1 STC Jabalpur 12th and 13 Feb 2011
Events: Dinner/ Breakfast at 1 STC Mess on 12th/ 13th Feb 2011, Passing out Parade, Tea Break, Inauguration of Girls Wing, Exhibition Hockey Match, Cultural Show and Dinner at 1STC Mess
Transcript of Interview of Asia Defence News Editor-in-Chief Col P N Khera with Lieutenant General Partha Mohapatra Signal Officer-in-Chief.
Welfare Major Responsibility
PNK: For the welfare of the families of JCOs/OR, what type of training is being imparted by the Family Welfare Organizations (FWO)?
SO-in-C: Welfare of families of jawans is a major responsibility with us and we in Corps of Signals are well sensitized towards it. At all levels, there is regular and close interaction with the families and due care is taken to ameliorate their problems. The FWO is a potent organization which gives strength to the families of jawans. Various types of vocational courses are run in formations and units. Encouragement for higher studies and career development is stressed upon. Moreover FWO has succeeded in cultivating a sense of belongingness and strengthening closer bonds between families of officers and jawans. Our family welfare organizations work under the ethos of “Asha, Viswas, Astha” and aim at empowerment of women. A stable home yields an effective soldier. We strive to equip our families with skills to emerge as economically independent individual. The role of these organizations is important in assuring our soldier, a life partner who will confidently adapt to the environment that she lives in. We have also been providing education to children of our soldiers who have made the supreme sacrifice so as to prepare them to face the challenges of the future.
Source: Interview transcript- Asia Defence News
Photographs: Lt Col James Kanagaraj (Retd)