Jammu: The Sabre warriors of Rising Star Corps peddled their way through the interiors of Himachal Pradesh, Punjab and J&K, spreading awareness on the merits of the Agnipath Scheme and motivating young boys and girls to join the Indian Army.
The team comprising one officer, one JCO and eight other ranks was flagged off from the North Portal of Atal Tunnel in Himachal Pradesh and cycled through the arduous challenges climbing 10,000 ft peaks thrice on their way to reach Balidan Stambh, Jammu today.
The expedition covered 620 kms over a period of 10 days. The expedition team interacted with the youth of various schools and colleges including the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology, Mandi and motivated the graduates of IIT to join the Indian Army as commissioned officers and contribute to the organization with the latest technological developments.
The team also expressed its gratitude to the frontline workers of the wildlife conservation team of Great Himalayan National park, Kullu for their unparalleled efforts to save Wild Life in the country.
At Regional Mountaineering Centre, McLeodganj, the team carried out adventure activities with the Basic Mountaineering Course students and motivated them to join the Indian Army.
In addition, the team also expressed condolences to the bereaved family of Braveheart Rifleman, Rakesh Kumar at his native village Maheshgarh for his supreme sacrifice in the line of duty earlier March this year.
The team presented his father ex-Naik Jigri Ram with a memento as a token of gratitude. Over this journey, the cycling team interacted with various servicemen and veterans enroute at McLeodganj, Sadwan Khas and Jia (Yol Cantt) and shared their experiences and grievances.