|Cycle expedition to easternmost Army Post|
DIBRUGARH, Feb 14 - The Army from the Signal Corps recently conducted a mountain bicycling expedition to commemorate its Raising Day recently. The expedition was aimed at inculcating a spirit of adventure, esprit-de-corps as also to create bonhomie with the locals by gaining knowledge about their customs and traditions and to inspire the talented youths of the area to join the Armed Forces.
The Corps of Signal was raised on February 14, 1911 and over the years has transformed itself from a service provider to a key enabler towards net centricity. The signallers have participated in various wars and campaigns and have done themselves proud while executing their duty on the battlefront as also keeping pace with modern technology by constantly upgrading their systems, a release stated.
The expedition spanning over eight days, was flagged off from Lohitpur by the senior most officer of Lohitpur Army Camp on January 17, 2016.
The cycling team consisting of 12 participants covered a distance of approximately 330 km through rough and treacherous mountains from Lohitpur in Arunachal Pradesh to Kibithu in the State. The journey spanned over the vast expanse of salubrious rolling mountains of the Lohit valley which offered to test the resolve and the courage of the participants. The expedition provided a chance to derive pleasure from cycling in the wilderness and to relish the natural beauty of the North-east also, the release added.