Army opens another youth club in Valley


army opens 22Lt Gen Dua inaugurates the club at Chowkibal, expresses gratitude to people 

KG News Desk

Kupwara, March 31: Army on Thursday dedicated a state-of-art club equipped with latest facilities to the youth at Chowkibal, Kupwara, an army spokesman in a statement issued here said.

“The club was inaugurated by the Chinar Corps Commander Lt Gen Satish Dua under whose personal guidance the concept of Chinar 9 Jawan Club was evolved. ‘Chinar 9 Jawan Clubs’ have been dedicated to the people of Valley to channelise the aspirations of youth in a constructive manner and provide multi faceted platform for their overall growth”, the spokesman said.

The Chinar 9 Jawan Club offers the facilities including internet cafe, outdoor gymnasium, volleyball and basketball courts dovetailed with indoor recreational and educative facilities such as snooker, carom, video games and library, the spokesman said.

The Chinar 9 Jawan Clubs are being opened by the Army towards the development of youth throughout the Valley. Similar clubs are already functional in Anantnag and Pattan, the spokesman said.

“These clubs provide a platform which will not only offer recreational facilities but will also help the youth to develop certain skills and gain knowledge of related opportunities. This multipurpose facility will therefore lead to overall empowerment and progress of the youth of the Valley”, the spokesman said.

army 1The Chinar Corps Commander Lt Gen Satish Dua, complimented the youth for their grit, determination, high spirit and overwhelming participation. He expressed hope that the facilities being made available to youth through these initiatives will hone their skills for better future prospects, the spokesman said.

He also highlighted the ground work done by Army during various Sadhbhavana activities carried out in Kupwara district, the spokesman said.

“Representatives from various state government departments were also present during the event”.

The Army extended its gratitude towards the locals for their whole hearted support in making the event a grand success and the youth expressed their hope in capitalising on the plethora of information related to employment that will be a major highlight of these clubs, the spokesman said.

“The event was attended by a large gathering of people who have appreciated this gesture of the Army”.

The initiative has met with an overwhelming response from the people which was evident from remarks of, Abdul Wani, resident of Village Riddi, who was delighted to see the various facilities for skill development of youth and stated that this will provide them a window to the world and usher in new opportunities for youth in the Valley, the spokesman added.