In a bid to gain the confidence of the youths of Gomia and Nawadih blocks, which have borne the brunt of naxalism, the 26th battalion of the Central Reserve police Force (CRPF) organised a basic computer training course and motor driving training at Chas camp here on Tuesday.
More than 28 youths belonging to impoverished sections of the society were selected from Rahwan, Jhumra, Swang, Nawadih, Kedla, Konar Dam and nearby areas were imparted basic skills of computers and motor driving training at M/S Institute of science information technology, Bokaro and M/S Bokaro motor driving school, sector IV Bokaro, a communiqué said.These youths have undergone intensive training for about four weeks, it added. Speaking on the occasion, Akhilesh Kumar Singh, Commandant of CRPF 26th battalion, said that the youths there are like family members of the CRPF. “Being a helper in their problems, the CRPF considers its ultimate religion and this religion is being followed. Security of the villagers is their prime priority. This area is connected to the Jhumra hill. From here, the Naxalities used to carry out their activities. Now the campaign against them has started here. Here the joy of the villagers and local youths has returned as the Naxalities have started digging,” added Singh.
"The CRPF has paved the way for the youths to live peacefully by freeing them from the fear of Naxalisam in the Jhumra hill of the highly militarized area under Gomia police station of the district. The place where the top-notch militants of the Maoists used to come and make the strategy of destruction has become a place where CRPF is forming a strategy for development," said the Commandant.
Gomia and Nawadih are one of the most extremists hit blocks of Jharkhand and were major hideouts of Maoists. But CRPF had organized several such typse of programme at around the Gomia and Nawadih block including Jhumra and also a sports tournament including football, cricket and volleyball was organised here by CRPF 26th battalion.
A number of CRPF officers and jawans, including several youths were present on the occasion.