As part of its celebrations to commemorate the golden jubilee of India's victory over Pakistan in the 1965 war, the Rising Star Corps on Thursday kicked off a cycling expedition from Jammu to Delhi. The expedition will cover a distance of 1,211 km.
Since the beginning of August this year, the Rising Star Corps has been actively involved in commemorating the "golden jubilee celebrations", during which war documentaries were screened and presentations were held in numerous schools and villages in Jammu.
A spokesperson said the objective was to generate awareness among the people, especially the youth, about the valour and sacrifices by Indian Army during the war. On Thursday, a mega event was also organised at Bari Brahmana, where the chief guest was Major General Sanjeev Narain, General Officer Commanding, Tiger Division.
The event commenced with a short cycle rally from Samba Memorial to Bari Brahmana Military Station. The culmination of the short cycle rally was combined with numerous events including mass-pipe band display, cultural activities by children from Army Public School, Bari Brahmana, and felicitation of 1965 war veterans.
The event was attended by approximately 2,000 people, including army personnel, veterans, civilians, their families and children.