As part of commemoration of the commencement of Golden Jubilee year of 1971 Indo- Pak War, Konark Corps has undertaken a 1971 km cycling expedition starting 26 November 20. The expedition aims to cover the entire border areas along Gujarat and Rajasthan.
As part of the sixth leg of the cyclothon, Battle Axe Division of the Indian Army has completed the stretch from Myjlar to Jaisalmer. The team was flagged off by NK Sodha Singh (Retd) who was part of the 17 Grenadiers Team who conducted the famous Camel raid on Saidu in 1971 OP CACTUS LILY. Throughout the route the team met with Ex Servicemen, Next of Kin of the war heroes.
Mel Milap with veterans was carried out at Pochana and Sam, COVID kits were distributed and plantation drive carried out at Sam. The Battle Axe Division also organized a medical camp at Jaisalmer Military Station, aimed at providing medical facilities to the Ex-Servicemen. The event witnessed active participation and healthy footfall of Ex-Servicemen, Veer Naaris and their Next-of-kins at the Jaisalmer Military Station. The medical camp in addition to providing medical facility and advice also endeavoured to create awareness about COVID-19 pandemic and its preventive measures.
The event culminated in a grand flagging in at Jaisalmer by the veterans Nk Bhairo Singh (Retd), SM of BSF, Naik Chotu Singh, Shaurya Chakra and Honorary Captain Derawar Singh.