Friday, 23 March 2012


MENDHAR:  In an effort to integrate the local youth with national mainstream and to promote the sport of Volley ball amongst the populace of Poonch Dist, residing in the far flung areas, a Rashtriya Rifle Battalion under the aegis of Counter Insurgency Force, Romeo organised a five day inter village district level Volley ball tournament at Mendhar.

The event saw overwhelming response in which teams from Mendhar, Jugal, Chatral, Pathanateer, Dabrai, Harni, Surankote and Daraba participated. These teams had earlier beaten the local teams in Volley ball matches conducted by respective Rashtriya Rifle Battalion in their area of responsibility. 
All the teams exhibited great enthusiasm and competitive spirit. The final match was played between teams from Surankote and Harni on 23 March 12. The final match was witnessed by supporters of both the teams, in which team from Surankote was the deserving winner. Both the teams on their part put up a fine display of sportsmanship and discipline.

The occasion was graced by village heads, sarpanchs and panches of the villages including local populace who witnessed the keenly contested final. Mr. Ranjeet Singh, SDM, Mendhar distributed prizes to the winner and runner up team members. While speaking to media he told that sports play an important role in shaping the personality of youth and serve as health elixir for youth and nurture them both mentally and physically. 
Villages have vast potential in every sport and there is a need to channelize the sports talent by proper training support and facilities.  The team members expressed gratitude to the armed forces for conducting such tournaments, which gave them opportunity to showcase their talents and foster friendship spirit among their other colleagues.   


UDHAMPUR: Northern Command organised a seminar at Udhampur on 22 Mar 2012 in an  effort to open up the ASC contracts to new entrants and to establish better understanding with existing contractors at its headquarters in Udhampur. Contractors interacted freely to project their grievances and made recommendations to improve the existing procedures. 

Chief of Staff, HQ Northern Command, Lt Gen Balbir Pama, SM  highlighted increased awareness and corresponding expectation level of the troops towards the quality of products.  He called upon the contractors to maintain good quality of services/products and quote genuine rates while bidding for contracts.  He enumerated the steps initiated to bring more transparency in the conclusion and operation of contracts.

All facets of the supply chain management to include the procedures,
rules and regulations, framework and modalities relating to conclusion of contracts, re-verification and quality of rations were covered by the functionaries of HQ Northern Command. General Pama said that this is the third seminar with a quest to  provide open forum for interaction between the ASC contractors and HQ Northern Command functionaries, in order to make the entire contract procedure more transparent and responsive.  He also mentioned that a monthly interaction is being held in ST Branch on first Monday of every month, where new vendors can seek assistance in expediting the registration process.