GOC visits orphanage

Srinagar, July 3: The General Officer Commanding (GOC) of Chinar Corps, Lieutenant General S A Hasnain, and his wife Sabiha Hasnain visited ‘Basera-E-Tabassum’ (orphanage for girls) in frontier district of Kupwara on Sunday, a defence spokesman said. 
 He said the GOC interacted with the management of the orphanage. “Inmates of Basera-E-Tabassum presented a short cultural programme in honour of the visitors,” he added.
 Officers of the VAJR division, according to the spokesman, briefed the GOC about the initiatives taken by it to help the orphanage,” he said. 
 “A lady medical officer from 168 Military Hospital visits the orphanage on alternate Sundays to advise the girls on health and hygiene and sanitation aspects, besides the provisioning of essential items for their use. Five girls are being provided free education in Army Goodwill School Wayne and another 10-15 girls will be admitted in the next academic session,” the spokesman quoted officers as having told the GOC.    
 Lt General Hasnain, according to the spokesman, appreciated the efforts put in by the VAJR division.
 “The GOC assured the Management Committee of Basera-E-Tabassum of full help and support from the Army,” he said, adding that the GOC and Mrs Hasnain distributed sweet packets and fruits to the children as also a gift of Rs 10,000/ for betterment of the living conditions at the Orphanage.
 The Division Commander of Kupwara Major General SK Chakravorty also accompanied the GOC.
 The GOC and his wife also paid obeisance at famous Shrine of Pir Zaiti Shah Wali at Muqam-e-Shahwali village. “He was received by Mehrajdin Shah, a member of the family of Pir Zaiti Shah Wali, and Ghulam Rasool Mir the custodian of the Shrine,” he added. 
 The GOC, according the spokesman, also visited ‘UDAAN’ a school for special children established by 28 Artillery Brigade a part of VAJR division.