contribution in nation building besides assisting them in career counselling.

The participants in the rally also distributed pamphlets containing entitlements to the Ex-Servicemen and paid gratitude to 'Veer Naris' and 'Veer Matas' for their sacrifice by felicitating them during outreach programmes. Civil administration and locals appreciated the humane and selfless gesture thanking the Indian Army for this noble drive.