Civic Action Programmes

1.         Implementation of Projs.   Op SADBHAVANA has played an imp role in negating the influence of insurgent gps where an insidious attempt are made to alienate the common man from the national fabric. The need of the hr is not only complete eradication of insurgency but also to reintegrate the affected populace with the national mainstream. In such a scenario, Indian Army is looked upon as one of the govt’s org which could provide succour to the people.

 

2.         Under Op SADBHAVANA, Army takes up a large number of welfare and development  projs. Spending Crs over the years, the Army has succeeded in improving the quality of life of populace and win their hearts and minds. The focus of Op SADBHAVANA has been on Quality Edn, Women and Youth Empowerment, Infra Development and Health and Veterinary Care. Edn / Motivational Tours outside Assam are undertaken to expose the rich heritage and progress of India for the students, youth and opinion makers.

 

3.         In addn, basic needs like ‘Water Supply Schemes’, Electrification’,‘provn of Toilets’ in far flung areas are given priority while plg projs based on a participative model involving the local people, their elected reps and civil adm. Some of the activities carried as part of Mil Civic Action pgme under Op SADBHAVANA by the Army are as under:-

 

(a)       Infrastructure Development. Rampant destruction of infrastructure by insurgents and anti-national elements in early Nineties and inability of government agencies to undertake new projects or restoration of damaged  projects left a large void in this field. The Army stepped in to provide assistance by undertaking a number of small and large infrastructure projects under Op SADBHAVANA to  ameliorate the condition  of  the local population like construction of foot bridges, tracks to improve connectivity in rural areas, chools, orphanages, primary health centres, community development centres, and cational training centres, rural mini hydel electrification projects, installation of transformers, erection of solar lights and distribution of solar lights, provisioning of generators, construction of check dams, water supply schemes, digging of hand pumps and bore wells for water etc. Other development projects like construction of bus stop shelters, utility toilets, renovation of rural government schools, development of play fields and stadia were undertaken.

 

 

   

 

(b)       Medical Care.           A major focus area of Op SADBHAVANA is health care and medical needs of the people in the rural areas who do not have excess to specialised medical care facilities. To provide, same Army organised a number of med camps and has established a number of health centres. These centres provide essential medical aid to the locals. These centres have been equipped with ultra sound, ECG machines, oxygen cylinders, nebulizers etc. In addition, villagers are regularly educated on family plg, child care, basic hygiene and sanitation. Free medicines are provided. Medical exhibitions  displaying posters on various fatal / dangerous diseases like AIDS, Cancer, TB etc and screening of life style diseases are regularly organized.

   
   
   

(c)        Women Empowerment. In keeping with the ethos of Army’s commitment towards women empowerment and welfare activities, special emphasis has been laid to create vocational training centres, where local women are taught traditional skills / crafts, made aware about personal health, birth control measures, and bringing up their children. Interaction organized with bank and government officials about banking and loan procedures. Adult literacy classes are organised for illiterate women to teach them basic reading and writing. Skill development training like operating of computers, knitting, tailoring, candle making, bag making, carpets / basket weaving, jam and sauce production, horticulture, fashion designing etc are taught through local women themselves who are employed as guides. This enables the women and community members to become self-reliant and monetarily independent.

   
   

 

(d)       Education.    Quality edn is a prime requirement in insurgency affected areas of upper Assam.  In an effort to reach out to the poor children in the difficult areas, assistance to State Govt schools in terms of renovations, construction of additional class rooms, toilets, playgrounds, sports fields/facilities, provision of furniture, computers and educational software packages, stationery, books and school uniforms for poor students and assistance in setting up libraries and laboratories has been provided.

 

   
   

(e)       Cmptr Edn.   Computer literacy centres have been established at a number of places including local government schools to provide computer literacy to children, youth and ladies who have no access to such facilities in the environment they hail from. These centres provide computer education in basics concepts of operating systems, use of MS Office software and Internet for knowledge and empowerment.

 

            (f)        Youth Empowerment.       Unemployed youth are an ideal tgt gp for subversion and fomenting political unrest in the Sate by insurgents and inimical elements. In order to help the youth and thwart the nefarious designs of inimical elements, under Op SADBHAVANA                an endeavour has been made to create awareness about various job opportunities, competitions and eligibility criteria for jobs. Competent trainers and counsellors train the youth and assist them to develop skills for seeking jobs and availing employment opportunities on                    their own merit in Army, government and private sector. Skills training as mechanics, machine operators, poultry farming, animal husbandry, compounders, tourist guides, mountaineers, sportsmen are conducted to make them self-sufficient and integrate in the local economy.

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(g)       Educational Tours/NITs.   Edn tours are org under OP SADBHAVANA for students and opinion makers from all regions of the NE to various parts of India with a view to providing them an exposure to the rich cultural diversity and varied traditions of other parts of the country and progress achieved under conditions of peace and stability. This  exposure  enables  them  to  become responsible “citizens of tomorrow” and gives them an insight to appreciate the vast natural, historical and cultural heritage of our country. These tours enable the young impressionable minds of youth to integrate with the national mainstream and act as catalysts for channelizing their aspirations to achieve higher goals in life.

 

   
   

           (j)         Know Your Army.   In order to expose and motivate young generation especially the students to join Armed               Forces, the Army has org various events in lower parts of Assam at regular intervals, like weapons and equipment               display, exhibitions, conducting lectures in schools/colleges.