Reports of AR civic action programs

DIMAPUR | Publish Date: 1/4/2019 12:36:13 PM IST

Battalions of the para-military force, Assam Rifles, across Nagaland have been continuing their civic action programs to uplift the lives of rural people and contribute to their development. Following are some reports of their activities.

Kohima Battalion lecture on Clean and Green Nagaland: Kohima Battalion (3 Assam Rifles) gave a lecture on “Clean and green Nagaland” at Kohima Orphanage and Destitute Home (KODH), Nagaland on January 3. 
According to PRO HQ IGAR (N), the lecture was followed by a round of questions from students. During the interaction, various central and state government schemes were also discussed. The lecture also covered the need for adopting a healthy diet and regular exercise regime. 57 students attended the lecture.
Chieswema battalion distributes wheelchairs: Chieswema battalion of Assam Rifles, on December 19, organised a function to distribute ten wheelchairs to Chiephobozou, Pfutsero, Zeizou and Chakabama villages for differently abled people. According to PRO HQ IGAR (N), the aim of the event was to provide assistance to differently abled people of these areas who do not have access to medical treatment and cannot afford wheelchairs.
AR conducts free medical camp at Mpai village: Jalukie battalion of Assam Rifles under the aegis of HQ IGAR (North) conducted a free medical camp at Mpai village on December 15.
According to PRO HQ IGAR (N), the aim of the medical camp was to provide free medical treatment to local residents of remote areas devoid of requisite medical facilities, due to lack of basic infrastructure. With an aim to take cognizance of the people’s grievances, a suggestion box was also placed. Altogether, 210 patients -- 60 male, 72 female and 78 children -- were medically treated.
Wokha Battalion interactive session: Wokha Battalion of Assam Rifles under the aegis of HQ IGAR (North) held an interactive session with village GBs and chairman of Wokha district on December 12 at Wokha town under the theme “Education for progression”.
A press release by Assam Rifles stated that the meeting was aimed at enhancing trust and cooperation between security forces and traditional village bodies. 
Important issues pertaining to development, health, education, women empowerment and opportunities available for the youth in security forces were also discussed. 38 GBs/Chairmen participated in the interaction.

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