Saturday, 21 January 2012

CHINAR CORPS COMMANDER’S MESSAGE TO AWAAM


SRINAGAR: In view of the anticipated snowfall over the next few days, the AWAAM is requested to approach the nearest Army Post for any assistance.  Immediate action to provide relief will be taken, including cooperation from civil administration.
 
AWAAM AUR JAWAAN
YE HI HAI MUQAAM
JAWAAN HAI AAPKAA APNA
RAHEGAA AAPKE SAATH
DUKH AUR KHUSHI MEIN
YE HI HAMAARI AAS
TAB HI YE JANNAT-E-KASHMIR
KAREGA HAR MUSHKIL KO PASS.
 
                                                -James

ARMY CONTINUES HUMANITARIAN EFFORTS IN EXTREME COLD CONDITIONS

SRINAGAR:   The situation in Valley remained bad due to constant snowfall, disturbing the normal routine of the Awam and posing difficulties.  The Army continued to provide humanitarian assistance to the Awam inspite of all odds braving the inclement weather.  
 
Seeing the circumstances and prevailing conditions, a requirement emerged to help the needy villagers especially to meet basic facilities like medical assistance, provision of water and emergency electricity power at Hospitals/PHC. General Officer Commanding Victor Force ensured, the Army acted swiftly and reached out to the locals to provide all possible assistance.  
 
In this period of heavy snow, the Army conducted plethora of activities to assist the Awam by way of providing medical assistance, supply of electricity by generators especially for charging of mobile phones and functioning of PHCs, clearance of roads and tracks wherever required, distribution of emergency rations to the needy, distribution of water, provision of warm clothing, cooked food and recovery of large number of stranded vehicles due to the snow.  
 
This was possible by sending out Army troops in the form of 610 patrols including Medical Officers reaching a large number of villages in the entire Victor Force Area of Responsibility.  The Awam welcomed the soldiers and highly appreciated the actions of the Army, which provided them with basic necessities at this critical period.  General Officer Commanding Victor Force reiterated that the Jawan will always stand by the Awam in the time of need.

KALIDHAR BRIGADE ORGANISES MEDICAL AND VETERINARY CAMP


DAGER: Army, under the aegis of Kalidhar Brigade, today organized a Medical and Veterinary Camp in the Border areas of Dori and Dager village as part of Operation Sadbhavana.  On this occasion material and monetary incentives were also distributed to various School’s of the area. Officiating Commander, Kalidhar Brigade was the chief guest on the occasion.

The chief guest was welcomed in a traditional Dogri custom followed by a colourful cultural programme by the school children and  villagers to celebrate the occasion that mesmerized the audience.  The Brigadier, then  distributed gifts to the participants and complemented for their wonderful performances. On this occasion,  he appealed to the locals to strengthen the hands of the  Army against the nefarious designs of the terrorists to destabilise the country.  

He also promised to continue to provide all possible aid under Operation Sadbhavana to the locals for their progress and development. Thereafter, the Medical and Veterinary Camp was inaugurated by the Chief Guest wherein free health  check up was conducted and free medicine was  distributed to the sick and needy. 
In addition to Army doctors, doctors under Block Medical Officer, Akhnoor also took part in the Camp. The highlight was the presence of various specialists to provide specialised care to people of the remote areas. There were about 125 Bakarwal family members who had come to avail the medial facilities for themselves and their livestock.  In fact one of the Bakarwal member, Mr Mohd Shafi said that this camp was like an oasis in the desert as these families faced the brunt of the weather and terrain during their nomadic life and had very little access to medical facilities.  The Indian Army, he said has always helped them to ease out their difficulties over the years.

The whole event was a wholesome package where in the needs of the people were well taken care of including a sumptuous hot meal. As per reports, the locals appreciated this gesture of Army and expressed their gratitude for the great amount of assistance being provided by the army regularly,  in ensuring availability of basic necessities  of good education, surface communication, vocational training for self employment and medical facilities.

ASSISTANCE TO LOCALS, MEDICAL TEAMS REACH OUTTO AWAM IN RAJWAR AREA

HANDWARA: AWAM AUR JAWAN AMAN HAI MUQAM’ - In an effort to strike a common chord with the local populace, 21 Rashtriya Rifles, under the aegis of Kilo Force organised Mobile Medical Teams. The ‘medical teams’ are functioning in entire Rajwar region of Handwara Tehsil, for the past one week and will continue its efforts  till the requirement of Awam persists.  
 
These assistance teams are organised with an aim to reach out and interact with civil population and distribute free medicines to the needy people of the interior and inaccessible villages of Rajwar.  The mobile medical aid teams consists of foot patrols and vehicle patrol under the regimental medical officer and Nursing Assistance.  
 
The effort of reaching to the snow bound and interiors of the entire Rajwar led to distribution of medical aid to more than 1800 people suffering from common ailments. These teams also provided relief to the off road vehicles and their stranded passengers.  This effort of Army of providing medical aid is being highly appreciated by local populace of Rajwar.