To empower visually challenged children living in remote areas of Assam, Gajraj Corps from Indian Army has helped the construction of a school for blind children at Vill Khatkati in district East Karbi Anglong in a phased manner.
In the year 2021, Phase I of the project was executed by constructing the blind school building. This year, Indian Army as part of Phase II of the project has constructed another building which caters for additional classrooms and administrative setup towards enhancing the overall functionalities.
As part of ‘Operation SADBHAVANA’ Gajraj Corps of Indian Army has been undertaking multifarious projects in under developed areas of Assam with an aim of providing humanitarian assistance to the less privileged. The Blind School was eventually dedicated to the nation and handed over to Mrs Madhumita Bhagwati, DC, East Karbi Anglong by Indian Army in presence of civil administration and local populace.
Citizens from nearby villages gathered in large numbers on the occasion and conveyed their appreciation to the Indian Army for construction of the school building. Which was done after taking local aspirations into consideration. Mr Babu Bongong, Gaon Bura of Khatkati Village and Christopher Prince Fernandes, President United International Mission conveyed populace’s content and expressed their gratitude to the Indian Army besides lauding the efforts made by Army towards the onerous task of guarding the borders as well as undertaking efforts to mitigate sufferings of people and improving quality of life of the deprived and physically challenged children of North East states of our Country.