Southern Command troops to reach 75 remote villages in 8 states | India News


PUNE: The Indian Army‘s Southern Command has planned a mega outreach campaign to 75 remote villages across Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu on December 30.
This initiative is the third of a series of events planned in the run-up to the 75th Army Day Parade, which will be held in Bengaluru on January 15, 2023.
Being organised under the theme of ‘Gram Seva – Desh Seva’, Indian Army personnel will visit 75 remote villages to organise awareness drives on the newly instituted Agnipath scheme, said the Command authorities.
“In addition, Army soldiers will join the villagers in a cleanliness drive promoting the ‘Swach Bharat Abhiyan’. Indian Army soldiers will also endeavour to create sports facilities for Volleyball / Kho Kho / Kabaddi and undertake friendly matches with the youth and students in the area,” the authorities added.
Facilitation of Veer Naris from that area will also be undertaken and efforts made to ameliorate their grievances. Army personnel also plan to share a meal with the locals and spread the message of oneness and a sense of belonging towards the nation, said the officers.
As part of the larger responsibilities towards the nation, the Indian Army remains committed to the well-being, development and progression of its villages, they said.
“This outreach programme shall go a long way in connecting with people from the rural areas and a small step in enhancing the quality of life of villagers and spreading a smile on their faces,” the officers added.


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