AKHNOOR: Troops from the Jourian Brigade of the Indian Army organized a free Medical, Dental & Veterinary Camp at Govt Higher Secondary School, Khour of Akhnoor Tehsil on 30 Dec 2011. Handing Over Ceremony of computers, furniture items, books, sationery items & sports items for the benefit of schools was also organised during the event.
The free Medical, Dental and Veterinary Camp was inaugurated by Col Binda who took the opportunity to reiterate the Indian Army’s pledge of continued support and assistance to the masses.
The Medical Camp was conducted by 6 specialists from J&K Health Dept. In addition 7 Army doctors included 1 dental surgeons & 2 veterinary doctors. A total of 650 patients and animals from far flung areas of the region were provided free medical care.
The aim of the Camp was to spread awareness about hygiene and healthcare so as to enable the people of Khour Block to lead a healthy life as also to reiterate the Army’s promise of ‘Service before self’. The handing over ceremony of furniture and sports items further bolsters the Army’s promise of its dedication in providing all necessary assistance to the budding talent of remote areas for the upliftment of school standards as well as providing a modern platform to the students to enable them to compete with their urban counterparts. The Chief Guest also addressed the local population including school teachers and students.
The school authorities and villagers had requested Army for organising a free medical camp and provision of furniture and sports items for the benefit of students. Mr Kuldeep Rathor an eminent senior citizen and Executive Officer of Khour Municipal Corporation appreciated the Army for its efforts in the social upliftment of the society. The local population wholeheartedly supported and participated in the Camp and requested for more of such Camps in the near future also.