Tribune Web Desk
Chandigarh, February 13
Under an initiative by a Pune-based foundation and the Indian Army, Lt Gen JS Nain, General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Southern Command, interacted with the women’s cricket team from Anantnag, Jammu and Kashmir, at Headquarters Southern Command, Pune, on February 9.
The women’s cricket team is visiting Pune and Mumbai from February 4 to 15 as part of an initiative by Pune-based Aseem Foundation and the Indian Army to promote sports, and enhance interaction between the population from border areas and the mainland of the country.
During his interaction, the Lt Gen stressed upon the importance of sincerity, dedication, hard work and humility while reaffirming the Indian Army’s unstinted support and resolve towards promoting development in the remote regions, with special emphasis on women empowerment.
He encouraged students to be a part of the Super 30 programme — an initiative to prepare local students for joining IITs.
The Army Commander motivated players to strive for excellence.
He also felicitated the members of the women’s cricket team and Aseem Foundation.
The team is in Pune to play four friendly cricket matches with the local women’s team.