AR continues with civic action programmes
Dimapur, Feb. 1. (EMN): Medziphema Battalion of the Assam Rifles alongwith representative of District AIDS Prevention & Control Unit (DAPCU), Dimapur, has organised an awareness programme on prevention and control of AIDS at Assam Rifles Public School, Medziphema, for school children and families on January 30. Dimapur, Feb. 1. (EMN): Medziphema Battalion of the Assam Rifles alongwith representative of District AIDS Prevention & Control Unit (DAPCU), Dimapur, has organised an awareness programme on prevention and control of AIDS at Assam Rifles Public School, Medziphema, for school children and families on January 30. The aim of the lecture was to educate people about HIV/AIDS. The lecture covered the probable causes and symptoms of AIDS, safety precautions to guard against AIDS and importance of educating the environment against AIDS.A total of 30 children and four teachers from Assam Rifles Public School and 200 families attended the programme.In a separate programme, Phek battalion of the Assam Rifles had conducted a lecture on “Career counselling” for youth of Akhen village in Phek district on January 30. The youth were educated about the qualification and entries for armed forces. Besides, the troops had provided career counselling for getting different kinds of government jobs. A total of 35 youth of Akhen village attended the counselling session.In a separate programme, Kohima nattalion of Assam Rifles conducted a free medical camp in Phesama village under Kohima district on January 31. The aim of the medical camp was to provide free medical treatment to local populace of remote areas devoid of requisite medical facilities. A specially constituted medical team under Captain G Sainath Ram, medical officer, treated 136 patients including 56 males, 48 females and 32 children and medicines were distributed to the patients. Kiphire Battalion of Assam Rifles also conducted a lecture on skill development and employment for young people in various fields for the youth in Longmatra town on January 31.The lecture was well received by the youth who were also inspired to engage in self employment by various start up schemes based on their talent and skills and not solely rely on government jobs. A total of 25 youth of Longmatra town and village attended the lecture.Shamatore battalion of Assam Rifles has organised a lecture on Indira Gandhi National Widow Pension Scheme for the women of Shamatore town. The aim of the lecture was to empower the women folk by apprising them about the scheme which would help them financially in times of distress. The benefit of the scheme and the procedure to apply for the same was explained to the women. The lecture was attended by 60 women and 10 men along with the GBs and council members of Shamatore town.In another programme, Zunheboto battalion of Assam Rifles has constructed a borewell and donated to the people of Laghilato village under Zunheboto district.The borewell was formally inaugurated and dedicated to the villagers on January 28 to alleviate the locals from irregular water supply problems in the area.