Wednesday, 14 March 2012


SURANKOTE: A large population of Poonch district lives in far-flung and remote villages and their main source of income are from their livestocks.  Lack of basic veterinary facilities have often led to loss of their livestocks thereby aggravating the problems of the folks.

In order to overcome the difficulties faced by the people, a Rashtriya Rifles Battalion made an endeavour to reach out to the poor people in this remote area by conducting a week long veterinary training camp at Kulali.  The aim of the camp was to generate awareness among youth about the various types of diseases which livestocks are immune to and precautionary measures to be taken to protect them from these diseases. 

The training was conducted in a phased manner where first theoretical lectures were given and thereafter practical training was imparted.  A total of 27 youths attended the training.  On termination of training, prizes were also distributed to the outstanding participants.  Participants showed keen interest in the training camp and brought out their problems and their queries which were answered by the Army veterinary doctor.

This initiative of Romeo Force of conducting veterinary training was greatly appreciated by the local populace in areas around Surankot Tehsil.  Master Javed s/o Mohd Latif stated that he has gained a lot from this veterinary training and can now confidently diagnose and take care of his cows and goats.  


DODA: Jammu Premier League Phase-I was inaugurated at Doda Stadium on  14 Mar 2012 under Operation Sadhbhavana with the aim to encourage sports among the youth and also to identify budding cricket players from Dist Doda. The event has been co-organized by District Youth Services and Sports Office, Doda and Army. A total of 17 teams from the district are participating in the tournament spanning over a period of 09 days.  Top 02 teams from the District will get a chance to represent Doda in Phase – II of Jammu Premier League (JPL) to be conducted in April 2012.

Jammu Premier League Ph-I will be a perfect platform for the best cricket clubs across Doda to showcase their talent in the field.  The tournament will be officiated by experienced umpires in the cricket arena being provided by sports department, Doda. 

The Chief Guest, Mr Farooq Ahmed Khan, Deputy Commissioner, Doda alongwith Colonel V S Sankhyan, Deputy Commander, Headquarters 4 Sector Rashtriya Rifles who was the guest of honour inaugurated Jammu Premier League Phase-I in presence of Senior Civil and Army Officers including Officiating Commanding Officer, 10 Rashtriya Rifles, AAG 4 Sector Rashtriya Rifles, Deputy Superintendent of Police, Doda, Assistant Commandant of 76 CRPF Bn, District Sports Officer and a Medical Officer of Health Department, Doda.

The people of Doda have whole heartedly appreciated the efforts of District Youth Services and Sports Office, Doda and Army in encouraging the youth thereby inculcating interest in sports. This step will go a long way in giving a boost in development of sports in this area of Jammu and Kashmir.