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Assam Rifles holds health camps, coaches Agniveer aspirants

By EMN Updated: Apr 09, 2024 9:18 pm
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A medical officer from Assam Rifles examines a child during the medical camp at Matikhru village on April 8.

DIMAPUR — Assam Rifles commemorated World Health Day 2024 by organising a free medical camp and blood donation drive in Phek district on April 8, on the theme ‘My health, my right’.

According to a press release, the medical camp was organised in the border village of Matikhru under Meluri subdivision, while the blood donation drive was undertaken at the District Hospital Phek.

The medical camp was organised with the objective of providing cathartic aid, systematic diagnosis, and potent medication to the local populace of the village. The medical team conducting the camp diagnosed and provided free medical aid to a total of 90 patients, including 30 male patients, 42 female patients, and 18 children.

The team, headed by a medical officer, also educated the villagers on health, hygiene, and sanitation aspects to be implemented in day-to-day life.

The blood donation drive was undertaken to contribute towards replenishing the blood bank in the district hospital, which faces an acute shortage of blood to meet various emergent situations. A total of four units of various blood groups were donated.

Additionally, Assam Rifles organised a medical camp in the Indo-Myanmar border village of Sangtsunger in Kiphire district aimed at addressing the healthcare needs of the villagers. The report mentioned that a total of 55 individuals, including 17 men, 25 women, and 13 children, benefited from the medical camp, receiving essential healthcare services.

Participates in inauguration of church in Mon

On April 8, the Assam Rifles attended the inauguration of the Chenloisho-Wangtu Baptist Church at Chenloisho-Wangtu village in Mon district.

On the occasion, food items and medicines were given to the locals as a goodwill gesture towards the village. Religious leaders from Tizit, as well as chairmen, gaon buras, and other dignitaries from the village, were present at the ceremony.

Training capsule for Agniveer aspirants in Kohima

The Assam Rifles facilitated the registration of local youth for the Agniveer Recruitment 2024 at the Kohima garrison, where a total of 48 aspirants from different parts of Nagaland applied.

It said that on April 8, initial screening and mock tests were conducted at IG Stadium, Kohima, to assess the basic aptitude of the candidates. Those who successfully cleared the screening are currently undergoing coaching classes organised by the Assam Rifles.

The four-week training capsule has been designed to train the aspirants in computer-based common entrance examinations (CEE) and physical training. Candidates from districts such as Phek, Peren, and Mon have been provided with accommodation for the duration of their training.

“The endeavours of the Assam Rifles is to motivate maximum youth to join the defence forces and get maximum selection from the region by providing them all the help they need to pursue their dreams,” it read.

Students From Sainik School Satara visit Kohima

As part of a national integration tour, 47 students from Sainik School Satara, accompanied by teachers, are on an expedition to Shillong, Dimapur, and Kohima from April 3 to April 10. They explored Kohima from April 7 to April 9 and the itinerary encompassed visits to historical landmarks.

At the Kohima War Cemetery, the students paid homage to the valiant souls who sacrificed their lives during World War II. The group also participated in an exhibition organised by the Assam Rifles at Kohima garrison. Further, there were interactive sessions and group activities, among other items.

By EMN Updated: Apr 09, 2024 9:18:00 pm
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