Sunday, 19 February 2012


TANGDHAR: The alertness and prompt reaction of Army troops of Tangdhar Garrison prevented a devastating fire that broke out late at night at 0130hrs on 19 Feb 2012 in Aijaz Footwear Shop in Tangdhar Market from spreading to the adjacent shops and preventing additional loss of property and thus provided succour to many shopkeepers whose shops were saved. 
Alert Army troops noticed flames from one of the shops in Tangdhar Market and immediately informed their superiors. Despite the inclement weather and freezing temperatures, a column of troops was immediately launched. They found fire and smoke billowing out from Aijaz Footwear Shop, owned by Eijaz Ahmed Mir, son of Mahmud Rafiq Mir, resident of Tangdhar. The alert column commander activated the Fire Brigade and Police to arrive at the scene and prevent it from engulfing the neighboring shops in the market saving massive losses.


BARAMULLA: In order to provide free medical care to the population of Old Town, Baramula, a free Mega Medical Camp under the aegis of Dagger Formation was organised by the Army at Old town on 19 Feb 2012.  There were a total of four doctors present in the camp including one Lady Medical Officer, one Dental Officer and two Medical Officers.  
The camp witnessed a huge influx of patients from all parts of Old Town.  A large number of patients including male, Female and children received free medical and dental care alongwith free medicines. During the camp eighty blankets were also distributed to the needy people. The people of Old Town were highly appreciative of this effort of the Army as Old Town has always been deprived of even the basic healthcare facilities and the population is afflicted with various diseases.  
On the occasion, a specially modified Honda Activa Scooter was also presented to a handicapped person Mr Ab Rashid Wasil S/o Ghulam Mohi-ud-din, resident of Quazi Hamam, Baramula by General Officer Commanding, 19 Infantry Division.  Mr Wasil had sustained injury 15 years back which resulted in amputation of his left leg.  46 Rashtriya Rifles Battalion (SIKH) has continued its quest to provide succour to needy people.  During the camp a joint venture to eradicate polio was also undertaken with the District Administration providing polio drops to all children below five years of age.


HAJAN: Inter District Volleyball Tournament is being organised by 13RR (KUMAON) at Army Goodwill School, Hajan, in which 14 teams are participating from 07 districts           (Anantnag, Badgam, Shupian, Phalgam, Kulgam, Bandipora, and Ganderbal) of Victor Force.  Youth from around 50 villages participated in the overall tournament, which started from 07 Feb 12 onwards.   In this tournament 42 matches were played.  Top four teams were selected for    semi-final matches.  Semi – Final matches will be played on 20 Feb 12 between Pulwama-II  v/s Pulwama-I and Ganderbal-I v/s Shupian-I and the final will be played on 22 Feb 12.

The tournament was aimed at developing a competitive spirit amongst the local youths and also to provide them a platform to showcase their talent. The matches were witnessed with keen interest by one and all and generated bonhomie amongst the villagers and troops stationed nearby. The event drew tremendous participation and enthusiasm from the locals.