Monday, 30 April 2012

SHAHIDI DIWAS CELEBRATION

MENDHAR: The Bhimber Gali Brigade celebrated the “Shahidi Diwas” at Mendhar on 30 Apr 12. This day is celebrated every year to commemorate the supreme sacrifice made by six gallant sons of the soil while assisting the Army on the war front during the 1965 Indo-Pak conflict.

The ceremony included wreath laying in honour of the brave martyrs followed by cultural programme my school children and citizens of the town. Commander, Bhimber Gali Brigade while addressing the gathering, saluted the indomitable courage of these martyrs and impressed upon the public to emulate the rich and gallant legacy left behind by these great patriots.

The encouraging response and willing participation by the local populace, reflected their support and oneness for a national cause. The ceremony ended with presentation of gifts to the next of kins of the martyrs by the Commander. This event was lauded by all prominent officers of District Administration and by all sections of the society. 

ARMY ORGANISES RUN FOR FUN COMPETITION

SURANKOTE:  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. To inculcate the spirit of physical fitness among children and youth a Rashtriya Rifles Battalion under the aegis of Romeo Force organised a “Run for Fun” competition today at Daraba.   
 
A large number of school children and youth of far flung & remote areas participated in it. The competition was held under three age groups. In first group school children below 10 years took part in 1 km run whereas students between age group of above 11 to 13 years participated in 1.5 km run and in the third group students between age of 14-15 years took part in 2.5 km run.   More than 100 children took part in the event.  

The event was witnessed by citizens of the nearby villages and sports fans of all age groups. The participants on their part put up a fine display of sportsmanship and discipline. Prizes were distributed to individuals securing first three positions in each category to boost their morale. Mrs Mumtaz Begum, Principal Government Middle School Chandimar was highly appreciative of Army’s thoughtfulness for conduct of such type of event for school going children which was enjoyed by youth as well as their parents.