Hyderabad: A team of seven cyclists from Corps of Electronics and Mechanical Engineering (EME) on Wednesday embarked on a EME Ultra-Cycling Expedition as part of 10th Corps Reunion slated to be held in December.
The expedition which culminates in New Delhi on December 2 is aimed at paying homage to the martyrs of the Corps and spread the message of a healthy, clean, green and pollution free India and is led by Lieutenant Colonel Vishal Ahlawat of 1 EME Centre, Secunderabad, according to a press release.
The cycling expedition was flagged off from Milkha Singh Stadium today by Lieutenant General Paramjit Singh, Commandant, Military College of EME & Colonel Commandant in presence of Brigadier Sandeep Bhalla, Commandant, 1 EME Centre. The team shall traverse across Leh, Kanyakumari, Teju and the golden quadrilateral before finally terminating the rally in New Delhi.
The cyclists intend to break the existing Guinness World record for the longest distance cycling in a single country and the fastest Golden Quadrilateral route by cycle. The team also intends to make a mark in the Limca Book of Records for the fastest North – South and East – West traverse by cycle.
The fraternity of Corps of EME, popularly called ‘The Eagles’ is an organisation with the best skilled technicians and engineers of the Indian Army. A ‘Powerhouse’ of technology and innovations, the Corps has proved its mettle in providing effective engineering support to the Weapon System and Equipment of the Indian Army in all operations. The Corps is playing a pivotal role today in the Army’s drive towards self-reliance through indigenisation and innovation, the release said.
The Corps of EME has also been in the forefront of sports and adventure activities and has produced outstanding sports persons like the “Flying Sikh Milkha Singh”, who set ablaze the athletic arena in India and abroad in 400mtr races during 1950s and 1960s, Brigadier RK Manchanda, the seven-time National Squash Champion, Major HPS Ahluwalia the first Defence person to scale Mount Everest and Colonel JK Bajaj, the first Asian to reach south pole.