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As part of Operation SADBHAVANA, the Indian Army is running multiple welfare activities for children in remote areas of the Union Territory of Ladakh. This includes running seven Army Goodwill Schools, where over 2,200 students are currently enrolled.
About Operation Sadbhavana in Ladakh:
- In the current financial year 2022-23, a total of Rs 8.82 crore has been allotted for various activities in the Union Territory of Ladakh under Operation SADBHAVANA.
- These funds will be used for activities like human resource and skill development, sports, healthcare, national integration, infrastructure development, ecology, environment, and education.
- National Integration, Women Empowerment, and Nation Building: Operation SADBHAVANA is fulfilling its objectives, which include national integration tours, women empowerment, employment generation, education, and development activities towards nation building.
- Projects are selected after taking local aspirations into consideration and ensuring no duplicacy with projects of the civil administration.
Health and Sanitation Assistance:
Medical Camps and Medical Aid Centers:
- The Indian Army is providing medical camps, veterinary camps, and medical equipment to various remote locations in Ladakh as part of Operation SADBHAVANA.
- A total of 23 projects have been allotted in the financial year 2022-23 for health and sanitation.
Community Development Assistance:
Community Halls and Water Supply Schemes:
- The Indian Army is providing assistance in the form of construction and upgradation of community halls, water supply schemes, and other community development projects in remote areas of Ladakh.
Computer Labs and Community Halls:
- 17 infrastructure projects have been allotted and planned in all districts of the Union Territory of Ladakh in the financial year 2022-23, which include the establishment of computer labs and the construction of community halls.
Training Programs and Tours:
- Women in remote areas of Ladakh are being empowered through various training programs and tours funded through Operation SADBHAVANA.
- This includes vocational training centers, women empowerment centers, and computer centers.