Saturday, 21 January 2012


DAGER: Army, under the aegis of Kalidhar Brigade, today organized a Medical and Veterinary Camp in the Border areas of Dori and Dager village as part of Operation Sadbhavana.  On this occasion material and monetary incentives were also distributed to various School’s of the area. Officiating Commander, Kalidhar Brigade was the chief guest on the occasion.

The chief guest was welcomed in a traditional Dogri custom followed by a colourful cultural programme by the school children and  villagers to celebrate the occasion that mesmerized the audience.  The Brigadier, then  distributed gifts to the participants and complemented for their wonderful performances. On this occasion,  he appealed to the locals to strengthen the hands of the  Army against the nefarious designs of the terrorists to destabilise the country.  

He also promised to continue to provide all possible aid under Operation Sadbhavana to the locals for their progress and development. Thereafter, the Medical and Veterinary Camp was inaugurated by the Chief Guest wherein free health  check up was conducted and free medicine was  distributed to the sick and needy. 
In addition to Army doctors, doctors under Block Medical Officer, Akhnoor also took part in the Camp. The highlight was the presence of various specialists to provide specialised care to people of the remote areas. There were about 125 Bakarwal family members who had come to avail the medial facilities for themselves and their livestock.  In fact one of the Bakarwal member, Mr Mohd Shafi said that this camp was like an oasis in the desert as these families faced the brunt of the weather and terrain during their nomadic life and had very little access to medical facilities.  The Indian Army, he said has always helped them to ease out their difficulties over the years.

The whole event was a wholesome package where in the needs of the people were well taken care of including a sumptuous hot meal. As per reports, the locals appreciated this gesture of Army and expressed their gratitude for the great amount of assistance being provided by the army regularly,  in ensuring availability of basic necessities  of good education, surface communication, vocational training for self employment and medical facilities.

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