Jaipur : Lt Gen JS Nain, AVSM. SM GOC-in-C Southern Command along with Kunwar Lakshyaraj Singh Mewar flagged off the ‘Mewar Trail’ as a part of Swarnirn Vijay Varsh celebrations from Eklinggarh Military Station at Udaipur at 1200 h on 08th October.
The “Mewar Trail’ is a foot based expedition being undertaken by the 9th Battalion of the Grenadiers Regiment which traces its Origin to erstwhile Princely State of Mewar. It is a matter of honour for the unit that during the Swarnim Vijay Varsh it is located at Udaipur. The expedition will commemorate the valour and sacrifice of the gallant soldiers of the Mewar Region. A strength of 70 personnel including two women officers will be part of the expedition that will cover a distance of 550 Km through the places where historic battles were fought namely Haldighati, Chittorgarh, Kumbalgarh and Dewair to name a few. Cherishing their association with the Indian Army since generations, Shriji Arvind Singhji Mewar’s family headed the trail as great step by the Indian Army to connect with the citizens and remind them of the golden history of this land.
This is no ordinary expedition as the team will move with their full battle loads and travel cross country thereby making it a military exercise in itself. Enroute the trail, the soldiers will interact with the locals and felicitate War Veterans and Veer Naaris especially of 1971 Indo-Pak war. The members of the expedition will also meet school and college students to showcase the rich traditions of the Indian Army and instill the spirit of patriotism amongst the youth. The expedition is being undertaken under the aegis of the Desert Corps’ Battle Axe Division which saw gallant action in the 1971 Indo-Pak war, where the epic Battle of Laungewala was fought.
The flag off ceremony was attended by Lt Gen PS Minhas. GOC Konark Corps, Maj Gen AS Gahlot, SM, GOC Battle Axe Division and a host of civil and military dignitaries who wished the participants good luck and success in the mission.