Srinagar: Vowing to enhance `Awam-Jawan` relationship in Kashmir in the New Year, the army`s top general has said the security forces will work with sincerity and honesty to establish peace and ensure respect and dignity for everyone.
"(Army) begins the new year with a renewed resolve to work for the betterment of society with unadulterated sincerity and honesty in the pursuit of peace and the desire to quantitatively enhance the `Awam` and Jawan relationship of respect and love," General Officer Commanding of the strategic 15 Corps of the Army Lieutenant General S A Hasnain said in his New Year message.
Hasnain is the second Muslim Army officer to be made Corps Commander of the strategic 15 corps which looks after Line of Control (LoC) area in the Valley.
Recalling his message when he took over a fortnight back, he said that heart will be `army`s weapon` and respect and dignity of every member of the Awam will be its slogan and philosophy to achieve an environment where the mind is without fear and the head is held high.
"2011 is viewed as a year in which education, health and economic progress will be the hallmarks. The Kashmiri tradition of Sufiyat values -- nothing more than happiness -- and it is eternal happiness that the Chinar Corps wishes to each individual of the Awam in 2011," he said.
The Army "has always had the love of the Awam in peace and in calamity for which it is grateful," the General added.