The Fazilka Brigade of the Army adopted three villages of Fazilka district for development on the occasion of the death anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi on Friday.
The villages that have been adopted included Shatirwala, Rana and Alamshah. However, the Army had already begun organising community development programmes by involving panchayats, elders and the youth before the formal adoption of these villages.
A medical camp was also recently organised by the Army at Alamshah village. The Army aims at tapping the energy of the youth of the villages with the help of the district administration to develop these villages as model villages with clean environment, basic amenities and healthy residents as envisioned by Mahatma Gandhi.
Fazilka deputy Commissioner Manjit Singh Brar and some other officers were also present on the occasion. The deputy commissioner assured all help from the district administration for the development of these border villages.
Villagers also took an oath to work for ensuring a clean village which sets an example for others to emulate as part of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan. Students of the Army Public School, Fazilka, Govt Primary School, Rana, nd Seth Munshi Ram Vidya Mandir, Rana, held a rally to promote and spread awareness about cleanliness and its importance in the lives of the people.