The Indian Army is providing financial assistance of Rs 1.45 crore to the needy and poor families’ children studies in remote areas of Jammu and Kashmir. The financial aid to 71 selected students from the below poverty line category and remote areas of Jammu & Kashmir was presented by Army Commander, Northern Command, Lt Gen Ranbir Singh at a function in this district of the state.
PRO defence said that the financial aid is provided under ‘Sadbhavana’ to needy children that included scholarships to the tune of Rs 1.45 crore. The scholarship certificates and cheques which cover the complete expenditure of their schools was handed over to 75 students, 45 for the Army Public School, Beas, and 26 for Drona Boys Hostel, Udhampur that included fees, boarding, lodging and transportation.
Lt Gen Singh said that the Army has identified education as a priority area for the military-civic programme under ‘Sadbhavana’ in Jammu & Kashmir and they would do everything possible under this programme to assist the civil population those got affected by terrorism, to address their problems.
These students said they were grateful to the Army for sponsoring their education. Since 1998 the Indian Army is providing financial aid to underprivileged schools students of Jammu and Kashmir to provide them with an opportunity to get to know the diverse culture of this great nation.