Thursday, 8 December 2011


UDHAMPUR: Army Service Corps (ASC) celebrated its 251st Corps  Day at HQ Northern Command on 08 Dec 2011. While the history of  supply and transport  services is as old as the history of organised  warfare itself, it was in the year 1760  that the very rudimentary Supply & Transport organizations of the three  Presidencies of  the East India Company were brought under the council of a single authority. However, on 8th of  Dec 1950, the word  ‘Royal’ was dropped and eversince the Corps celebrates its  raising on this Day.

The spirit of  ASC is reflected  in their  motto of  “ SEVA ASMAKAM DHARAM” or “ SERVICE IS OUR CREED” and the corps has a record of outstanding contribution in all operations and has proved its mettle both in war and peace.

Lt Gen KT Parnaik, UYSM, YSM, General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Northern Command  complimented all ranks of the Army  Service Corps for their dedication, high degree of professonalism and flexibility in  performing their duties in difficult and inhospitable terrain conditions in the Northern theatre.

On the occasion of 251st Anniversary of the Corps , Maj Gen VK Sharma, VSM,   MG Army Service  Corps, HQ Northern Comand called upon all ranks of  ASC  to work selflessly and rededicate thermselves to uphold the  ethos and spirit enshrined in the Corps  motto.  He further extended his  best wishes and warm greetings to all ranks and civilians of the  Corps and their families and wished them a bright and successful future.

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