Uri Awami Mela, a multi spectrum platform for welfare of the local populace of Uri Tehsil was organized by the Army. According to an army official, the event aimed at bringing various facilities offered by the government and Army at one common venue to assist the Awaam of this border town. Uri Awami Mela was inaugurated by Major General R P Kalita, Dagger Division Commander. “The facilities provided in this event included on the spot loans by banks, Information and Awareness Counters of State Agriculture, Horticulture, Animal Husbandry, Women Empowerment Department, Zila Sainik Welfare, DPDO, ARO, ECHS, ITI etc. A Mega Medical Camp was also organised in association with Social Welfare Dept of the state where wheelchairs and various physical aids were distributed to differently abled persons.” For the talented and spirited youth of the town, the event catered for “Job Fair” for providing information on job related queries including enrolment into the Army. The Mela gave an opportunity to experience myriad flavours of the Kashmir Valley through Uri Haat and Amusement Park. Major General R P Kalita interacted with the youth during the Mela and felicitated various prize winners. Civil porters working with the Army were also awarded for their hard work and contribution. The General officer congratulated the large gathering of over ten thousand people for making the Uri Awaami Mela a grand success.