Arunachal CM asks Army to help rural people
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Last Updated: Friday, December 23, 2011, 14:45
  
Itanagar: Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Nabam Tuki has urged the Army to reach out to rural people, particularly those in border areas, through its social welfare activities in line with the Army's in-practice Operation Sadbhavana.

Along with its plans to expand army bases and manpower in Arunachal Pradesh, the Army should also expand its people friendly activities and earn respect and confidence of the people. This will also ease the burden on the government,

Tuki pointed when Lt Gen Shakti Gurung, GOC, 4 Corp from Tezpur, called on him at his office yesterday, official sources said today.

Tuki emphasized the Army’s role to offer training courses to unemployed youths to facilitate gainful employment besides making them fit to successfully get recruited into Army as and when any recruitment is conducted.

Lt Gen Gurung assured the chief minister that the 3 Corp which is also under him, which covers Kameng Sector in the state, is keen to lend its helping hand to the people in far-flung areas.

He said Operation Sadbhavana, specifically meant for civilian welfare activities, is already in-practice in Assam.

The same would be extended to Arunachal Pradesh, probably under a different nomenclature that would equip and facilitate the Army to extensively undertake activities for welfare of the people, the Lt Gen said.

PTI


First Published: Friday, December 23, 2011, 14:45


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