Jaipur : In consonance with the aim stipulated under the Vidyanjali Scheme launched on 07 Sep 21 of strengthening infrastructure, facilities & improving quality of education in government/ government aided schools, the Southern Command of Indian Army launched an extensive outreach program with selected schools of Southern India.

In continuation with the ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’ celebrations commemorating 75 years of India’s Independence, 75 x Govt/ Govt aided Schools were selected wherein voluntary activities were carried out on 06 Jan 23. Students & faculty members of 30 Army Public Schools reached out to the nominated schools and carried out a wide range of activities to include provision of books, stationery, reading material, medical camp by Army doctors, conduct of Yoga, physical education classes, sports competitions etc.

In Jodhpur & Jaisalmer, events were conducted by Army Public Schools at various Govt Schools in rural areas, which were adopted under this scheme. As scheduled, various events like painting and sports competitions, Music & Yoga classes and awareness programs about joining in Sainik and Military Schools were conducted. Besides, sports equipments were also distributed in these schools.

The occasion was also utilized 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 campaign organised as a part of the Vidyanjali scheme on 06 Jan 23 will continue throughout the year and will assist in bolstering the quality of education, infrastructure and amenities of the selected schools.

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