Monday, 12 March 2012


SRINAGAR: Our Army is known for their humanitarian efforts under the umbrella of nation building projects which fulfills the needs and desires of the common people, thereby uplifting the lives of people where ever they are deployed, especially in rural areas.  Keeping in with the ethos and tradition, an Excavator training for youths of Budgam District of Kashmir was conducted by Engineer Regiment under the aegis of Kilo Force and guidance of Chinar Corps. The noble aim of this training was to empower the youths to earn their own livelihood, keeping in view the vast infrastructure opportunity in the Kashmir Valley.

The training was conducted for a duration of four weeks from 6th February 2012 to 7th March 2012.  21 Youths of Ichhgam and Narkara villages of Budgam District were trained in Excavator handling and operations.  The training was also supported by TELCON Construction Machinery Company which is a TATA Group Venture and major producer of construction machineries including Excavators.  The training was appreciated by DC Budgam and the Numberdar’s of villages of Budgam District.  The youths were awarded the certificate of training by Army and TELCON Construction Machinery Company.

Chief Engineer, Chinar Corps in the concluding ceremony held at Budgam said that Army will provide all possible assistance to these trained youths for their employment.  Speaking on the occasion one of the elated local youth of the District named Kifayet Hussain expressed his gratitude saying that “This was a very unique and fruitful training conducted by the Chinar Corps which has empowered us for future in earning our own livelihood and will bring up the standard of living of entire community”.  It was evident from the enthusiasm and interest of these youths of the valley that this training holds a great value in their career building.  These projects by Army have been succor to the disturbed and rural region of the valley, a testament to which was the enthusiasm and confidence of these youths who want to shine bright in valley’s promising future.

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