In continuation with the effort of Army to empower AWAAM, Chinar Corps had organized a three day mega event ‘MILAN’ from 05 Feb to 07 Feb 2015 at Shaheed Imtiyaz Thokar stadium, Shopian. ‘MILAN’ programme truly showcases the closeness and bonding between AWAAM and ARMY.  It provided the much desired platform of opportunities to the local youth from South Kashmir to showcase their talent in the field of sports, co-curricular activities and various prospects of education and empowerment. Army also distributed the blankets as relief material as contributed by Being Human Foundation.

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Lt Gen Subrata Saha, GOC Chinar Corps appreciated the efforts made by Army and civil administration of Shopian and Pulwama to educate youth about the prospect of employment in Army, other Public Sector  and Private Sector so that they can make the best out of these opportunities.  He also commended the school children who had come in large numbers to participate in the drawing competition organized by 44 RR. The variety of paintings made by the children reflected the creativity and zeal they have to carve a niche for themselves. The Corps Commander said Milan was an initiative to give them a platform to enable the budding talents to aspire and achieve. Such exposure will boost their confidence.”  Attractive prizes for winners and participants were also distributed.

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Internet and IT awareness program for children of schools “Bal Ashram Shopian” was conducted to educate them about the importance of IT in education. Chinar Corps Commander provided a financial support of Rs 25000/- each to Bal Ashram Pinzur, DIET Shopian and Bal Ashram Pulwama. On request from the functionaries of the Shaheed Imtiyaz Thokar Stadium, A sum of 50000/- was provided for maintenance and upkeep of the stadium. Information stalls were showcased to create awareness regarding Defence forces placement node, horticultural and coaching institutes for students.

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Lt Gen Subrata Saha also appreciated the medical camp organised by Army in which approx 2000 patients were checked and provided free medicine. He thanked all the doctors from Army as well as civil doctors who made the even a grand success. General also thanked the Being Human Foundation for coming forward and contributed blankets out of which approximately 5000 were distributed covering over 1500 families.


The Chinar Corps Commander was particularly appreciative of the youth for the way they joined hands with Army during flood rescue, activities such as Blood Donation and all other endeavours for the benefit of Awaam.

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