Moga, Feb 26 (UNI) The Sudarshan Chakra Artillery Brigade today set sail on its 'Long Distance Canal Boating Expedition' in the Rajasthan Feeder in Faridkot district.
A team of 20 personnel including officers, Junior Commissioned Officers (JCOs) and jawans under the leadership of Lt Col Ashwani Kumar of 581 Light Regiment (Chardhi Kala) left in three boats and one self help boat.
The expedition was flagged off by Brigadier S S Chohar, Commander 16 Artillery Brigade in the presence of large number of army officers, jawans and their families.
The dare-devils of Faridkot Military Station are going to wade through the waters of the Rajasthan Feeder which has its origin at the Harike headworks in Amritsar district. The expedition team will cover a distance of 276 km distance on boats passing through the plains of Punjab, Haryana and Rajasthan.
The men in uniform will test their skills in the swift flowing waters of the Rajasthan Feeder. Passing through the villages along the canal the army team will spread message of brotherhood and goodwill.
This adventure will take six days ending at Kharbara village in Rajasthan, according to Brig S S Chohan. Army men will be camping in the villages along the canal at the end of each day where medical camps and army awareness camps will be organised.
The team will interact with the ex-servicemen and attend their grievances besides motivating the youth to join the army.
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