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19-Nov-2017 

MESSAGE FROM THE ENGINEER-IN-CHIEF ON THE OCCASION OF THE 237TH CORPS DAY

LT GEN SURESH SHARMA, AVSM
It is a matter of great honour and pride for me to extend my best wishes to entire fraternity of the Corps and their families on the momentous occasion of 237th Anniversary of the Corps of Engineers. I also convey greetings to the veterans for providing us with rich legacy, which continues to give us stimulus to work harder and achieve greater heights.
 
Corps of Engrs has stood strong and true to its motto 'Sarvatra', as it has performed exceedingly well in all spheres. Corps provides combat engineering support, develops infrastructure for armed forces and other defence organisations, maintains lines of communication along our vast borders besides providing succour to populace during natural disasters. The year gone by has seen the Corps excelling in new vistas, meeting the expectations of the environment which continue to grow with each passing year.
 
The Combat Engineers are continuously proving their mettle by executing numerous projects in all kinds of inhospitable terrain, thus providing support to the troops deployed in such areas. The Corps is continuously evolving by carrying out innovations at unit / formation level and ensuring all the possible support across the Army. The Corps has contributed majorly in strengthening our borders by carrying out repair, resucitation and erection of Anti Infiltration Obstacle System.
 
MES, one of the pillar of the Corps, is the only infrastructure construction agency for all three Services. It has excelled by adopting new techniques and latest development in the field of construction. The task of construction of National War Museum and National War Memorial has been entrusted to the MES, which is indicative of its professional approach and acumen. The focus has been on incorporating best engineering practices and enhancing user satisfaction, through timely delivery and quality construction.
 
The Border Roads Organisations has been working relentlessly to provide road infrastructure in the border areas. The works executed by the BRO have contributed immensely in the socio-economic development of remote and inaccessible border areas of the country apart from being strategically significant. The organisation continues to render unflinching support during natural calamities and has kept lines of communication open in most challenging conditions. Our personnel in Military Survey are matching pace with dynamic changes in technology in GIS, Digital Mapping and Cartography as per the requirements of the Army in totality. The use of GIS in the management of military bases has facilitated battle field management, improved msn effectiveness and provided rapid modelling capability for analyzing alternative strategies.
 
We as Sappers, have encouraged and nurtured the budding talents in the field of sports. Our performance in Olympics, Common Wealth Games and Asian Games is a testimony to this fact. Nb Sub Akash Chikte and R/Nb Sub Suraj Karkera participated in 10th Asia Cup Hockey Tournament, which won the Gold Medal. Nb Sub Akash Chikte was also awarded trophy for the Best Goal Keeper of the tournament. Nb Sub Sriram Balaji N is member of Senior Indian Davis Cup Tennis Team and Hav Jerome Kumar has again become National Champion in Wind Surfing for the fifth year in a row. The Corps has always been at the forefront in adventure activities. The recent scaling of Mt Satopanth by the Sappers and participation of our team in Raid-De-Himalayan Car Rally is testimony to our commitment.
 
This year also The Corps Engineers were deployed during floods in the states of Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland and Manipur. Construction of Floating Bridge on River Ajhrat in Katihar Dist to facilitate repair of Bihar-Bengal railway link, construction of Road Bridge between Araria and Kishanganj and 180 ft Bridge across River Kallada in Kerala are few projects undertaken by the Corps in the aid to civ auth as part of mitigation efforts. A runway has also been restored in the Conflict Zone of South Sudan as part of UN mission by the Sappers.
 
As we approach 237th Corps Day, we rededicate our commitment to the nation and the Indian Army and continue to strive for excellence in every field.
 
I also take this opportunity to pay homage to the martyrs of the Corps, to whom we owe the legacy of honor and sacrifice.
 
On this occasion, I wish all members of the Corps and their families, the very best in their future endeavors.
Jai Hind!
MES