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Assam Rifles conduct civic action programmes across the state

DIMAPUR | Publish Date: 1/18/2020 9:23:09 AM IST

Assam Rifles conducted various activities under its civic action programme in different parts of the state.

Jalukie Battalion: Jalukie battalion, conducted lecture on “Opportunities in security force”, at Ahthibung town on January 14, with an aim to generate awareness among parents about various employment avenues of the Armed Forces for youth.
According to PRO HQ IGAR (N), the lecture covered aspects pertaining to required qualifications, types of entries, benefits to men in uniform and their kin. They were also informed about pre recruitment assistance being provided by Assam Rifles and encouraged to motivate their children to avail the facility. 
Jalukie battalion also flagged off national integration tour (NIT) on January 14.  The touring group comprising of 20 students of Government High School Athibung, St Xavier School and ARPS Jalukie accompanied, by two teachers are visiting ICG Kolkata from January 14 to 22, in order to give exposure on history, diverse culture and ongoing development in other parts of the country. 
NEPA orientation: After having successfully completed their training at the North Eastern Police Academy (NEPA) 46 batch, 14 probationers from Nagaland underwent 5-day orientation programme with the Assam Rifles, from January 6 to 10.  
According to PRO HQ IGAR (N), the trainees during the said period, were given a brief about the  organization of Assam Rifles, terrain imperatives and various security challenges in Nagaland. The trainees also visited and stayed at company operating base deployed along the Indo-Myanmar Border. The orientation programme culminated at Kohima, wherein, Maj Gen Pradeep Nair, YSM alongwith the officers of HQ IGAR (N) interacted with them. The general officer encouraged the probationers to dedicate themselves for maintaining peace & stability in the state. 
Kiphire Battalion: Kiphire Battalion conducted an awareness lecture on various provisions of free move regime at COB Pungro on January 8. The aim of the lecture was to facilitate convenience in cross border undertakings and to spread awareness about the rules and regulations of free movement regime, wherein citizens of India holding valid border pass issued by competent authorities can enter and stay within 16 Kms on either sides of the Indo-Myanmar Border. 23 village guards attended the lecture.
Kohima Battalion: Kohima Battalion conducted GBs meet at IG stadium on January 10, with an aim to interact with GBs and village elders on various security aspects and upcoming Republic Day event. 
According to PRO HQ IGAR (N), the company commander briefed the gathering to spread awareness about the various civic action activities being undertaken under by the Army and Assam Rifles and how to avail the facility. They were also encouraged to keep the youths motivated anticipating the upcoming recruitment drives of security forces. In a similar event, Zunheboto Battalion also conducted an Interaction with village functionaries and ESM of Sunrise Colony Akuluto to discuss important issues pertaining to the upcoming Republic Day celebration. 
Ghaspani Battalion: Ghaspani Battalion conducted an interaction with Assam Rifles ex-servicemen (ARESM) at Battalion HQ Ghaspani on January 18 with an aim to inquire about their concerns and  grievances. While giving assurance for every possible assistance, ARESM were informed about the upcoming ARESM rally at Kohima scheduled to be held on January 30. 
Medical consultation was also organised and basic treatment provided. 10 ARESM, 8 veer naris and 2 children from Medziphema town and surrounding areas attended the event.
Wokha Battalion:  Wokha Battalion of Assam Rifles felicitated residents of Akuk village, Wokha with a community hall on January 14. The provision was created with an aim to facilitate a platform for conducting various social and cultural meetings in the village. The handing over of the community hall was attended by village council members and elders who appreciated the contribution of the Assam Rifles for creating a much needed facility. 
Mokokchung Battalion: Observing “Fitness Week”, Mokokchung Battalion organised a walkathon for troops and residents of Mokokchung town on January 14. Emphasizing on the need for leading a fit and healthy lifestyle and in sync with the “Fit India campaign”, the event was an endeavour to engage the community to participate in healthy lifestyle practices and the importance of regular physical activity in staying fit and healthy.
Jalukie Battalion:  Jalukie Battalion conducted a lecture on health and hygiene at Government High School, Athibung on January 13, to spread awareness about the importance of hygiene and sanitation. Students were also informed about the need to handle health related eventualities keeping abreast about administering basic first aid. Students and troops attended the lecture.
NIT: HQ IGAR (North) felicitated 10 students from Nagaland for an 18 day National Interactive Tour (NIT) comprising 50 students from across North East to Rajkot, Gujarat. During the tour, the group attended the 22nd Rashtriya Katha Shivir organised at village Pransala in district Rajkot. 
The students also visited places of cultural and historical significance and important defence establishments to include Naval station and Indian Coast Guard base. Students also interacted with eminent personalities like governor of Meghalaya, Tamil Nadu and Gujarat, the chief minister of Gujarat, justice of Supreme Court of India and senior Army and CAPF officers.
Mon Battalion: Mon Battalion conducted weapon display on January 15 for students studying in Mountain School, Chenmoho on the occasion of the 72nd Army Day. As part of the event, various weapons used by the Assam Rifles and Infantry Battalions of the Army was displayed.  Students were also made aware of the various types of entries to join the Indian Armed Forces. 45 students and 10 teachers attended the event.

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