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Assam Rifles conduct various civic action programmes

DIMAPUR | Publish Date: 2/23/2020 10:02:04 AM IST

Various battalions of Assam Rifles have been conducting civic action programmes across the state for the welfare of the general public.

Ghaspani Battalion: Ghaspani Battalion organised interaction programme with GBs and chairman at Phiphema COB on February 1. According to PRO HQ IGAR (N), the interaction was focused on need for close coordination between locals and security forces, to prepare ground for peace and progress.  21 GBs along with chairman attended the event.   
Phek Battalion: Phek Battalionorganised a plantation programme as a part of clean and green Jessami for students of Government Higher School, Jessami on February 7. A lecture preceded the plantation to sensitize the locals about the importance of protecting, restoring and enhancing diminishing forest cover as well as the crucial need for preserving the ecosystem. 40 students along with two teachers participated in the programme. Phek Battalion also conducted an interaction with GBs and village council chairman of Laluri village, Phek on February 6 with an aim to discuss about the security of Laluri village. Altogether, 19 GBs attended the event. Phek Battalion conducted an awareness lecture on provisions of “free movement regime” at Akhen village, Phek on February 3. The aim of the lecture was to facilitate convenience to locals residing along the IMB in cross border undertakings by way of imparting awareness about the rules and regulations. Altogether, 38 residents attended the lecture. 
Kiphire Battalion: Kiphire Battalion participated in the civil military coordination activity meet organised at district GBs customary court, Kiphire. Participants were apprised on various aspects of law and order situation as well as the need for a holistic and integrated approach for improving the prevailing situations in the region were discussed. Altogether, 21 GBs, village council and others attended the event. Kiphire battalion participated in flagship programme, organised by GoI Regional Outreach Bureau of Information and Broadcast department, Nagaland, to promote GoI’s Swachchta action plan under the theme “Swachhta Hi Sewa” at Phelungre and Kiphire villages. Public rally was organised to increase awareness amongst residents about need to maintain healthy and hygienic conditions, not only within house, but entire village to ensure overall prosperity of society. Sanitation/hygiene chemicals and cleaning materials were distributed. Local residents along with village functionaries from both villages participated at the programme.  Kiphire battalion organised a lecture on cleanliness drive under the theme “clean & green Nagaland” at Saramati Mountain School, Pungro on February 12. During the programme, the importance of cleanliness was covered in detail and and students were encouraged to undertake cleanliness of public places to achieve a healthy and disease free Nagaland. Altogether 30 students attended the lecture. 
Meanwhile in a separate event, the battalion conducted a lecture on “COVID-19” at Agape School, Kiphire where students were made aware about the ongoing spread of the virus, its clinical features and precautions. 477 students attended the lecture.
Wokha Battalion: Wokha Battalion conducted a free medical camp at Akuhaiqua village, Wokha on February 7. Apart from the medical assistance, basic awareness on novel coronavirus and its precautions was also imparted. A total of 92 patients were treated during the camp.
Zunheboto Battalion: Zunheboto Battalion conducted a lecture on HIV & AIDS at Akuluto, Zunheboto on February 6. The objective of the lecture was to impart awareness about the ill-effects of HIV and AIDS, ways of preventing the spread of the disease and misconceptions related with the mode with which it spreads. 17 residents attended the said lecture. Zunheboto Battalion also organized a “run for fun” marathon at Longkhim, Tuensang on February 3. The event commenced with a fitness pledge followed by a 2.5 km run. Altogether, 40 youths from Longkhim town along with troops participated in the event. Zunheboto Battalion also organised “afforestation” drive at Chendang Saddle village, Tuensang on February 2. Event commenced with informative lecture on importance of flora and the need for sustained effort of every individual towards facilitating clean and green Nagaland. 14 youths along with troops participated in the plantation drive.  Zunheboto Battalion conducted a lecture-cum-awareness programme on HIV & AIDS on January 27, at Government Higher Secondary School, Longkhim, Tuensang. A total of 26 students and three teachers attended the lecture. Zunheboto Battalion also conducted lecture at Atoizu village, Zunheboto on January 25 to spread awareness about the various entry schemes and career prospects in the Indian Armed Forces for young women. 21 women attended the lecture. In another event, the battalion conducted an interaction meeting with GBs, chairman and ex-servicemen of Chare area, Tuensang district on January 24.  Battalion also conducted a motivational lecture on “Join Indian Armed Forces” at St. Clare School, Akuluto on January 25. 43 students attended the lecture. Battalion also distributed clothing and food items to children of Mount Carmel Home, Sakhalu on January 24. 
Kohima Battalion: Kohima Battalion organised an interaction with ex-servicemen, widow and their dependent of the battalion at Kohima garrison on February 5. The programme commenced with a wreath laying ceremony at Naga hills memorial, followed by an informal interaction with the commandant and officers of the battalion about the necessary actions being taken to redress the grievances put across in the recently held rally.
Indian Army Spear Corps: Indian Army Spear Corps celebrated its 35th raising day at Rangapahar military station on February 4. General officer commanding, spear corps paid homage on behalf of all ranks during a wreath laying ceremony at the war memorial at Rangapahar military station. Addressing all ranks of the station, the corps commander applauded the contribution of its soldiers in upholding the territorial integrity of the nation and ensuring secure environment in the area of responsibility. Meanwhile, to commemorate this special occasion, families residing at Rangapahar military station visited orphanages and special institutes for differently-abled children in Dimapur. During the visit to these centres, financial assistance for upkeep of the institutes and clothing were donated to the children.
5 Sector Assam Rifles: Headquarters 5 Sector Assam Rifles conducted national interactive tour (NIT) for students belonging to Phek and Kohima districts to Delhi, Dehradun and Mussoorie from January 20 to 31. NIT was flagged in by Commander 5 Sector Assam Rifles, Brigadier, Abhinav Gurha. The tour itinerary included visits to historical places in Delhi, premier educational and professional institutes like Forest Research Institute and Indian Military Academy at Dehradun. Students also witnessed Republic Day parade rehearsal on January 23, at New Delhi and also interacted with the governor of Uttarakhand and high ranking Army officials. Tour was conducted with an aim to give students an exposure to rich cultural heritage of India and to enhance awareness of development and modernization taking place in other parts of the country. 
Mokokchung Battalion: Mokokchung Battalion conducted an interaction with Assam Rifles ex-servicemen at battalion headquarters on January 27. Commandant Mokokchung Battalion interacted with the ARESM to hear of their concerns and grievances and assurance of all possible support and assistance was given. A basic medical health check-up facility was organised for the ARESM and their families. Altogether, 25 ex-servicemen around Mokokchung town and surrounding villages attended. Mokokchung Battalion also organised a medical camp for ex-servicemen in Mokokchung on January 25 to provide medical consultation and treatment for minor ailments. Free medicines for common ailments were distributed. Apart from medical assistance, basic awareness on hygiene and healthy lifestyle was also imparted.
Dimapur Battalion: To facilitate smooth conduct of Bishu, mini hornbill festival, Dimapur Battalion provided administrative support to include tentages, water bowser, chairs, sports items and monetary assistance to the Dimasa community of Doyapur village, Dimapur on January 25. Representatives from the battalion attended the event and extended felicitations to the Dimasa community.
Tuensang Battalion: Tuensang Battalion organized an interaction with all village communities at Company Operating Base Wangti on January 24.
Various initiatives of the Assam Rifles towards employment of youth through various skill development camps, pre-training for recruitment rallies and admission into Sainik schools for students was covered. 45 village leaders including the village chairman, GBs, senior citizens, ex servicemen, representatives from students and youth organsiation, village guards and religious teachers attended the function.

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