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Assam Rifles conduct civic action programmes across the state

DIMAPUR | Publish Date: 12/2/2020 12:45:57 PM IST

Assam Rifles, under the aegis of HQ IGAR (N), conducted various activities under its civic action programme for the welfare of public.

Mokokchung Battalion: Mokokchung Battalion conducted series of activities like awareness lectures on COVID-19 preventive measures and medical check-up at Dessoi, Tuli and Changki from November 2 to 10 with an aim to propagate precautionary measures against COVID-19 and reach out to the local populace.

Mokokchung battalion, under the aegis of HQ IGAR (N), distributed hearing aids and wheel chairs to physically challenged people of Mokokchung district.

Kohima Battalion: Kohima Battalion carried out interactive session with ex-servicemen and their families, updating about procedure for redressal of grievances. According to PRO HQ IGAR (N), medical equipment and hearing aids were handed out to the ex-servicemen and their families as per their requirements. 

Jalukie Battalion, Nzau village Peren: Jalukie Battalion conducted awareness programme on women empowerment and admission of girls in Sainik School on November 23, at Nzau village in Peren district. According to PRO HQ IGAR (N), the aim of the event was to brief about various job opportunities, changing roles and active participation of women in day to day life. Young girls were also told about their recent induction at Sainik School. A total of 56 women and girls participated on the event.

Jalukie Battalion celebrated “Children’s Day” at Athibung on November 14.

According to PRO HQ IGAR (N), the troops along with Athibung Regional Club (ARC) reached out to children in Athibung town to celebrate the occasion at Government High School, Athibung. Students from GHS, Athibung addressed the gathering about precautionary measures to be taken during the pandemic. Assam Rifles troops along with ARC distributed schools bags to girl students in need. The students were also made aware of Sainik School entrance examination. Various health and hygiene precautions to be taken during the COVID-19 pandemic were also briefed. 141 children and nine teachers attended the programme. Jalukie Battalion also celebrated the day with children of the Christian Servanthood Orphange Home and Zeme Women Organisation Children Home along with Childline Peren on November 14. Assam Rifles troops along Childline Peren also reached out to children of Orphanage at Peren town and precautionary measures to be taken during the pandemic were also disseminated.

The team from Childline Peren briefed about various child welfare schemes. 33 children and six staff members participated in the event.

Jalukie Battalion also conducted medical, veterinary and child counseling camp in collaboration with Veterinary College, Jalukie and Childline, Peren. Villagers were briefed about various health and hygiene methods to be implemented during the crisis and were provided with necessary medicines. They were also briefed about ongoing admission process in Sainik School, Punglwa.

The veterinary team provided necessary treatment to the livestock of villagers while team from Childline Peren informed about various child welfare schemes being run by the state government. 157 villagers, 38 children and 75 livestock were benefitted from the combined efforts of security forces and Veterinary College.

Earlier, the battalion conducted COVID-19 awareness campaign at Tapein village on November 12, where villagers were urged to use mask and sanitizers and informed about symptoms and measures.

Basic medical checkup was conducted. 30 villagers attended the campaign. Jalukie battalion conducted COVID-19 awareness campaign at old Chalkot village in Peren on November 17. A total of 37 villagers attended the awareness camp. The battalion also conducted COVID-19 awareness campaign at Govt Primary School, Ndunglwa, Peren on November 17. A total of 37 villagers attended the awareness camp.  Jalukie Battalion reached out to the citizens of Peren town and Pedi village spreading awareness of cancer and its preventive measures. The programme was conducted on the occasion of National Cancer Awareness Day on November 7.

Jalukie Battalion organised a gaon burah/village chiefs meeting on November 9, at Tening.  Village chiefs, chairmen, and secretaries attended the meeting. 

The various requirements in the village to include development projects were discussed. 

A total of 16 GBs attended the meeting. Jalukie Battalion conducted COVID-19 awareness campaign at Athibung on November 27, at the main market area of Athibung town. Public were briefed about various health and hygiene precautions to be taken during pandemic. People were also informed about Sainik School registration and get volunteer students for the same. A total of 48 villagers attended the awareness camp. 

Shamator Battalion: Shamator Battalion celebrated “Children’s Day” at Noklak and Choklangan on November 14. The aim of the event was to motivate children to realize their maximum potential in any field of their choosing. Awareness talks on various career options available including Indian Armed Forces and COVID-19 was also imparted. Shamator Battalion carried out focussed awareness drive and campaign targeting remote villages of Tuensang and Noklak districts. Local medical authorities and village councils were incorporated to obtain maximum coverage and to effectively spread awareness about COVID-19 protocols. CMO Noklak, Dr Victor and his team also participated in the awareness drive. The unit also resolved to address every village in its area of responsibility similarly before Christmas and New Year. 

Kiphire Battalion painting competition: Kiphire Battalion organised debate & painting competition to promote COVID-19 awareness at Mount Horeb Baptist School, Pungro in Kiphire district. According to PRO HQ IGAR (N), the aim of the event was to promote awareness on the COVID-19 pandemic  and the various precautionary measures like use of sanitisers & mask, maintaining social distancing as well as other health & hygiene habits. A total of 35 boys and 25 girls along with 10 teaching staff and principal participated in the events.

Tuensang Battalion: Tuensang Battalion conducted medical camp on November 5, at Yei village, to provide medical support and assistance to the villagers especially the old, handicapped, orphaned people and the women unable to go to the hospitals at far distances. Altogether, 72 males, 81 females and 77 children benefitted from the camp. Battalion also inaugurated a renovation and refurbishment of sanitary pad making room (15 X40 sq ft) at PHC Longpang village of Tuensang district to alleviate the problem of women of Longpang village under the Assam Rifles civic action programme and handed over to the village authority. 

Tuensang Battalion also conducted medical camp on November 6, at Monyakshu village, to provide medical support and assistance to the villagers especially the old, handicapped, orphaned people and the women who were unable to go to the hospitals at far distances. A total of 63 males, 87 females and 137 children were benefitted from the camp. 

Wokha Battalion: Wokha Battalion reached out to the children of Morning Star Children’s Home, Wokha and distributed blankets, ration, essential commodities and mask on November 5.

Dimapur Battalion: Dimapur Battalion provided 9000 liters of drinking water for an old age home at Indesen village, Dimapur on November 25. Battalion has been carrying out such activity regularly in to address problems of the local population. Founder and care taker of the old age home, Tiala Ao expressed gratitude for the help extended by Assam Rifles.

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