Sunday, 22 January 2012


UDHAMPUR: Army in Northern Command is doing yeoman service in the state of J&K. While guarding the frontiers in the state, it is also helping the State Govt and the local population in various projects. 

Reaching out to the people in the remote areas and meeting their social needs by helping them has been the basic philosophy of the Army in the Northern Command.

As part of Operation-SADBHAVANA, EME Battalion (Tpt) at Udhampur conducted a Medical Aid Camp at village- Dehuri, District- Udhampur (J&K). Dehuri is a remote village located 40 km in the interiors of Udhampur district. 

The villagers had approached the Army authorities for conducting a ‘Medical Aid Camp’ as this area is deprived of good medical facilities. 

As part of Operation Sadbhavana,  71 Sub Area undertook the task of conducting medical aid camp on 22 Jan 2012 at village Dehuri for the local villagers. Large number of  villagers was benefited with conduct of this Medical Camp. 

The services of specialists in the field of ophthalmology, ENT, Gynaecology, Pediatrician, Medical, Dental, Pathologist were provided alongwith Ultrasound and X-Ray facility. Free consultation and free medicines were provided to all the patients.

All the locals & civil authorities were very thankful to the Army for organizing free medical camp. The Army attaches great importance to the social upliftment of the remote areas. Alongwith the district administration it will do all possible to reach out to the people in the remote areas.


RAJOURI: Army is making sincere efforts to supplement primary education by providing basic facilities to schools located in remote areas. Continuing its mission for improving educational facilities a Rashtriya Rifles Battalion under the aegis of Romeo Force distributed four computers to Govt Middle School, Naika under Operation Sadbhavna. Earlier the school authorities had approached the Army to assist them  in setting up computer laboratory for their school.

Students were upbeat and delighted with this project and averred “it would go a long way in meeting the requirement of computer education and also serve as a medium of enhancing awareness. Mohd Rafi of class 8th while speaking to this media said that he was always envious watching the computer skills of city children on TV and now with the similar facilities at his school he shall explore and develop computer skills so that he is able to take up job in big IT Company.


RAJOURI: .  In its endeavour to channelize resourceful energy of youth in constructive manner  Rashtriya Raifles conducted  vocational training on welding and machine cutting for unemployed youth hailing from village Balakote. The training was conducted by a Rashtriya Rifles Battalion under the aegis of Romeo Force at Basoni which was attended by seven youth. The aim of the training was to enable the youth for self employment.

Mohd Basarat Khan said that these kind of training give opportunities to young section of society to set up their own small business and help them earn their livelihood leading to better financial status of society. Zakir Husain, one of the participants thanked the army for having trained them and told that this is an excellent opportunity for us to learn new skills through first hand training and thereafter use this skill to supplement our income. People lauded their efforts of the Rashtriya Rifles unit in enabling and empowering the local youth through this training programme.



NOWSHERA: A medical camp was organised in village Dabbar Potha on 22 Jan 2012 by 33 Rashtriya Rifles alongwith 325 Field Hospital under the aegis of Tithwal Brigade for the benefit of local population in the villages of Dabbar, Potha, Kheri, Asthana Gurah, Gugrote, Daryalla, Thus and Guni of Nowshera tehsil.  Doctors from the army including a lady doctor and dental specialist attended to the needy patients during the camp.   

The villagers were educated on various important topics including that of family planning, causes and preventive measures against STD/AIDS and also on general health and hygiene. Government doctors are not able to visit the remote villages frequently due to which a large number of people suffering from serious ailments and diseases remain unattended. Therefore this medical camp provided medical aid and treatment to the needy locals. A strength of approximately 750 patients availed medical benefits in the camp.