Corps of Signals celebrates 103rd anniversary
Raised in 1911, the Corps of Signals (Indian Army) embarked on the celebrations of the 103rd year of its journey here on Saturday.
The proceedings were initiated by a wreath laying ceremony at Amar Jawan Jyoti, in memory of martyred Signallers, to pay homage for their supreme sacrifice.
The Corps of Signals operates at the cutting edge of ICTEC (Information, Communications, Technology, Electronic and Cyber) and has a pan-Indian presence.
It is universally acknowledged for its yeoman service during the various wars imposed on independent India, participation in humanitarian assistance, disaster relief response, contribution to sports and adventure and nation building activities.
As it embarks upon the 103rd year of its existence, the Corps remain inspired by its rich traditions, rooted in the present and aligned with the future, enabling the Indian Army's transformation into a fully network centric force.
In keeping with tradition, various activities were organized, including voluntary blood donation, various sports, adventure, band display and cultural activities.
As part of an Army wide initiative, the Corps reached out to renew associations with disabled soldiers, widows, veer naris and aged, needy veterans.
As of Feb 15, Signal units across India have identified and adopted over 400 such members of their extended family.
(Posted on 15-02-2014)