Chandigarh 08 Dec,2008 : Officiating MGASC, Brig Harjeet Puri, HQ Western Command laid a wreath to pay tributes to the martyrs on behalf of all ranks of the Corps at the Command War Memorial, the "Veer Smriti" today to commemorate 248th anniversary of Army Service Corps(ASC) at Chandimandir . Several functions, including Barakhana and social get together for serving and veterans were also organised to mark the occasion.
The General Officer Commanding in Chief, Western Command, Lt Gen TK Sapru, extended his greetings to all ranks, civilian employees , their families and veterans of the Corps on this day. He lauded the professionalism displayed by ASC personnel both in peace and war and urged the Corps to rededicate themselves to the nation.
The oldest logistic component of the Indian Army , ASC ,which was raised in 1760, has inherited glorious tradition of dedication , professional competence and selfless service. The Corps has ensured regular and uninterrupted movement of men, material and stores in all types of terrain and in all kinds of operations besides undertaking supply functions. The Corps in the true spirit of the Indian Army has also contributed handsomely in the field of sports and Adventure activities.