INDIAN ARMY HELPS CONSTRUCTION OF A SCHOOL FOR THE BLIND AT KHATKHATI VILLAGE, EAST KARBI ANGLONG
As part of ‘Operation SADBHAVANA’ Gajraj Corps of the Indian Army has been undertaking multifarious projects in under developed areas of Assam with the aim of providing humanitarian assistance to the less privileged. To empower visually challenged children living in remote areas of Assam, Gajraj Corps from Indian Army has helped with the construction of a school for blind children at Vill Khatkati in district East Karbi Anglong in a phased manner.
In the year 2021, Phase I of the project was executed by constructing the blind school building. This year, the Indian Army as part of Phase II of the project has constructed another building that caters to additional classrooms and administrative setup towards enhancing the overall functionalities. The Blind School was eventually dedicated to the nation and handed over to Mrs Madhumita Bhagwati, DC, East Karbi Anglong by the Indian Army in the presence of civil administration and the local populace.
Citizens from nearby villages gathered in large numbers on the occasion and conveyed their appreciation to the Indian Army for the construction of the school building. Which was done after taking local aspirations into consideration. Mr Babu Bongong, Gaon Bura of Khatkati Village, and Mr. Christopher Prince Fernandes, President of United International Mission conveyed the populace’s content and expressed their gratitude to the Indian Army besides lauding the efforts made by the Army towards the onerous task of guarding the borders as well as undertaking efforts to mitigate sufferings of people and improving quality of life of the deprived and physically challenged children of North East states of our Country.