Army on Friday dedicated Ashiana orphan boys hostel to the people of Kishtwar, with increased capacity.
The hostel, whose construction started in 2002-03 under operation Sadbhavana would house persons from terrorism affected, down trodden families and orphans.
"Currently the hostel is being run by a NGO, Social Reforms and Charitable Organisation (SRCO)," a defence spokesman said here.
General Officer Commanding (GOC) of counter insurgency force Major General NS Bawa inaugurated the hostel Friday morning.
"The hostel has a capacity of 30 children and at present 28 boys are availing boarding, lodging, medical and education facilities there," the defence spokesman added.
"Based on need of a hostel in the district, a project under Operation Sadbhavana was undertaken for constructing additional building and a room during 2008-09," the spokesman said adding this has increased the capacity of the hostel.
During the ceremony, Additional Deputy Commissioner Kishtwar AR Natnoo expressed gratitude to the Army for coming forward in helping the local populace.