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Jammu KashmirLG attends Golden Jubilee of White Knight Corps

LG attends Golden Jubilee of White Knight Corps


‘16 Corps most dynamic operational Corps of Army'

Jammu Tawi, Jun 13: Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha Monday attended the Golden Jubilee Celebrations of raising of the 16 Corps here at Nagrota Military Station.

Greeting all ranks of Indian Army's White Knight Corps on its 50th raising day, the Lt Governor lauded them for their exemplary contribution in many strategic operations and for helping maintain peace and tranquility in the region.

White Knight Corps is the most dynamic operational Corps of the Indian Army. Since its raising in 1972, it has lived up to its motto of ‘Making the First Move and Striking in All Directions', the Lt Governor observed.

The Lt Governor said that over the years, White Knight Corps has proved its mettle not only in combat, thwarting evil designs of adversaries, restoring normalcy and counter-terrorist operations in J&K but also made invaluable contribution in development of the region.

Making 21st Century, J&K's century is our resolve and nothing can hinder our progress. Our armed forces are working with one single aim, with one single intention to make J&K excel in every sphere of development, the Lt Governor added.

Expressing his gratitude, the Lt Governor lauded the unparalleled courage and valour of security forces and termed them as the living faces of sacrifice and bravery.

Outlining the impactful social work done by Indian Army in addition to their professional duties, the Lt Governor acknowledged the indispensable work done by 16 Corps in the field of , , housing, etc. in the areas bordering Poonch, Rajouri, Kishtwar and Jammu, under Operation Sadbhavna.

The Lt Governor made a special mention of the medical camps being organized to raise awareness about health and fitness among the local people, besides sustained thrust on channelizing young energies towards productive engagement through a host of schemes including- reformative and motivational lectures in schools and colleges, scholarships for needy students, providing IT and computer education for skill development and promotion of amongst the youth.

Speaking on the occasion, 16 Corps Commander, Lt Gen Manjinder Singh welcomed the Lt Governor and other distinguished guests and assured them of the unflinching support by all ranks of White Knight Corps towards the cause.

He also highlighted the major initiatives undertaken by the Indian Army for the Awaam in addition to guarding the borders.

Later, the Lt Governor along with Lt Gen Upendra Dwivedi, GOC-in-C Northern Command Flagged In the ‘Veer Smriti Motor Cycle rally' on occasion of Golden Jubilee celebrations. The motorcycle rally had started from Lam, Rajouri on 08 Jun 2022 and reached Nagrota today.

Prominent among others, present on the occasion were ADGP Jammu, Mukesh Singh and Divisional Commissioner Jammu, Ramesh Kumar, besides senior officers of Army and Civil Administration.

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