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260th Raising Day of Army Medical Corps

The Army Medical Corps (AMC) celebrated its 260th Raising Day on 03rd April 2024. Raised in the year 1764, the Corps has rendered selfless service to the nation over centuries of progress, development, dedication, and sacrifice, both in combat and in peace, living up to the Corps motto of ‘Sarve Santu Niramaya’ meaning ‘let all be free from disease’.

Commemorating the Occasion

The Chief of Army Staff, Gen Manoj Pande, and the Chief of Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal VR Chaudhari, attended an event in New Delhi that was organized to mark the Raising Day and to honor the achievements and celebrate the Esprit-de-Corps of AMC. A video commemorating the distinguished achievements of the Armed Forces Medical Services was also screened during the event, which was attended by more than 700 veterans of the AFMS as well as by civil and service dignitaries.

Celebrating the Corps’ Legacy

The AMC Raising Day celebrates the contributions of thousands of officers, JCOs, and other ranks of the Army Medical Corps who have been successful in impacting the lives of the Armed Forces personnel, their families, and veterans. As part of UN Peace Keeping Missions and Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR) activities on foreign soil, the Corps has excelled in every sphere of medical care.

Enhancing Combat and Peacetime Medical Care

In its endeavor to enhance optimal Combat Medical Care and superlative state-of-the-art peacetime medical care, the AMC in its 260th year has set a benchmark in professionalism, courage, and compassion beyond the call of duty while relentlessly marching towards the ultimate goal of ‘Swastha Bharat, Viksit Bharat’ (Healthy India, Developed India).

The Army Medical Corps’ Contributions Over the course of its 260-year history, the Army Medical Corps has played a vital role in supporting the Indian Armed Forces and the nation as a whole. The Corps has been at the forefront of providing medical care and support during combat operations, peacekeeping missions, and humanitarian crises. The dedication and commitment of the AMC personnel have been instrumental in ensuring the health and well-being of the Armed Forces and the people they serve.

Important takeaways for all Competitive Exam:

  • Army Medical Corps Founded: 3 April 1943;
  • Army Medical Corps Lieutenant: General Daljit Singh.


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