Show of heroic feats by Tornadoes marks ASC Centre event

Show of heroic feats by Tornadoes marks ASC Centre event

Show of heroic feats by Tornadoes marks ASC Centre event

On the second day of the Army Service Corps’ 10th Reunion and 255th Anniversary, a colourful ceremonial parade was held at the ASC Centre and College in the City.

Nine marching contingents, one horse-mounted contingent and one animal transport pack column of smartly dressed soldiers, horses and mules participated. Daredevilry performed by the Tornadoes left the audience spellbound.

Lieutenant General R P Rai, Director General Supplies and Transport, and Colonel Commandant of Army Service Corps reviewed the parade. Brigadier Minocha, Commandant ASC Centre (South) was the Parade Commander and Capt Aarti Rawat was the Parade Adjutant.

Veer Naris

General Rai also honoured eight Veer Naris – Sunena Devi, wife of Naib Subedar Binod Kumar; Sampa Gain, wife of Naib Subedar Mahadev Gain; Birmati Devi, wife of Naik Mahendra Singh; Snigdha Maiti, mother of Sepoy Pallab Maiti; Kamlesh, mother of Sepoy Manoj Kumar; Satyakala, wife of Sepoy Chollangi Ramakrishna; and Gora Bai, wife of Sepoy Ram Sanehi – by presenting gifts and a cheque.

A special reunion postal cover was also released. The ASC Tornadoes led by Capt Bunny Sharma performed various acts, followed by the “Pyramid Corps Song.”

In the “5 Obstacle” peformance two men on Enfields broke though a brick wall, two others rode through iron rings on fire and another smashed out of a glass wall.

Spectators stared in awe when the Tornadoes performed the “Scissor Cross” and the “Parallel Crossing” where riders in two  speeding columns cross through each other. In the “Tornado Jump” three riders jumped over 22 men lying on the ground. Lieutenant General S P S Katewa, Commandant ASC Centre and College, Lieutenant General Balbir Singh Sandhu, Director General Information and Technology and others were present.

The celebration will come to a close with a grand finale on Wednesday with the equestrian display, trick riding, dog show, micro light display, mass PT, para motor show and Taekwondo display.

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