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Assam Rifles continues with civic action programmes

By EMN Updated: Jan 17, 2020 11:22 pm
Residents of Akuk village in Wokha district and Assam Rifles personnel during the handing over programme of community hall on January 14.

Dimapur, Jan. 17 (EMN): Under its civic action programme, Assam Rifles organised various activities in different parts of the state in the past one week for the benefit of the people particularly living in remote areas.

Provision of community hall
Wokha battalion of the Assam Rifles felicitated the residents of Akuk village by donating a community hall on January 14. The provision was created with an aim to facilitate the residents for conducting various social and cultural meetings in the village.

The handing over of the community hall was attended by village council members and elders. They have appreciated the contribution of the Assam Rifles for creating a much needed facility.

Walkathon in Mokokchung
Observing the ‘Fitness Week,’ Mokokchung battalion of the Assam Rifles organised a walkathon for the troops and residents of Mokokchung town on January 14.

Emphasising on the need to lead a fit and healthy lifestyle and in sync with the ‘Fit India Campaign,’ the event was organised to engage the community in healthy lifestyle practices and the importance of regular physical activity in staying fit and healthy.

Lecture on health and hygiene
Jalukie battalion of the Assam Rifles conducted a lecture on ‘Health and hygiene’ at Government High School, Athibung, on January 13. The event was organised to spread awareness about the importance of hygiene and sanitation to keep fit and healthy.

Students were informed about the need to handle health related eventualities in keeping abreast about administering basic first aid. Students and troops attended the lecture.

Interactive tour for students
Inspector General of Assam Rifles (North) facilitated a national interactive tour for 50 students from the northeast including 10 from Nagaland to Rajkot in Gujarat.

Students of Mountain School in Chenmoho marvel at the modern weaponry used by the Assam Rifles.

During the tour, the group attended the 22nd Rashtriya Katha Shivir organised at Pransala village in Rajkot district. The students also visited places of cultural and historical significance and important defence establishments including the naval station and Indian Coast Guard base.

Students also interacted with eminent personalities such as governor of Meghalaya, Tamil Nadu and Gujarat, chief minister of Gujarat, Justice of Supreme Court of India and senior army and CAPF officers.

Weapon display
Mon battalion of the Assam Rifles conducted a weapon display for students of Mountain School at Chenmoho under Mon district on January 15 coinciding with the 72nd Army Day.

As part of the event, various weapons used by the Assam Rifles and infantry battalions of the army were displayed. Students were also made aware of the various types of entries to join the Indian armed forces.

Altogether, 45 students and 10 teachers attended the event.

By EMN Updated: Jan 17, 2020 11:22:00 pm