*IFTAAR PARTY AT MANASBAL ARMY CAMP: 11 APR 2022*
1. It is very important to respect and understand the traditions of the locals and celebrate the important festivals with the local populace of the area with an aim to identify their generic behavior, problems and pulse. On the festive occasion of Ramadan, *Mansabal Army Camp* organised an *Iftaar Party* on behalf of Sect Commander on 11 Apr 2022.
2. The sarpanch, panch and numberdars of Manasbal AOR were invited along with 60 locals joined the event. Discussions over traditions and ways of the locals during the festival, general well being, movement of Gujjars and bakarwals in the upper ridges, fruit and wood business were done.The event started with serving of light snacks so that practitioners could break their fast. Followed by offering special namaz to the almighty. The special namaz was offered under a Moulvi with practitioners following the Moulvis instructions.
3. Thereafter, the practitioners were served with the delicacies specially prepared for the occasion which concluded with the opening of Roza followed by the appetizing meal and reading of Namaz.
4. The event achieved its desired aim of deepening the Army connect with the locals thus understanding the pulse during the festival. The practitioners were full of praises for the Indian Army for its belief in the concept of Sarva Dharma Sama Bhava and for organizing the event. Such intiatives by the Indian Army on a daily basis to connect with various sections of the society has helped in making the bond even better.