colourful celebrations of Van Mahotsav Day, Indian Army launched a
massive tree plantation drive to green the arid land of Lalgarh Military
Station. Participating in the event, General Officer Commanding, Gandiv
Division, Maj Gen PK Singh said that the project would also facilitate
improving the deteriorating soil conditions of the station. The GOC stated
that 50,000 saplings have been planted in the station during the drive.
GOC thanked the local forest department for arranging saplings. He also
thanked Jakhar and Sethla fruit farms for providing mechanical pit diggers
with tractors and Abohor Pesticide Association for presenting fertilizers
and pesticides worth Rs 25,000. Interacting with the local public, the GOC
stressed the need of civil and military relationship in war and peace
was really heartening to see large scale participation of families and
children making for the absence of troops on duties in the field.
Brig Shruti Kant
Army medical and veterinary camp was organised by a battalion of Dogra
Regiment at village Dawar of Gurez Sector in Jammu and Kashmir. Brig
Gurmeet Kanwal, Brigade Commander, inaugurated the camp amidst large
gathering of civilian dignitaries and officials posted in Gurez Valley.
More than 250 patients from the nearby villages of Kanzalwon, Chorwan,
Acchura, Markut, Dawar, Wampora, Khandial, Badwan and Tile were benefitted
from this camp.
specialists and medical officers of Sub Divisional Hospital, Gurez
provided the services to the patients. Veterinarians from a mobile
veterinary hospital established a clinic wherein about one hundred animals
were treated and free medicines were given.
a 22a member National Cadet Corps (NCC) delegation visited Vietnam. The
delegation consists of two officers and twenty cadets including 13 girls
and 7 boys from different parts of the country. During their stay in
Vietnam, members of the NCC delegation participated in community
development programmes, interected with their counterpart youth
organisations, stayed with local families and visited defence
establishments and places of topical and tourist interest.
a view to enhance international understanding among the youth, the NCC has
Youth Exchange Programmes with Youth Organisations/NCC of friendly foreign
countries. Youth Exchange Programme between India and Vietnam started last
year when the first ever Vietnamese delegation visited India in January
2001 and participated in the Republic Day camp.