Sherdil Yatra flagged in at Jodhpur

Sakal Times
Sunday, 21 January 2018

Jodhpur : Lt Gen R K Jagga, GOC Konark Corps flagged in the Sherdil Yatra, longest desert trekking of 738 KM, on Army Day (15 January) at War memorial at Jodhpur.

The team was flagged off by the Chief of Army Staff on 21 December 2017. Team started its journey from Bakhasar, the southern tip of Rajsthan, on 22 December 2017 and trekked along the border for approximately 738 km of treacherous terrain. During 21days of trekking, the team crossed Gadra road, Munnabao ,  Laungewala, Tanot, Kishangargh, and Bhuttewala.

Jodhpur : Lt Gen R K Jagga, GOC Konark Corps flagged in the Sherdil Yatra, longest desert trekking of 738 KM, on Army Day (15 January) at War memorial at Jodhpur.

The team was flagged off by the Chief of Army Staff on 21 December 2017. Team started its journey from Bakhasar, the southern tip of Rajsthan, on 22 December 2017 and trekked along the border for approximately 738 km of treacherous terrain. During 21days of trekking, the team crossed Gadra road, Munnabao ,  Laungewala, Tanot, Kishangargh, and Bhuttewala.

In addition to challenging the parameters of human endurance,  team also contacted families of martyrs and veterans residing enroute. Furthermore, in a joint effort with Armed Forces Sports Medicine Centre,  the support team regularly collected medical samples of the trekking team which will be analysed for the effort of such long endurance on a human body

Team has also registered application into the Limca Book of Records for the longest and fastest desert expedition. Being the first team to traverse across the complete desert sector of southern command and also being first such adventure activity by this newly Raised Battalion,  the team has done a stupendous work of completing the longest desert trek fulfilling all its missions.

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