COMMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITIES
CELEBRATIONS: Festivals are
a great uniting factor and morale booster and
this becomes all the more important in places
like Sudan. So the personnel of the IAC gears
up for any such occasion. The first of the festivals
celebrated was Lohri, on the 13th of January
with a lot of pomp & show. Bhangra is the
music of the crowd, so we had lots of it till
late in the night along with a good layout of
CONTIGENT PICNIC: In Kadugli
it is very hard to find a suitable picnic spot,
especially in this season, when all around the
terrain is dry and dusty. Moreover, with the
initial stress upon settling down properly,
there was hardly any opportunity for fun and
frolic. It was only after two months or so on
the 9th of Feb; we could get to know the place
for a good outing. Close to our Camp is a beautiful
dense green forest, primarily consisting of
very old and huge mango trees. Under the shade
of the forest, we had the first contingent picnic.
The personnel put their best foot forward for
the occasion and the event was a huge success.
There were poetry recitals, songs, games and
a lot of ingenious items put across for all
to enjoy. The culmination to all these was an
intense “Tug Of War” between the
different groups of the contingent with a great
THE INDIAN CRICKET LEAGUE (OVERSEAS):
T-20 match is en vogue all over the world and
not to be left behind, the top line players
from the IAC and the FRB grouped together to
have a go at the T-20 on the 16th of Feb. The
match was of such a standard that even the Nimbus
Sports wouldn’t have been shy of Telecasting!
Nevertheless, in the absence of a suitable sponsor,
the match was shown on the local Television
Network, using the combined resources of the
IAC & the FRB, with a running commentary
given by the officers from both sides. The match
ended with the FRB winning by the narrowest
of the margins.
DHARMA PUJA: Two of the aircraft were
getting due for a major servicing in India.
These two were getting replaced by two from
India by the mammoth AN 124. The wait for the
arrival of these aircraft started from January,
and finally it was over in the month of Feb.
The offloading of the choppers from the AN 124
was a sight by itself. The reassembling procedure
was tedious and hard, but finally the two choppers
were made ready by the 20th of Feb. The two
aircraft returned to Base on the 20th of Feb
amidst a lot of fanfare. The much awaited “Sarva
Dharma Puja” for all the aircraft was
held on the 24th Of Feb, attended by all.
LITERACY PROGRAMME: Computers are becoming
indispensable of our life in era of information
technology. Need and importance of computer
doubles if you are abroad and away from home.
Realizing the importance of computer knowledge,
Contingent Commander emphasized the computer
literacy for all Nile Warriors. The classes
for the same started from 09 Mar 08 onwards.
Classes are planned for two weeks comprising
of theory and practical classes of introduction
to computer hardware, Microsoft office (MS Word,
Power point, Excel) and surfing on net. Till
date 55 Nile Warriors are trained.
CHAMPIONSHIP: Contingent personnel
firmly believes in keeping themselves fit by
doing regular PT on every Wednesday and Sunday
evenings. Entire strength is divided into six
teams with one senior Wing Commander as a team
leader. To encourage sportsman spirit among
the air warriors away from home volleyball championship
was conducted from 04 May 08 to 04 Jun 08. Championship
was inaugurated by Wg Cdr MR Anand VM officiating
Contingent Commander on 04 May 08. Competition
was conducted with all zeal and enthusiasm with
very high quality of volleyball through out