Army Service Corps celebrated its 256th Corps Day at HQ Western Command Chandimandir on December 8, 2016. In its long cherished history, the Army Service Corps has displayed exceptional versatility, indomitable spirit and commendable ability to keep pace with the changing operational scenarios. The Corps has strived hard to achieve the highest standards in the field of logistics.
The ASC is responsible for provisioning rations, petroleum products and transport support to formations across the country. It has consistently evolved and emerged as a modern, information-technology savvy and network-centric organisation catering to the ever changing strategic and operational environment.
To commemorate this day, various events were organized at Chandimandir. ASC veterans also wholeheartedly participated in these events.
Lt Gen Surinder Singh, General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Western Command extended his greetings to all ranks, civilian employees, their families and veterans of the Corps on this day and commended the professionalism displayed by ASC personnel towards discharge of their duties, both during war & peace.
On this momentous occasion, Brig SS Randhawa of Western Command laid a wreath at Veer Smriti, Chandimandir along with other serving personnel and veteran of ASC.
"We salute our martyrs on this solemn occasion for their selfless and supreme sacrifices." Said Brigadier SS Randhawa while addressing the gathering. The ASC fraternity resolved to continue the march towards excellence in all the fields with utmost professionalism, devotion to duty and above all the will to enforce latest technologies for greater efficiency.
To commemorate the day, a wreath laying ceremony was held at the War memorial Smritika, in Lucknow Cantonment.
Maj Gen PP Singh, MG (SD & WE) and Senior most ASC officer in the Central Command, Major General Narinder Singh, MG ASC, Central Command and ASC veterans, paid floral tributes to the soldiers who laid down their lives in the line of duty. Veer Naris and senior veterans were felicitated on this occasion.
Lt Gen BS Negi, Army Commander, Central Command, extended his greetings to all ranks, civilian employees, their families and veterans of the Corps on the day. He commended the role of the ASC personnel, both during war and peace.
- Gp Capt SK Mehta and Gargi Malik Sinha