Assam rifles conduct various activities across Nagaland

DIMAPUR | Publish Date: 3/22/2020 12:39:30 PM IST

Assam Rifles have been conducting various activities across the state for the benefit of the general public in different places.

Jalukie Battalion: Assam Rifles organised “education awareness drive” for students at St Xavier College, Jalukie on March 3. The lecture was aimed at promoting awareness about the importance of education and employment avenues in security forces. According to PRO, the lecture also emphasized on the roles educated youth can play towards shaping a bright future for Nagaland. 225 students from St Xavier Higher Secondary School attended the lecture. Meanwhile, the battalion conducted a tree plantation drive under the theme “nature and nurture” from March 1 to 3 at Huenambe village. The drive was conducted along the road connecting Huenambe and Dzulake village. 45 students, 25 residents along with troops participated in the drive. The youths and villagers were briefed about the importance of afforestation and merits of the same. A total of 127 students and 114 villagers participated during the drive. Troops of Jalukie Battalion welcomed the three-day Mai Kangia festival by partaking in the celebrations along with the Heraka community at Tening on March 14. 

Tuensang Battalion: Assam Rifles conducted an interaction with GBs/chairman and ex-servicemen in Tuensang March 3. The interaction was aimed at inquiring about the problems and grievances faced by them and to spread awareness about the ongoing online registration for army recruitment rally to be held in April. A free medical camp was also organised. 22 village functionaries, 60 ex-servicemen, 36 widows of ex-servicemen and 12 dependents from neighbouring villages of Tuensang town participated in the interaction. Tuensang Battalion organised “pray for peace” programme with religious teachers and church representatives at Wangti on February 29 with an aim to encourage peace and harmony in the region. In an informal interaction that followed, initiatives of Assam Rifles towards youth and women empowerment and various upcoming infrastructure development to be taken up under military civic action projects for the region was informed. 34 religious teachers and women representatives attended the programme.

On receiving an information regarding a fire incident at Chenloisho village on March 14, Tuensang Battalion activated a QRT comprising 22 personnel from Chenliosho COB and assisted in preventing the fire from spreading to the adjacent houses. Necessary first aid was also provided to Noklem Konyak whose house was razed. 

Wokha Battalion: Assam Rifles under the aegis of HQ IGAR (North) constructed a footpath of 282 x 4 mtrs spread and handed it over to the residents of Longsa village, Wokha on March 3 in the presence of village council members, GBs and others. According to PRO, the beaten track was a major concern, especially during the onset of monsoon as residents fetch basic amenities besides being connected to the village cemetery. The initiative of the army and Assam Rifles was appreciated.

Meanwhile, the battalion also conducted cleanliness drive at Wokha football ground on March 4 under “swachh bharat abhiyan”. The cleanliness drive was undertaken by the troops to propagate the message of keeping surroundings litter free for the purpose of keeping the town clean and to prevent the spread of communicable diseases. Wokha Battalion also conducted a medical camp at Pongitong, Wokha on March 14.  A specially constituted medical team comprising two medical officers and five paramedical staff of the unit treated 123 patients. Free medicines were provided to the ailing. Meanwhile, an awareness lecture on COVID-19 was delivered laying emphasis on the necessary precautions to be taken to keep from contacting the virus. Battalion also conducted a medical camp at Mekukla village on March 13, wherein 104 patients were examined and treated. 

Chieswema Battalion: Assam Rifles organised a basic yoga session for students of various schools at Pfutsero ground on March 3. The yoga session was followed by a lecture which gave an insight on various lifestyle diseases, a need to practice healthy food habits and to include physical activities. Awareness on health education and precautions from common viral diseases was also imparted. 130 students participated in the event. Chieswema Battalion of Assam Rifles has been conducting pre-recruitment training camp for youth of Kohima and Phek districts since February 1.  As part of the training capsule, candidates are being tested for physicals, theory classes and mock written exam. On March 13, test was conducted at IG Stadium, Kohima so as to make trainees accustomed about the actual recruitment procedures and tests. Chieswema Battalion also conducted a lecture-cum-cleanliness drive at Zeizou village on March 11. Emphasis was laid on the ill-effects of alcohol and tobacco consumption. Post-lecture troops and residents jointly participated in planting saplings and mass cleaning of selected places. 55 individuals to village functionaries and 36 students participated in the event. Chieswema Battalion also conducted medical camp at Lekromi village, Phek, on March 20, to provide basic medicines and basic diagnosis to residents from all walks. A total of 357 patients attended the medical camp. Medical officer also imparted awareness about various lifestyle diseases and precautions to be taken to prevent COVID-19.

Zunheboto Battalion: Zunheboto Battalion organised an “afforestation drive” as a part of clean and green Nagaland at Akuluto town, Zunheboto on March 5. According to PRO HQ IGAR (N), the event was conducted by troops of Assam Rifles and was witnessed by villagers of Akuluto town. The programme commenced with an informative lecture on clean and green Nagaland. 

Zunheboto Battalion also conducted motivational lecture on “Join Indian Armed Forces” at Government Higher Secondary School Chare, Tuensang on March 4. Awareness amongst students about the eligibility criteria, various types of entry schemes, pay and emoluments, training and various career opportunities available in the Indian Armed Force were given. 60 students attended the lecture. Zunheboto Battalion conducted an interaction with GBs at Longkhim village, Tuensang on March 14. The interaction emphasised on the need for mutual cooperation between Assam Rifles and residents for peace and harmony in the region. Eight GBs participated in the interaction.  Zunheboto Battalion conducted an awareness lecture on “Drug Free Nagaland” at Chendang Saddle village, Tuensang district on March 11. Altogether, 26 residents to include village functionaries and pastor attended the lecture. Zunheboto Battalion further conducted registration-cum-screening test for candidates for Army recruitment rally 2020.117 candidates registered online and 57 candidates were screened for pre-recruitment training recruitment training at battalion headquarters.      

Medziphema Battalion: Medziphema Battalion constructed a community hall for Nikhekhu village and handed over to the residents of Nikhekhu village on March 6. This goodwill project is an endeavour to upgrade the infrastructure for the locals. Medziphema Battalion also constructed a community hall for Nikhekhu village, and handed over to residents of Nikhekhu village on March 6. 

Shamator Battalion: Shamator Battalion undertook distribution of solar lights at Yimchunguru village. Solar street lamps were installed at public places in the village. Locals and GBs of the Noklak and Shamator sub division appreciated the effort of Assam Rifles. Solar street lamps were installed at public places in the Village. 

Mokokchung Battalion: Mokokchung Battalion installed five solar street lights at Bhumnyu, Longleng on March 15. Mokokchung Battalion also flagged off a four-day cycle expedition on March 16 with an aim to spread the message of “Ek Bharat Shrestha Bharat”. The cycle expedition also aims to spread awareness about wild life conservation, drug abuse and trafficking, HIV and AIDS, fit India movement, swachh bharat abhiyan and avoid single use plastics. The expedition team comprised of 20 cyclists including volunteers from Mokokchung and Zunheboto districts and will cover a distance of 215 Kms from Mokokchung to Kaziranga. 

Tizit Battalion: Tizit Battalion conducted a veterinary camp on March 8-9 at Government Primary School, Namasa and Tizit, to provide medical assistance and treatment to livestock of the needy people residing in remote areas. Counselling and measures for prevention of livestock diseases was disseminated to the locals. Awareness tips on care of their domestic animals, summer care and guidance on breeding of domestic animals to augment income was also imparted. 

Mon Battalion: Mon Battalion conducted a veterinary camp on March 11 and March 12 at Tangnyu and Lungwa villages, Mon. The veterinary camp was executed by a team from 14 mobile veterinary hospital and medical staff, to provide basic medical treatment and medicines for livestock in far flung villages of Mon district. Veterinary medicines were distributed free of cost and awareness on hygiene and sanitation of livestock imparted to 280 owners. 

Phek Battalion: Phek Battalion conducted a breast cancer screening camp at battalion headquarters on March 15. The screening camp was organised in coordination with Phek district Health department and Umang Foundation.  Medical team from Umang Foundation also educated residents about necessary measures to be taken to reduce the risk of breast cancer. 43 women participated in the screening camp. In a similar programme, Phek Battalion conducted a pre-recruitment screening test at battalion headquarter on March 14, to select candidates who will be assisted with training for the army recruitment rally scheduled to be held from April 1 to 4.

Youths from Phek, Meluri, Pokhungri, Kiphre and Reguri villages attended the screening test wherein pre-documentation and medical checkup was carried out to create awareness about the documents and medical standards. Battalion also conducted a free medical and check up camp at Losami, Phek on March 16, to provide free medical consultation and treatment to the local populace of Losami village, devoid of requisite medical facilities. Earlier, the medical team visited houses of elderly who were too weak to attend the medical camp. Basic knowledge on epidemic diseases including precautions was also imparted. 42 males, 32 females and 39 children benefitted from the camp.

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