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Homage to the 1971 martyrs

The Sukna-based Trishakti Corps celebrated its 38th Vijay Diwas on December 16 to commemorate the victory of the Indian Army in the 1971 war against Pakistan and to pay homage to soldiers who had lost their lives in the battle.

Union Defence Secretary Pradeep Kumar and Lt Gen. D. S. Sidhu, GOC Trishakti Corps, laid ceremonial wreaths at the Trishakti Corps Memorial.

lThe Army Public School of the Kripan Division celebrated Adolescent Education and AIDS Awareness Week from December 1 to 5.

The aim of the programme was to develop abilities for adaptive and positive behaviour that will enable individuals to deal with the demands and challenges of everyday life and health.

The event included screening of a movie on AIDS, Akhri Dastak, a skit, a talk on physical changes in boys and girls during adolescence and a poster making competition on AIDS and its prevention.

lThe Army Medical Corps organised camps for the early detection of breast and cervical cancer at different military stations of the Trishakti Corps including Gangtok, Kalimpong, Bengdubi, Sevoke Road and Sukna.

The camps were organised from November 18 to 30.

Mammography and pap smear tests were conducted at the camps where, about 453 ladies were screened.

lA workshop on Mother Awareness was organised by the Army Public School, Binnaguri, on December 11.

Principal of the school Chhanda Das spoke to around 700 mothers on various topics including bringing up a child, imbibing human values, management of adolescents, parental behaviour, girl child, domestic violence and the importance of pranayam and Yoga. A programme to spread awareness on differently-abled children was also organised where the mothers were shown pictures with the help of which they could identify deformities.

The programme ended with a quiz contest based on the lecture and 10 mothers were awarded.

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