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Konark Corps of Indian Army has launched a 1971 kilometers cycling expedition in Gujarat and Rajasthan to commemorate the commencement of the Golden Jubilee Victory Celebrations of Indian Armed Forces in the Indo-Pak War of 1971.
 
December 3 will mark the commencement of the 50th year of the decisive victory of Indian Armed Forces in war. The cycle expedition was flagged off from an outpost near Lakhpat in Kutch yesterday by Honorary Captain Gumansinh Jhala, an 87 year old War Veteran who had participated in both Indo-Pak wars of 1965 & 1971 then serving with 7 Grenadiers.
 
Lt Gen Anil Puri, GOC, Konark Corps envisaged the expedition to inculcate a spirit of adventure among troops of the Indian Armed Forces & paramilitary forces. Defense spokesperson of Gujarat and Rajasthan- Wing Commander Puneet Chadhdha said that the cycle expedition will spread awareness about Covid among the rural population with the core theme of social distancing-masks-sanitisation and reach out to ex-servicemen, kin of battle casualties and differently-abled.
 
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 and Veer Naris will be felicitated during this expedition. 

1971 Kilometers ‘Swarnim Vijay Varsh Cyclothon’ across Gujarat & Rajasthan has been joined by the relay teams of 20 participants each of the various Army Formations across the two states.




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