MOTTO OF THE CORPS

           The RIASC adopted the motto of the British order of the Garter "HoniSoit Qui Mal Y Pense" which rendered in English means "Shame be his who thinks ill of it", or "Evil to him who evil thinks" as is commonly understood.  It is the motto of the Premier Order of the Garter in Great Britain instituted by King Edward III In 1349.   The S&T Corps, when it was formed, quite naturally adopted the motto of the RASC, which was its founding Corps.  The motto was retained when the S&T Corps changed its title to IASC, and later in 1935 to RIASC till 1950.

 

            Post-Independence, it was decided to appropriately "Indianise" the motto.  Keeping in mind, the role of providing active support and the selfless devotion and dedication to service  that traditionally assigned duties of the Corps call for "SEVA ASMAKAM DHARMA" was adopted as the motto of the Corps.  These words enshrine the noble Indian ethos of 'Service'.  The path of service in Indian culture and philosophy has from time immemorial, been the path of the ultimate realisation and salvation.  "Service is our Creed"  has now come to be accepted as the most accurate English translation of the Corps motto. It was adopted as the official motto of the ASC in 1950.