Thursday, 12 April 2012


RAJOURI: A talk on drug addiction & rehabilitation was organised by Manjakote based Rashtriya Rifles Battalion under the aegis of Headquarters Counter Insurgency Force, Romeo at Higher Secondary School, Manjakote. A large number of elders and youth from remote & far flung areas, and school children from nearby schools alongwith prominent personalities of the area including Mr Talib Husain, Sarpanch, Mr Nazir, Nb Tehsildar,  Mr Sarveshwa Singh, SHO Manjakote attended the function.  
The function was inaugurated by commanding officer Manjakote, Rashtriya Rifles battalion who re emphasized the importance of healthy life style. With the help of information pamphlets, pictorial & graphical presentations a lecture cum discussion was conducted by Regimental Medical Officer who dwelled upon the importance of being aware of the deleterious effects of drug addictions and how can one recover from the same. A questionnaire was given to the audience before and after the lecture to assess the impact of the lecture and it brought out the myths and misconceptions among the locals which were cleared during the lecture. 
Audience present during the function also praised the army for their efforts to impart knowledge regarding less know entity like drug addiction amongst the locals.  One of the youth Mr Abrar Quadir said that the lecture helped him to clarify many of his doubts & myths.  Such event will further embolden the growing bond between army & locals, for the better future for this region.


RAJOURI: As a part of the Rajouri Day celebration, the Ace of Spades division, Civil Administration Officials and the people jointly celebrated Rajouri Day at the Gujjar Chowk War Memorial near ALG here.

The ceremony included wreath laying in honour of the brave martyrs, prayers by all religious heads, patriotic songs and peace march by school children. Brig JK Tiwari, SC, Dy GOC, Ace of Spades Division interacted with citizens of the town.

It was on April 12, 1948, troops of 1 KUMAON Regiment alongwith tanks of CIH and Artillery Battery advanced from Chingus for liberation of Rajouri, which was under seize of intruders. On 13 April 1948, Rajouri was liberated from the intruders who had infiltrated from across. Rajouri Day is celebrated every year to pay homage to brave martyrs who laid down their lives for liberation of Rajouri.

Dy GOC Brig JK Tiwari, SC, paid homage to martyrs during wreath laying ceremony held at Gujjar Chowk in presence of large gathering of Army, Civil Administration, school children and locals. During his address, he highlighted the importance of the day and exhorted all for a similar display of patriotism towards the nation. He stressed on the Army’s commitment towards creating long lasting peace in the region. 

 This is for the first time in the history of Rajouri that the Rajouri Day was celebrated in sequential manner for 10 days which included visit to ‘Hall of Fame’ by children of many schools of Rajouri, Essay & Painting competition for the children, Tribute to Martyrs, Peace March and Photo exhibition. This year Rajouri Day celebration, has definitely increased the bonhomie between civil and Army in strengthening the peace.