Assam Rifles conduct various activities in state

DIMAPUR | Publish Date: 10/4/2020 1:04:10 PM IST

Various battalions of Assam Rifles have been conducting civic action programmes for welfare of public in Nagaland. 

Chieswema Battalion: Chieswema Battalion on October 2, commemorated 151st birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, by organising a lecture-cum-motivation drive for children of Chobama and Pfutseromi villages of Pfutsero sub-division. A total 200 children participated. 

Jalukie Battalion: Jalukie Battalion of Assam Rifles rendered medical assistance and interacted with children of Christian Servanthood Ministry (CSM) Orphanage Home, Peren on September 28. According PRO HQ IGAR (N), AR distributed necessary medicines, essential commodities and locals were also encouraged to strictly abide by COVID-19 protocols. Earlier, the staff and participants acknowledged the efforts and expressed gratitude for the services rendered. Jalukie Battalion reached out to local populace by rendering medical assistance and providing essential commodities at Zeme Women Organisation (ZWO) Children’s Home, Peren on October 3. In a resolve to jointly fight the pandemic, locals were encouraged to strictly abide by the COVID-19 protocols for own safety and their loved ones. A total of 13 children and two staff members attended the event. Jalukie Battalion also reached out to local populace by rendering medical assistance and providing essential commodities at Christian Servanthood Ministry (CSM), Orphanage home Peren on September 6. According to PRO HQ IGAR (N), a total of 14 children and one staff member attended the event. 

Further, the battalion conducted a medical camp in collaboration with Veterinary College staff at Mhainamatsi, Jalukie on September 19, providing health check- up, medical consultancy and medicines for individuals and animals of the village. 

AR tree plantation: Battalions of Assam Rifles organized tree plantation drive across Nagaland with an aim to reduce impact of global warming and to maintain ecological balance.

According to PRO, approx 48,915 saplings, including locally available flora and fruit-bearing trees were planted by all ranks. Assam Rifles resolved to augment forests cover in the North East region and to create awareness amongst general populace about the importance and benefits of tree plantation.

Kiphire Battalion: Kiphire Battalion assisted villagers in restoring Khongjiri-Lopfukhong-Mimi border road on September 3 and 4, which was disrupted due to numerous landslides. According to PRO (defence), the road being the only lifeline for residents of the border villages of Lopfukhong, Mimi and areas further south was cleared for resumption of traffic. 

Kiphire Battalion also provided life saving medical support to a male civilian aged 25 years, of Kukegwo village, Phek, bitten by a snake while working in the paddy field on September 5. According to PRO HQ IGAR (N), the patient was immediately administered first aid and critical medical care, and later screened for COVID symptoms. He was later admitted in the unit hospital for medical care. 

Ghaspani Battalion: Ghaspani battalion, organized tree plantation drive at Medziphema, Zubza, Piphema, Kukidolong and Nihokhu on September 19, with an aim to reduce impact of global warming and to maintain ecological balance. A total of 1413 saplings, to include locally available flora and fruit- bearing trees were planted.

Ghaspani battalion also conducted and COVID-19 pandemic awareness for the occupants and staff of Life Challenge Foundation Rehabilitation Centre in Dimapur on September 14. Locals were briefed on COVID-19 safety precautions, basic knowledge on the epidemic diseases and hygiene & sanitisation. The participants acknowledged the efforts of the Assam Rifles and expressed gratitude for the interaction in fighting the Corona crisis together. 

Shamator Battalion: Shamator battalion conducted joint initiative with local populace to restore the track from Choklangan village to Noklak on September 22. Villagers and troops worked hand in hand to repair one of the main log bridge and track disrupted by landslides. 

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