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.