The Rashtriya Rifles Battalion at Kalal under the aegis of Rashtriya Rifles Counter Insurgency Uniform Force Headquarters, Reasi in its effort to promote education and employment for the youth of border areas commenced a `Carpentry Cadre’ for the youth of the region.
According to SD Goswami, Defence Spokesperson, “ The training capsule is aimed at promoting the self-employment prospects for the unemployed youth of the region. During the initial phase, basic training will be imparted followed by practical training to the candidates.”
“The Op Sadbhavna project is planned to be interactive in nature with basic class room training and practicals followed by an "on-the-job" trainin,” he added..
Speaking on the occasion, Army officials said that good education and employment for the youth will not only generate healthy income for the families but also contribute towards the overall prosperity of the region.
Yoga Camp: The Rashtriya Rifles Battalion at Talwara under the aegis of Rashtriya Rifles Counter Insurgency Uniform Force Headquarters, Reasi in coordination with the `Art of Living Foundation’ recently conducted a week long Yoga Course for 27 students and youth of Rajouri and Reasi districts.
The six day course focused on ways to easy stress relief, exploring fullest potential of life, skills to handle the mind and harmonise the body, mind and spirit. The Yoga course was held in a series of events by the Battalion to motivate the youth and channelising their potential towards growth, character building and healthy lifestyle.
The Ans Valley Sports Festival: The festival at Samote conducted by Counter Insurgency Force Headquarters, Reasi showcased rural sports, martial arts and cultural heritage. The biggest sports extravaganza in the region began last week with more than 800 players from eighteen villages of Rajouri and Reasi districts participating in various disciplines like Kho-Kho, Kabaddi, Cricket, Wrestling and Horse Racing apart from talent hunt events like Debate, Singing and Quiz competitions concluded today.
The event brought to fore the raw talent available among the youth in the region especially from the remote corners of the Pir Panjal ranges in village level rural sports & games and gave them the opportunity to compete with the best. Sports like Horse Racing and Wrestling were showcased as a joint effort by the Army, civil administration, rural sports bodies, sarpanches, village elders and the youth of the region.
The closing ceremony was graced by Lt Gen RR Nimbhorkar, GOC White Knight Corps as the chief guest. A host of Army, civil administration, dignitaries, large crowd from the villages, Sarpanches, ex servicemen, veernaris, teachers, students and womenfolk of the surrounding villages attended the event.
The Chief Guest highlighted that the Army is doing a yeoman service in the region in promoting peace and harmony with whole hearted support from the civil administration and the people of the region. He said that the core areas of focus for development in the region is women empowerment, positive engagement of the youth, promotion of education and generating employment opportunities for the youth.
He added that the Ans Valley Sports Festival, was a joint effort in the direction of giving the youth an opportunity to identify their potential and pick up sports as well as the vast educational opportunities available to them apart from specialised training to promising players.
Solar lanterns to Reeboos: The Army’s Chushul Brigade under the agies of Trishul Division distributed amenity Items and solar lanterns to local Reeboos before the onset of winter. A ceremony was organised at Parma to obviate the hardship suffered by local Reeboos. The aim of the function was to address the basic needs of the Reeboos of the border areas.The distribution ceremony was attended by Nambardar and Sarpanch of village alongwith other Reeboos of the area.