To commemorate the “joint rescue effort” undertaken by civilians and “army” during the September floods last year, a 27 member cycle expedition team under the banner ‘Sailab Se Salamati Tak’ interacted with Lt Gen D S Hooda, Army Commander, Northern Command, at Udhampur on Monday.
“The expedition consists of 19 Kashmiri youths and a team of Army personnel who will be going to Delhi via Jammu, Jalandhar and Ambala. The group will pass through a number of historical places and is also likely to interact with the Governor of J&K, Senior Officers of the Army and the honorable President of India,” the statement said.
“During their journey the participants will be creating awareness on literature, custom and traditions of Kashmir and will also highlight the bonhomie between the Army and the Awam displayed during the rescue and relief ops. Last year hundreds of villages were devastated by the floods and thousands rescued by the Army with the help of Awam in the Kashmir valley. The Indian Army was amongst the pioneers to launch the rescue and relief operations.”