The Indian Army not only fights against enemies of the country but takes up social welfare activities at villages located near its units, battalions and establishments. Army officials felt that education of children is the key to growth of the nation. To support in infrastructure a village school, the Rashtriya Rifles Battalion located at Gool under the aegis of Rashtriya Rifles Force Uniform Headquarters, Reasi Jammu & Kashmir distributed furniture at Government High School, Jhallar on Friday.
“The people centric approach and concerted drive by the Battalion to promote education in the region has won accolades from the local population. A lecture on various educational schemes by the Government and impetus to education by the Army was also conducted for the children and parents on the occasion, Defence Spokesperson SD Goswami said.
“The village school authorities and village elders were full of praise for the men in uniform. There is lot of excitement in the children with the improvement in the ancillaries of the school,” he added.
Speaking on the occasion, Principal of Government High School, Jhallar said, “This noble gesture by the Rashtriya Rifles will go a long way in improving elementary education of our children who will cherish it in their hearts forever.”
Earlier this month, the Rashtriya Rifles Battalion at Talwara conducted a medical camp for the people of remote villages at village Chaladh, near Thuroo. Doctors from the civil administration and Army, not only rendered medical treatment but also distributed free medicines on the occasion, bringing relief to more than 300 patients including women and children, who normally have to travel a long distance to get basic medical treatment and medicines.
“Conduct of such medical camp under Operation Sadbhavna is a boon to the residents residing in remote areas,” Goswami said.
The Command Hospital (NC) under the aegis of HQ Northern Command also conducted a multi specialty Medical Camp at village Pancheri in the remote area towards Krimchi Road axis for the local population. More than ten thousand patients availed the benefits at the Army Medical Camp. The services of super specialists in the field of Ophthalmology, ENT, Gynaecology, Paediatrics, Medicine, Surgery, Orthopedics, Plastics surgery, Dental and Pathology were provided along the ECG, and Lab facilities, Free consultation and free medicines were also provided to all the patients. The multi-specialty camp was organised under the guidance of Maj Gen N Srinath, Commandant, Command Hospital (NC), Udhampur.
The villagers could avail super specialty treatment alongwith latest diagnostics facilities. The camp was organised on the request of villagers as the area is remote and is deprived of medical facilities, besides no medical camp was held in that area in the last ten years.