The men in blue of the Indian Air Force from No.2 Air Force Selection Board, Mysore, have embarked on a southern India expedition on motorcycle to mark the golden jubilee celebrations of the board.
The board was set up here in 1962 and was entrusted with the responsibility of selection of potential officers for the armed forces. It is the only Indian Air Force institution of its kind in south India and the authorities plan to celebrate 50th year with a plethora of adventure sports and welfare oriented activities.
The motorcycle expedition titled “Vayusena Dakshina Parikrama” was flagged off from the city on Wednesday by Air Marshal S.P. Singh, Air Office, Commanding-in-Chief, Southern Air Command.
The expedition will traverse all the southern States and a group of 15 airmen from the unit have been selected and trained for the expedition that covers nearly 5,000 km in a fortnight.
Wing Commander S. Kundu of the board said: “The expedition is aimed honouring the unit and its achievements over the last five decades and to spread awareness amongst the youth about the profession of arms which is replete with many a folklore of boundless dignity and unparalleled valour.”
He said this expedition would leave an indelible impression on the youth and encourage them to fulfil their desire for a life enriched with quality, adventure and immense satisfaction.
The staunch belief that this expedition will serve the explicit purpose of encouraging the young of the region and the nation at large is well entrenched in the mind of every air warrior who is a part of the expedition team or providing support in every conceivable manner, Mr. Kundu added.
No. 2 Air Force Selection Board, Mysore, is completing 50 years