Wednesday, 22 February 2012


KALAKOTE: Gujjar and Bakkarwal Jirga was organised at Kalakote by a Rashtriya Rifles Battalion under the aegis of the Counter Insurgency Force (Uniform) at Mohugala on 22 Feb 2012

350 people from Gujjar and Bakkarwal community attended the function.   Medical assistance along with free medicines and lunch were also provided on the occasion, many eminent personalities from civil administration graced the rally.    
The grievances of the community were also heard and solutions were provided.  Mr. Shahid Iqbal, IAS, SDM Naoshera, Koushal Kumar Sharma , ASP Naoshera, Mr, KD Bhagat, SHO Kalakote attended the function and appreciated the efforts of the Army for providing a common platform for interaction between govt officials & people staying in far flung areas.   

Many prominent personalities of this communities were honoured for their contribution towards bringing normalcy to the area once infested with militancy.  The jirga reiterated its commitment to fight against anti national elements and ensure the growth and prosperity of its community in particular and the region in general. 


BARAMULLA: Valley has been reeling under the pressure of intense cold wave recently. The fresh snow fall has made matters worse as normal life has been badly disrupted. While interacting with Awam, it was revealed that the population, especially of rural areas were in dire need of medicines. 
Keeping in view the inclement weather conditions and realising the critical situation, a sudden urgency of extending the medical facilities to the needy population was felt. Accordingly, Army organised a medical camp in 19 Feb 2012 at Hathlangoo (Baramulla District) to assuage the needs of villagers of adjoining areas.
The camp was undertaken as a relief measure for the local populace from the harshness and severity of winters. The local populace attended the camp and were provided medical consultations alongwith free medicines. The patients included senior citizens, women folk and children in large numbers. 
Doctors from Army attended the camp and provided their services. The opportunity was also utilised to distribute blankets to the needy senior citizens. The effort undertaken by the Army on organising the medical camp in such adverse conditions was widely appreciated by the locals and civil administration.


RAJOURI: A tour organized by the Ace of Spades Division of Indian Army comprising of a group of 19 Students and two staff members from Govt Higher Secondary School and Pahari Hostel, Rajouri (J&K) arrived today in the Pink City. The tour is being conducted as a part of OP SADBHAVNA of the Army in J&K.The duration of the tour is 10 days and the children after their visit of Jaipur will be visiting Ajmer, Chittorgarh and Udaipur. For the smooth and safe conduct the group is being accompanied by army personnel including an officer.

The group will be in the city till 22 Feb and will be interacting with the Governor of Rajasthan and Army Commander, South West Command. They will be visiting a large number of places of tourist interest including Birla Planetarium, ChowkiDhani,Raj Bhavan, Albert Hall, Birla Mandir, Jawahar Kala Kendra,Narain Niwas Palace, Raj Mahal Palace,Ram Bhag,Samode Palace,JalMahal,GovindDevji Temple,Laxmi Narayan Temple,Nahargarh Fort,Hawa Mahaland Jaipur City.

After their visit of the pink city the tour will proceed to Ajmer and onwards to Udaipur and Chittorgarh.