SARVATRA (Everywhere) is their motto. Army Engineers, popularly known as Sappers, help the Army to live, to move and to fight. They are everywhere on the battle field – with leading elements, in the middle and at the rear performing all kinds of tasks: laying or clearing mines and other obstacles; constructing roads, bridges and airfields; providing water and shelter. In peacetime they are the first to be called to render aid in times of natural calamities like floods and earthquakes where their bridges, earthmoving equipment and boats help save lives. Sapper veterans have proved over the years that their love to serve their fellow countrymen has not diminished with passing years. An example of this was the recent floods in J & K. The veterans rose as a team and donated 500 blankets in the first instance to HQ Western Command, Chandimandir this morning for onward dispatch to their suffering countrymen. Speaking on the occasion, 89 years old Brig Gobindar Singh, AVSM (Retd) said that this was a token of their love and humility towards their brothers and sisters in distress. This, he said, was only the first instalment since time was of essence, and more assistance will follow.