Army and district administration of Kamrup conducted a driving cadre recently under the Army’s flagship programme “Hum Honge Kamyab” which is a very Unique Initiative of Army to teach the people for save driving practice on road. With the aim of uplifting the unemployed and the underprivileged youth of Kamrup district. 50 youths were selected and given extensive practical and theoretical training in driving Light Motors Vehicles (LMVs). The youth were initiated into driving LMVs, provided by the State administration, under the supervision of specialist instructors from the Army.
The purpose of this programme was to teach them that the only way to ensure safety of life on the roads is to adopt safe driving practices and to improve the driving skills of the people of the region.
The quality of instruction and training imparted to the participants manifested itself in the result of the driving test conducted by the Department of Transport, Kamrup (Rural) wherein, 50 youth passed the learners license test successfully in their first attempt. The District Transport Officer also stepped forward to educate the youth in driving skills and conducted the tests on the spot for learner’s license. The concerted efforts is seen as a unique and genuine civil military cooperation for youth empowerment in the region.
The closing ceremony was held on 03 Jun 16 and presided over by the GOC, Red Horns Division. The GOC interacted with the students and the media and his words of advice were keenly absorbed by the youth. The yeomen gesture of such empowerment programs for the youth shall go a long way in realizing the dream of self-sustenance of the North East Region. With such initiatives and innovative programs the Army continues its rich tradition to go beyond the call of duty in the service of the nation.