AR conducts various activities

Dimapur | Publish Date: 10/4/2019 11:29:18 AM IST

Assam Rifles, under the aegis of HQ IGAR (North), organised various activities around the state on October 2, commemorating the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. 

Mokokhung Battalion: In an endeavour to engage community to participate in healthy lifestyle practices and to spread awareness about importance of regular physical activity, Mokokchung Battalion  organised a ‘Run for Fit India’ in Longleng and Tuli. Civil dignitaries, ex-servicemen along with troops and students actively participated. 
Medziphema Battalion: Medziphema Battalion conducted ‘Swacahhta Shapath’ at Ghaspani garrison under the theme “say no to single use plastic”. Giving an insight on ill-effects of single use plastic on environment and health, 228 personnel, comprising all ranks, took pledged to support the campaign. 
Jalukie Batttalion: Jalukie Batttalion assisted in restoring slide affected areas along Tening-Tapen road caused due to incessant rain over the past few weeks leading to transportation dilemma. The joint initiative of troops of Assam Rifles and residents, facilitated opening of road axis to residents and light vehicles. 
Kiphire Battalion: Kiphire Battalion conducted lecture under the theme “plastic waste awareness and management”, where they stressed upon importance of waste management and cleanliness.  
Kohima Battalion:  Kohima Battalion observed oath taking ceremony and cleanliness drive under the theme ‘Swachta Hi Seva’ with specially emphasis on ‘no use of plastic bags’. Awareness on various techniques to tackle waste for re-use was emphasized upon.  
Shamator Battalion and Phek Battalion : Shamator Battalion and Phek Battalion of Assam Rifles conducted free medical camp at Shamator and Pokhungri villages.
According to PRO HQ IGAR (N), medical camp was to provide free medical consultation and check up to the residents devoid of requisite medical facilities, especially for the children and infants. 
189 patients were examined at Shamator village while at Pokhungri village number 160 patients were examined. At Pokhungri village, a general physician and a HIV counsellor from Meluri Government Civil Hospital also participated. 
Apart from the medical assistance, basic knowledge on epidemic diseases including precautions was also imparted.


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