Jammu Tawi, April 11
Rajouri Day celebrations for the year 2017 were inaugurated at ALG, Rajouri, today. The three day long extravaganza will consist of a number of events including Seminar on ‘Know Your Army’ and visit to the ‘Hall of Fame’ by school children.
The events will also include stalls from Army Record Offices for the Veterans, Civil Agriculture Department, Fisheries Department and preparation of PAN Card etc.
The Army is organizing a medical camp, eye camp, artificial limb and mobility camp under Sadbhavana initiative for the locals on the occasion. A grand cultural show by the school children of Valley View the Army Public School, Army Goodwill Public School and other local schools is also planned besides adventure sports display like Sky Diving, Para Motors Horse Show Jumping and others.
Two lectures were conducted for school children of various schools at Rajouri by Army Officers including a lady officer.
Major Smitha’s lecture was based on her experiences and personal journey from a small town girl to scaling the Mount Everest, in 2012 as part of the Army team. Her story of grit, determination and achievement against all odds was well received by the students, especially young girl students of 11th & 12th classes and they interacted with her informally during the tea session post the lecture. Another lecture outlining the various options for young boys and girls in taking up the Armed Forces as a career option was also conducted.
Around 350 students and 14 teachers from various schools of Rajouri attended the seminar which was well received by teachers and students alike.