Saturday, 17 March 2012


KISHTWAR: The ongoing Jammu Premier League (Tawi Cup -2012) Cricket Tournament organized by Rashtriya Rifles Battalion at Chogan ground, Kishtwar with effect from 07 Mar 2012 as part of Operation Sadbhavana activity concluded with the final match being played between Youth Sarkot Eleven Cricket Club and Friends Cricket Club. The tournament was the Phase-I of Jammu Premier League (Tawi Cup 2012) and the aim was to select the best team to represent Kishtwar District.

The young guns of Kishtwar had put up an excellent show with each team fighting fiercely for the coveted trophy.  The tournament which was played on a knock out basis raked up lot of attention despite inclement weather.  All matches witnessed nail biting finishes and sterling performances from the players.

Living up to the reputation of fast paced format of 20-20 cricket, the tournament also had its share of upsets and surprises with the teams performing or otherwise on the given day preceding the finals.  Youth Sarkot Eleven Cricket Club and Friends Eleven Cricket Club reached the finals of the coveted tournament after playing some quality all round cricket. The final match generated tremendous interest with large number of spectators thronging the pristine Chogan ground and cheering for their favourite teams.  

The tournament was Won by Youth Sarkot Eleven Cricket Club.  The final ceremony was attended by various luminaries and Trophies and Cheques were given by Commander, Sector Rashtriya Rifles and      Mr Mohd Hussain Malik, DC Kishtwar.  Speaking on the sidelines of the occasion Commander,  Sector Rashtriya Rifles appreciated the team members for their glistering performance and team spirit.  He also praised the District Sports Officer Shri Subash Chand and members of the local organising body without whom the tournament would not have achieved the immense success and popularity.  The Commander, also wished the team that will represent Kishtwar District good luck and said that he was optimistic that the team will win the Jammu Premier League trophy.

Mr Sohail Captain of Youth Sarkot Eleven Cricket team said that such tournaments help in grooming the talent of Kishtwar and they expected many more such tournaments to take place.  He also stated that the teams had given their best and ensured that the spirit of game and sportsmanship remains supreme and undiluted.


HALARAN:  As part of civic activities undertaken by Army under Operation Sadbhavana, a Vocational Training Centre was inaugurated by Commander Sector Rashtriya Rifles in the presence of civil dignitaries and prominent persons of the adjoining areas of Halaran, Jaura Khurd, Ranot etc.   In a yet another splendid effort by the Rashtriya Rifles Battalion it provided Sewing Machines to local population and established a Vocational Training Centre for local women.  

The inaugural programme was attended by a large number of women from adjoining areas, local population, Sarpanches of various villages and officials from civil administration.  Provision of Sewing Machines at village Halaran will be beneficial for upliftment of poor and empowerment of women.  The endeavour is not only to improve the livelihood but also to provide opportunity for self employment.  To ensure utilization of the Vocational Training Centre by majority of population, one trainer has also been provided by the civil administration.

The project has been conceived for the locals as Centre of Excellence where further facilities will be added in coordination with Sarpanch and civil administration so that people in remote areas and far flung villages are engaged in projects generating money.  School children of Halaran School also presented cultural programme.  Commander Nine Sector Rashtriya Rifles presented books for the school library.  People were very enthusiastic, happy and thankful for dedicated efforts of Rashtriya Rifles Battalion and civil administration who cared for the requirements of local people.


TRAHAGAM: Keeping in view the aspiration of the youth, on 17 Mar 2012, GOC, VAJR DIVISION inaugurated Computer Training Centre at Trahagam, which was established under Sadhbhavna.  A first of this kind, the Computer Training Centre will work in collaboration with Kashsoft Computers (APTECH LTD), a renowned institute affiliated to Ministry of Communication and IT, Govt of INDIA. 
The centre will conduct courses recognized by APTECH and DOEACC. The computer Centre will also provide free computer education to SC, ST, Pahari and OBC students. Local students and youth of the nearby areas appreciated the Army for providing such facility which will surely ensure career enhancement of the youth of the remote areas. 

On this occasion father of one of the youth said “Yeh Computer Centre hamare bachcho ko unko sahi mukaam pe le jaane ke liye madad karega aur hum is baat ke liye fauj ke shukra guzaar hain, allah aapko hamari duaaye bakshe”. This effort of Army will indeed go a long way in developing the capabilities of the youth  leading to long term employment generation for the students.