Assam Rifles observes Girl Child Day
Dimapur, Oct. 12 (EMN): Mokokchung battalion of the Assam Rifles observed the International Girl Child Day at Mokokchung Town Hall on October 10 on the theme ‘Little girls with dreams become women with visions.’
According to a defence release, the programme was organised with an aim to emphasise on the role of every individual of the society to empower the girls in various ways.
It stated that girls were motivated to be educated and be aware of their rights. They were also made aware about the role of Assam Rifles towards empowering women by recruiting “mahila soldiers” in the Assam Rifles.
Altogether, 300 girls from various schools of Mokokchung attended the event.
In a separate programme, Wokha battalion of the Assam Rifles organised a free medical camp at Shakitong village in Tseminyu sub-division under Kohima district on October 12.
The aim of medical camp was to provide medical support and assistance to the villagers especially the old, handicapped, orphaned, poor people and the women. It stated that medicines were provided free of cost and educated the people on the importance of timely vaccination, personal hygiene and sanitation.
Altogether, five males, 14 female and six children were benefitted from the camp.
In yet another programme, Tuensang battalion of the Assam Rifles dedicated a newly constructed waiting shed to the people of Tuensang. The waiting shed was dedicated to the people of Tuensang by the Commander of 7 Sector Assam Rifles.
A defence release stated that the local population was in need of such an initiative to overcome the weather problems faced while waiting for the helicopter service. The waiting shed will provide the much needed shelter to the people of Tuensang while availing the helicopter service, it added.
Meanwhile, Mokokchung battalion of the Assam Rifles conducted an interactive session with the faculty and 100 teacher trainees at Mokokchung College of Teacher Education (MCTE) on October 11.
While addressing the members, the speaker emphasised on the social responsibility of teachers towards laying a strong foundation of the society by guiding the youth of the state in the right direction. He also encouraged the trainees to conduct themselves in a manner where students should emulate them as role model.
The college principal appreciated the concern shown by the Assam Rifles and stated that the interactive session would benefit the trainees in their career ahead. The faculty of the college also expressed gratitude to Assam Rifles for conducting such an informative interactive session in the college.