Army holds AIDS awareness programme in Bandipora
Bandipora/Srinagar, Sep 24: Army’s 14 Rashtriya Rifles organised an AIDS awareness programme at Arin here in which scores of people and students participated.
During the programme organised in collaboration with Jammu and Kashmir Students Welfare Mission Bandipora, various speakers deliberated on the ways and means to tackle the dreaded disease.
Commanding Officer 14 Rashtriya Rifles, Colonel Vinod Singh Negi who was the chief guest on the occasion spoke at length about the disease. "While working in the field, armed forces are more accountable to the public and owe responsibility to the nation. So it has become necessary for everyone of us to get aware about the deadly disease and its preventive measures."
He said, "AIDS has killed people irrespective of caste, colour, creed and religion. Thus, I feel it is high time to check it and aware people about the disease."
Colonel Vinod Singh Negi said, “We are taking several initiatives and measures to remove the stigma associated with the disease.”
Dr Parvaiz Shah said, "It has become imperative to aware the people about the disease and the ways to check it. We are trying to involve students of local educational institutions in this awareness campaign."
VETERINARY CAMP ORGANISED
Army organised a veterinary camp at Bodnambal on Friday.
According to Defence communiqué, a team of Army veterinary doctor and technicians attended the camp and treated 420 animals. The Bakerwals and locals were also educated about the health and hygiene of the animals, the communiqué added.
VOCATIONAL TRAINING CLASSES GOING ON
Chinar Sappers (Engineers) has been organising a welding cum machine cutting course for the youth of Valley from September 5.
According to Defence communiqué, the venture aims to enable youth to be employed after completion of the course either with some workshop or set up there own small scale business.
“As many as 30 unemployed youth were selected from the Valley with minimum qualification as matric pass for the course,” it said adding the youth were not only being provided training free of cost, even their lodging and food was also free.
The training, it said was being conducted by an Engineer Regiment in their well equipped workshop under the guidance of qualified tradesman.
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