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By EMN Updated: Jan 03, 2021 10:06 pm
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Persons with disability undergo training on bamboo craft making in Mokokchung.

Dimapur, Jan. 3 (EMN): Kiphire battalion of the Assam Rifles has set up a multi-skill development centre at Pungro town in Kiphire district on December 31.

According to a defence release, the project included renovation of building provided by Pungro Area College Students’ Union (PACSU) and provision of stores and equipment to augment three essential skill sets of information technology and computers, organic farming and piggery among the local population.

The facility was inaugurated by Yansomong, 2nd Head GB, in presence of the Assam Rifles personnel, Goan Burahs, council members of Pungro town and PACSU under the coordination of Yimchungru Tribal Council (YTC).

It stated that villagers and council members have expressed gratitude to the Assam Rifles for the noble initiative towards empowerment of the locals in the remote border region.

In a separate programme, Mokokchung battalion of the Assam Rifles organised a two-week bamboo craft workshop for person with disabilities from December 21 to the 29th in Mokokchung.

The bamboo craft workshop was organised with a vision to equip them with additional skills to explore alternative sources of livelihood. It stated that the workshop has enabled those individuals in developing skills to create valuable products from bamboo which is easily available in the region both for commercial and domestic purposes.

The same battalion also constructed a toilet blocks at Jordan School in Bura Namsang under Longleng district on December 31. Assam Rifles constructed a new toilet blocks for boys and girls at Jordan School as a gesture of goodwill to fulfil the basic requirement of having toilet blocks in schools for students in the villages located in remote areas.

In another programme, Shamatore battalion of the Assam Rifles conducted a picnic for children of Adora Children’s Home at Noklak on January 1.

It stated that interesting games and fun filled activities were organised for the children. Besides, the Assam Rifles also conducted a medical camp for children.

Altogether, 24 children and the caretakers joined in a picnic.

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By EMN Updated: Jan 03, 2021 10:06:27 pm