• Mon. Apr 15th, 2024

TRISHAKTI CORPS UNDERTAKES NUMBER OF WELFARE PROJECTS IN BORDER AREAS OF SIKKIM UNDER OPERATION SADBHAVANA

Trishakti Corps, Indian Army has touched the lives of border population in Sikkim with number of welfare projects as part of Operation Sadbhavana. This flagship programme of the Indian Army which was earlier applicable in insurgency affected areas, has now been made applicable to Sikkim as well. In the very first year itself, a total of 67 projects are being executed for an amount of 5 Crores.

As part of the initiative, on 29 Mar 24, three of these projects were launched. At Rangpo, two 20 KVA generator sets were installed at the Primary Health Centre, which will ensure uninterrupted power back up for the health centre.

At Chungthang in North Sikkim, with overall aim to improve the well-being of local population, Army conducted comprehensive health check-up programme. Chungthang was badly affected in the recent Glacial Lake Outburst Flood on 3rd October 2023. Towards improving the health standards of the local community, the Army provided on spot blood investigations, X-rays and dental treatment. Such medical initiatives of Army are boon to this area as the area has limited medical resources. Specialist treatments were also provided to needy people. Awareness lectures on comprehensive health and oral hygiene were conducted to spread awareness anongst the locals. The local population including children from Tasa Tengay Government Senior Secondary School, Chungthang, benefitted from the event. In a parallel endeavour, the Indian Army also conducted a small workshop on the Agniveer Scheme. The event was attended by local representatives, including Chungthang Village Panchayat President Ms Diki Lepcha, Social worker and Ex Panchayat President Mr Lendup Lepcha and Dr Suraj, PHC Chungthang. This camp attracted a crowd of 450 villagers, including children and school attendees.

To encourage sports in remote high-altitude areas of East Sikkim, the TrishaktiCorps organised a Volleyball match between teams from Kupup and Gnathang villages. The picturesque Gnathang Valley, located at an altitude of 12400 feet, resonated with loud cheers of youngsters during the keenly contested match. The sporting activity brought cheer to the area presently reeling under snow and subzero temperatures.

Indian Army while guarding the borders in the Himalayas, is always proactive in providing assistance to the tourists & local populations.

Source: Army Authorities

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