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ARMY ORGANISES VETERINARY HEALTH CAMP AT BANJ FOR LIVESTOCK OF GUJJAR AND BAKARWALS AS PART OF ‘MISSION REACH-OUT Newsखबर. Dated: 9/7/2019 10:42:00 PM | No. of Hits 105






ARMY ORGANISES VETERINARY HEALTH CAMP AT BANJ FOR LIVESTOCK OF GUJJAR AND BAKARWALS AS PART OF ‘MISSION REACH-OUT’


Udhampur (J&K) : 07 SEP 2019



As part of ‘Mission Reach-Out’, Indian Army at Samote conducted a Veterinary Health Camp for livestock of Gujjar and Bakarwals at Banj from 05 to 06 Sep 19. Simarsar (Banj) is located six kilometers North of Budhal on higher reaches of mighty Pir Panjal Range at an altitude of more than 12,000 feet. The event was conducted with an aim to interact with Gujjar and Bakarwal community, who migrate to higher reaches with their livestock, strengthen responsive and committed relationship with them and to treat their approximate 1,000 needy and sick livestock.

‘Veterinary Health Camp’ at Banj was also aimed to help the Gujjars and Bakarwals residing in higher reaches of Pir Panjal area, Block - Rajnagar and adjoining Villages to receive proper veterinary medical aid for their livestock which is not available to them. The team of Army Veterinary Doctor, Civil Veterinary Doctors and Pharmacist attended to the animals arriving in the veterinary camp. A total of 3917 animals to include sheep, goats, cows, buffaloes, mules, dogs and horses were treated. Medicines were also distributed to the livestock owners.

Village Elders, Sarpanchs, Panchs and local populace appreciated and expressed their gratitude towards the Army for organizing Veterinary Health Camp at Banj. This initiative of Indian Army will go a long way in overall development of the Society.

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