The Military Institute of Technology (MILIT), the tri-service technological training establishment of the Indian Armed Forces in Girinagar near Pune, announced on Sunday that it has adopted Donje — a village located on the foothills of Sinhagad fort. The institute will take up projects in waste management, education, agriculture and training of youths in the village.
The announcement was made at an event held to mark the third Raising Day of the institution on April 1.
Veteran actor Vikram Gokhale, the chief guest, urged the villagers to positively work with the MILIT authorities and benefit from the upcoming projects. “Along with taking advantage of various schemes offered by the MILIT, I would also like to appeal to you to learn the values of discipline and hardwork from these soldiers. I have always been inspired by the values imbibed in the uniformed services.”
The actor added, “The respect a believer has for his or her deity is similar to how I feel about the men and women in uniform. A joint effort by the MILIT and villagers would bring together two pillars of our nation — a soldier and a farmer.”
The commitments made by the MILIT ‘Social Well being Club’ to the village included child…