KALAIGAON, April 15 – Taking forward the Indian Army’s drive to reach out the local populace and benefit the needy, Red Horns Division made yet another contribution towards education at Bhergaon ME School in Udalguri recently.
In a glittering ceremony, Kargil Gunners inaugurated and dedicated a library at Bhergaon under its flagship programme of Operation Sadbhavana. Also, on the sidelines of the inauguration, 14 girl students belonging to economically under privileged background were presented with bicycles. The Library was inaugurated by Sheela Tiwari, president, Army Welfare Association, Hatigarh and wife of Brig VK Tiwari, Commander, Red Horns Artillery Brigade amidst a colourful programme which was attended by members of civil and police administration, local student bodies and others.
The project included not only the construction of the library, but also to stock it with books. The library consists of two reading rooms, one can be used as a teaching room also. The books stocked inside the library have been purchased very selectively and would cater to students ranging from primary classes to college-going students. It would go a long way in enhancing the knowledge of the youth of the region and would cater for language improvement as well as leisure reading.
As the follow-up of distribution of 16 bicycles during inauguration of ten-bed hospital by Kargil Gunners at Bandarguri on April 4, another 14 bicycles were presented to girls residing in remote and far-flung areas to mitigate their hardships in walking long distances for education. The effort is aimed at encouraging the pursuit of education and independence in the young girls who need to take their rightful place in the nation’s developmental progress.
Speaking on the occasion as the chief guest, Brig VK Tiwari stressed the need of education for development in one’s life. He urged the locals and youth in particular to exploit the facility provided in the library and hoped that the books would prove to be beneficial for all the sections of the society. He assured the locals that the Army under its flagship programme Operation Sadbhavana would continue to reach out to the remotest corners of the district and the lives of the locals in many ways.
He further said that the library would be accomodated with computers and internet in coming days with the people’s support. He requested people to donate books to the library. The ABSU Bhergaon unit was formally handed over the key of the library at the ceremony.