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An evening with caddies

india Updated: Jan 08, 2007 17:09 IST

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A PASSIONATE golfer that he is, former General Officer in Command of Sudarshan Chakra Corps Lt Gen HS Panag’s last function before leaving station was a tea organised for 30 caddies of Sudarshan Chakra Environment Park and Training Area (SCEPTA). Lt Gen Panag interacted with the caddies most of whom he knew by their first names.

He motivated them all to study and told them education enables a child to realise his full potential, to think, to question and to judge independently. SCEPTA has a good number of caddies who are very good players and he emphasised that they should sit down and seriously think how to enhance their game as many of them could be professional golfers in future.

Further boosting their morale he told them any good golfer knows that their true ability comes from their caddie as they are the ones who probably know the game better than their employers. Later a tournament of caddies was also organised. 

NCC Group Hq Bhopal
NCC cadets have been a busy lot over the past year. In 2006 apart from various adventure activities, attachments, participation in national level camps this group has carried out various social service activities and community development programmes.

At a blood donation camp cadets donated 44,500cc blood, cadets of all wings and divisions planted as many as 4,179 trees, a total of 845 participated in pulse polio and AIDS awareness programmes. Cadets also supported civil administration in patient care at the Life Line Express programme at Itarsi railway station. They also constructed a stop dam with sand bags in village Badalpur in district Betul to help villagers of nearby villages get water for cultivation.

The NCC Group Headquarter at Bhopal covers 160 schools and colleges of eight districts viz Bhopal, Sehore, Vidisha, Hoshangabad, Raisen, Betul, Rajgarh and Shajapur. This group has six NCC units. Five NCC units- 4 MP Bn NCC, 4 MP Girls Bn NCC, 1 MP Composite Technical Regiment, 1 MP Naval Unit and 2 MP Air Sqn NCC are located at Bhopal while the sixth unit 13
MP Bn NCC is located at Hoshangabad. This group has a strength of 12,290 cadets.

AWWA applauded
ALL SENIOR army officers’ wives on a recent visit to Bhopal commended the efforts made by Sudarshan Chakra Army Wives’ Welfare Association (SC AWWA). SC AWWA has carried out major uplift programmes in the past few years be it in the AWWA run schools, Banyan Tree Sainik Institute or the Vocational Training Centre. All the ladies along with Mrs Aditya Singh former President SC AWWA visited AWWA-run centres and applauded the exemplary efforts of its members who have contributed in a positive manner voluntarily and made a significant value addition.

Mrs Singh said she was confident that Sudarshan Chakra AWWA would continue to scale greater heights in ensuring years and provide better services to the needy.

Did you know?
THE INDIAN National Army (INA) or Azad Hind Fauj was the army of the Arzi Hukumat-e-Azad Hind (The Provisional Government of Free India) which fought along with the Japanese 15th Army during the Japanese Campaign in Burma, and in the Battle of Imphal, during the Second World War.

It consisted mostly of Indian prisoners of war who, in the course of service in the Indian Army, had been captured by Axis forces, although a significant portion was recruited from Indian civilians in Japanese-controlled Malaya and Burma.

The Azad Hind Fauj that lives in Indian public memory and indeed as it is analysed by historians as a fighting force is essentially the INA as the army of the Azad Hind Government under Netaji Subhash Bose.
 
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