ARMY PUBLIC SCHOOLS TO SUPPORT GOVERNMENT SCHOOLS ON THE OCCASION OF DIAMOND JUBILEE CELEBRATION OF INDIAN ARMY
Chennai, Jan 6 (Def PRO) In consonance with the Vidyanjali Scheme launched by the Hon’ble Prime Minister on 07 September 2021, to strengthen Schools through community and private sector involvement, the Southern Command of Indian Army has launched an extensive outreach program with select-schools of Southern India. This initiative is among the various activities planned on the occasion of the 75th Army Day Parade which will be organised at Bengaluru on 15 January 2023 for the first time outside Delhi.
In continuation with the ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’ celebrations commemorating 75 years of India’s Independence, 75 Schools have been selected wherein voluntary activities are being planned on 06 January 2023. Students and faculty members of 30 Army Public Schools reach out to the nominated schools and will carry out a wide range of activities to include provision of books, stationery, reading material, medical camps by Army doctors, conduct of yoga, physical education classes, sports competitions etc. Three Government schools from Chennai City and Two Schools from Wellington also to benefit from the initiative of the Indian Army.
The occasion will also be utilised to enhance awareness about the Army Day Parade, which is being held for the first time in Southern India at Bengaluru on 15 January 2023. The outreach programme launched on 06 January 2023 will continue throughout the year and will assist in bolstering the quality of education, infrastructure and amenities of the selected schools and showcase Indian Army’s commitment towards Nation Building.