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    A  Cycling Expedition for a distance of 1971 Kilometers in Gujarat  and Rajasthan is planned to be conducted by  Konark Corps of  Indian Army. The expedition is to  commemorate the commencement of the Golden Jubilee Victory Celebrations of Indian Armed Forces in Indo-Pak War 1971.    03 December 2020 will mark the 50th year of the decisive victory of Indian Armed Forces in the Indo-Pak war 1971. 

    Lieutenant General Anil Puri, Sena Medal, Vishisht Sewa Medal, General Officer Commanding,  Konark Corps envisaged  the expedition to inculcate spirit of adventure amongst troops of Indian Armed Forces & Para Military Forces. The expedition will  spread awareness about COVID-19 amongst rural populace with the core theme of  Social Distancing-Masks-Sanitisation (SMS), reach out to the Ex Servicemen, Next of Kin of battle casualties, physical casualties and differently abled.  The Ex Servicemen and families  will be informed about  entitled financial benefits, welfare schemes and efforts will be made to help them resolve their pension related problems. War veterans of 1948, 1965 & 1971 War and Veer Naris will be felicitated during this 10 days expedition.

    The cycling expedition will be undertaken by teams of  various formations of the Konark Corps, representatives of Indian Air Force, Indian Navy, Indian Coast Guard & Border Security Force in the Corps Zone of border areas. The expedition will be conducted in a relay format in which each team will cycle the distance in the earmarked stretch & hand over to the next formation. The expedition will commence on 26 November 2020 from  outpost near Lakhpat and culminate  on 06 December 2020 at Longewalla.

    It will be flagged of by Honorary Captain 87 year old Gumansing Jhala, a War Veteran of 1971 at 0700 hrs from a border post area Lakhpat. A medical camp will be organized at Paschim Dwar Military Station Bhuj on 26 November 2020. First leg team will be received at Bhuj Military Station in the evening. 

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