With the support of HMEL, retired army man trains youth; helps 100 youngsters from 11 villages join Army and Police

Besides enabling quality education to the youth, HMEL is also playing an important role in contributing to the service of the country by empowering local youth to join the army and police services.

With the support of HMEL, retired army man trains youth; helps 100 youngsters from 11 villages join Army and Police -

HPCL-Mittal Energy Limited’s Guru Gobind Singh Refinery is not only the energy lifeline of the Northern India rather has been continuously working to uplift individuals and communities through sustained initiatives in sectors like education, health, skill development, livelihood, community infrastructure, environment, etc. Besides enabling quality education to the youth, HMEL is also playing an important role in contributing to the service of the country by empowering local youth to join the army and police services. With the help of Gram Panchayat Village-Phullokhari, HMEL started providing equipment and training material to retired Havildar Karamjit Singh, to train the local youth. During the last four years, Karamjit Singh has trained more than 100 youth of 11 villages to join the army and police services and lead a dignified job, fulfilling the dreams of their families.

Combined efforts of Retired Army Man and HMEL empower local youth

When Havildar Karmajit Singh came back to his native village Phullokhari after he retired from the Army in 2019, he wanted to train his village youth to join the armed forces, but he lacked proper infrastructure. Despite having this passion, he could not reach his goal. Then HMEL came to the rescue of the young people in the village with the support of the village Sarpanch, Harjinder Singh and provided training equipment, sports gear, mats to the youth through HPCL-Mittal Foundation. In the very first year of training camp, 13 youngsters from the surrounding villages were selected for the army. When the youth of the surrounding villages came to know about these results and the continuous help from the refinery, the small training facility transformed into ‘Phullokhari Training Camp’ providing recruitment training for the armed forces.

Over 100 youngsters get recruited in last four years

In 2020, about 53 children from village Phullokhari and surrounding villages started training in the camp, which reached 108 students, out of which 26 youth got recruited in the army and police. In 2022, another batch started with 80 students, out of which 20 students were selected. Likewise, in 2023, the rally continued, and 70 youth participated in this training camp set-up with the help of HMEL. With the hard work of Karmjit Singh and support from Gram Panchayat and HMEL, 15 students got recruited in the army.

I supported my sister’s graduation and fulfilled my father’s dream.

My father is a labourer and could not buy equipment for training, but the refinery helped with it, due to which I completed the training and was selected for the army in 2022. After getting a job, I supported my sister’s education and fulfilled my father’s dream to become a farmer from a labourer.

Nirbhaiy Singh, Village, Malkana

40 boys and girls of our village got recruited in the army: Sarpanch

With the continuous support of Guru Gobind Singh Refinery, 40 youngsters of our village have been recruited in the army and police. Youth is shunning drugs and getting into the right direction to lead a dignified life. With the availability of employment, the standard of living of the families has improved and they are winning laurels for their villages.


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