The bicycle rally to commemorate the 263rd day of the raising of the Madras Regiment, the oldest regiment in the Indian Army, culminated on Friday at the Pangode military station.
Lieutenant General Manjinder Singh, Colonel of the Madras Regiment, was the main guest and he honored and signaled the rally organized by the army marching band playing martial tunes. During the service, Lieutenant-General Manjinder Singh congratulated 1971 War Veterans and Veer Naris of the Madras Regiment. The lieutenant general recalled the historic 263-year journey of the Madras regiment and appreciated the veterans for their invaluable service to the homeland. He also expressed his deep gratitude for the sacrifices of Veer Naris, Defender PRO said in a statement. The bicycle rally was held from November 17 to December 3, and officers and staff of the Madras Regiment from various parts of the country took part in the rally. The rally started in small teams from Jammu, Jamnagar, Kolkata, Secunderabad, Chennai and Wellington and eventually met in Thiruvananthapuram. Participants received an overwhelming welcome at various locations along the way and functions under Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav were held to congratulate the Veer Naris (wives / mothers) who sacrificed their loved ones for the country during the 1971 Indo-Pakistani War.
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