Assam Rifles organises barakhana, medical camp; distributes equipment
DIMAPUR — On the theme ‘Community watch: together we stand,’ the Assam Rifles organised a barakhana, or communal feast, with villagers and village guards from 22 villages at Thongsonyu COB of Noklak district on December 20.
According to an update, the event, which coincided with the Christmas festivities, aimed to strengthen the relationship between security forces and local communities.
Similarly, on December 18, Assam Rifles organised a feast for village leaders from five villages in Akhegwo COB with the goal of fostering bonds and celebrating camaraderie with the local populace.
It brought together leaders from Akhegwo and nearby villages and provided a platform for dialogue, collaboration, and the exchange of ideas that contribute to the growth and harmony of the region, it said.
Further, the Assam Rifles celebrated pre-Christmas in Phek town on December 20, with students, teachers, and parents of Assam Rifles Public School (ARPS) participating in a day filled with festivities and merriment.
“It is our way of fostering a sense of unity and joy within the community,” the release read.
The paramilitary force also conducted a medical camp at Laluri village in Phek district. The camp had the participation of 121 villagers, including 65 males, 32 females, and 24 children, providing essential healthcare services to the residents.
It aimed to address the healthcare needs of the villagers, who often face challenges in accessing medical facilities due to geographical remoteness.
Distribution of tanks, pipes, equipment
The Assam Rifles, as part of its civic action programme, distributed 10 water tanks to Anaki Old village in Tuli on December 20. These tanks, each with a capacity of 2,000 litres, were handed over by the Deputy Inspector General of the 7th Sector. This aimed to address the longstanding water storage issues caused by scarcity in the area.
Additionally, the Assam Rifles extended support to the Sheanghah Chingnyu Student’s Union for organising the annual sports meet 2023, which took place from December 18 to 21 in Mon district.
The event saw participation from six clubs. The Assam Rifles contributed sports equipment, medical support, and other necessary assistance to promote unity and sportsmanship among the youth.
Furthermore, the Assam Rifles distributed 100 steel pipes to Akhen village. This aid is intended to improve the village’s water supply, which is hindered by improper piping. The new, durable pipes are expected to ease the villagers’ daily challenges in accessing water, thereby enhancing their living conditions.
Officials and troops from the Assam Rifles also participated in the 3rd EVA Volleyball Championship with local residents at Yisi village, Phek, on December 15. They also provided sports equipment.