J&K LG hosts White Knight Corps on the 50th day of the lift
Jammu, June 13 (IANS): Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on Monday welcomed all ranks of the army’s White Knight Corps on its 50th day of duty.
A Ministry of Defense statement said: “Lt. Governor of Jammu and Kashmir Manoj Sinha along with Lt. Gen. Upendra Dwivedi, GOC-in-C Northern Command reported Veer Smriti Motor Cycle Rally and hailed all ranks of the White Knight Corps of the Indian Army on its 50th levee day in a traditional ceremony at Nagrota Army Station today.
“The White Knight Corps was established on June 1, 1972 as part of Northern Command and Lieutenant General JFR Jacob served as the first corps commander. The corps has a rich history of bravery in wars and has also played commendably in operations along the Line of Control and in CI/CT operations at J&K,” he said.
“Earlier this morning, Lt. Gen. Manjinder Singh, GOC, White Knight Corps paid floral tributes to fallen heroes during a solemn wreath laying ceremony at the ‘Ashwamedh Shaurya Sthal’ at Nagrota Military Station” , the statement said.
“The White Knight Corps Golden Jubilee celebrations began with a motorcycle rally, “Veer Smriti Yatra” which was launched from Lam, Rajouri on June 8, 2022 and reached Nagrota today. Riders paid tribute to the bravehearts to all the war memorials of The celebrations at Nagrota began with the ceremonial lighting of the lamp by LG Manoj Sinha in the presence of a huge gathering of all ranks of the White Knight Corps,” he said. declared.
“A short film on the glorious history of the White Knight Corps and the conduct of Veer Smriti Yatra was shown to the public. During his address, Lieutenant General Manjinder Singh welcomed the Honorable LG and other distinguished guests and assured them of the unwavering support of all ranks of the White Knight Corps towards the national cause,” the Department of Defense statement read.
“The Corps Commander also highlighted the major initiatives undertaken by the Indian Army for the Awaam besides keeping the borders active. The major initiatives of the Indian Army in close coordination with the Civil Administration include improving the education standards, skills development, youth empowerment, women empowerment, by encouraging sports activities and infrastructure development in remote areas by aligning all projects with existing government programs for the construction of the nation,” he said.
“A special ‘First Day Cover’ was also issued to mark 50 glorious years of the prestigious White Knight Corps of the Indian Army. On this momentous occasion, the Lieutenant Governor congratulated all ranks of the White Knight Corps on their jubilee Gold and appreciated their exemplary contribution to maintaining peace and tranquility in the region,” the statement read.
The Lieutenant Governor also appreciated the corps’ contribution in all wars fought since its lifting and its tireless efforts to ensure the safety and security of J&K’s Awaam by eradicating terrorism from the region.